Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1994/02/28

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Subject: Zeiss Jena Biotessar 165mm/2.8
From: (Jack Campin)
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 94 12:37 GMT

I just bought one of these things (it was cheap).  It's a huge heavy macro
lens for the L39 mount.  No rangefinder cam.  I can't find any mention of
it any book I've got.  Anyone out there ever seen one before and have any
idea what sort of performance I can expect from it?

When does it date from?  (looks ancient but I presume 1950s).  What sort of
a design is it? - presumably the name means a hybrid of Biotar and Tessar,
but what that might be I can't guess.

- jack

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