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06-26-2021, 05:21 AM   #1
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Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.7 T* (C/Y mount)

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I bought this lens originally when I was elbows-deep in my modified K-S1 project, and the mount would not allow full infinity focus

so I attempted to solve that with a quick disassembly of the lens.... and promptly bodged it....

I sent it off to Advance Camera for a repair and it came back in full/proper working order...

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after my attempt to 'fix' the lens, it would only shoot wide open (due to the aperture return spring disappearing inside the body)



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even wide open, it still performed admirably



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after I wrapped up the modified K-S1 project, I moved the lens to my Fuji bodies, where it continued to be sharp and contrasty, even though stuck wide open:



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I did (finally) send this lens off for repair....

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after the repair, I found that it is possibly the sharpest non-macro lens I own....





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and it does reds especially well:





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