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Carl Zeiss Tessar 250mm F3.5 II

€650.00 EUR

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History: This is a good example of the optical masterwork made by the famous Carl Zeiss Company in Germany. The Tessar was one of the most succesfull lens designs back then. The best thing here is, that its not the quite common F4.5 version which was sold over decades a million times, this is the faster F3.5 !! version which was made only for special customers and rare by any standards.

This is actually a rather early specimen of the Tessar company, dating back to 1922. the main difference with this lens is that the housing is made of brass (instead of cast aluminium like the later versions). Its a bit heavier because of that, but i actually prefer brass to aluminium. It is also said, that the earlier Tessars werent as super corrected as their later counterparts, this may result in a bit more interesting image (not as flat as the more modern versions).


Condition: The housing is in a nice condition, there is almost no wear to the housing and the black laquere is mostly intact. The glass is in a quite good  condition, there are only minimal clening marks  here and there, but there is no haze, no fungus and no chips present. The aperture runs smooth from F3.5 to F50.


The lens comes complete with a flange.


The lens has a focal lenght of 250mm at a speed of F3.5. It will cover 5x7 formats and even 8x10 on portrait distance.




height: 8.5cm
width: 9cm
weight: 1500gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 60 eur


*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)






Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.



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