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11-01-2020, 08:27 AM   #1
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Carl Zeiss Jena Macro-Prakticar 55mm f2.8 MC

I had read a couple snippets on the internet that CZJ had made a 55mm macro lens, and that some examples existed in M42 mount.....

I found that the info was spurious and just flat wrong - the lens I was after was only made in a Praktica 'B' mount, to fit a Praktica SLR... and there is no good way to adapt a Praktica B mount to a K-mount camera.....

so.... a mirrorless camera would seem to fill the bill - but don't tell anyone that I bought into a new camera system just because of this lens....

(that would be crazy, right?)









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The barbecue photo is absolutely splendid!

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The barbecue photo is absolutely splendid!


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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
...don't tell anyone that I bought into a new camera system just because of this lens....

(that would be crazy, right?)
No crazier than me buying a working Praktica just to get a CZJ Tessar 50/2.8... (insert crazy emoji here).

BTW...beautiful sample shots (as always)!

BTW BTW...I really want your Biotar...


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No crazier than me buying a working Praktica just to get a CZJ Tessar 50/2.8... (insert crazy emoji here).

BTW...beautiful sample shots (as always)!

BTW BTW...I really want your Biotar...


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thank you, Steve

no, no crazier than that... and, of course, I now have access to the limited lenses available for the PB mount....

(can't have my Biotar)


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working this lens out in an aquarium yesterday - poor lighting at the best of times, plus shooting behind glass, etc....



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