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Rare Zeiss Contarex 85-250/4 Vario Sonnar

Total production is listed at only 581 lenses, making this one of the rarest Contarex lenses.  It is so rare that  even a picture is  very difficult to find, much less the lens. Two ring zoom. Closest focus a not too macro 3 1/2 meters.   Yet, the quality is startling.  Complete with caps, pistol grip, rubber shade, and yellow bayonet filter.

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Notice the 96mm front filter and shade bayonet, twin control rings for separate focus and zoom, tripod socket, and the lack of an aperture ring.   F/stops were controlled on the camera body, much like many of today's AF SLR's.    No depth of field markings  were engraved on the lens:  a separate booklet was provided!!


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