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Argus Cintar5cm 3.5 on EP-2

I took some photos of fishing boats just before sunset with a rigid Tessar 5cm 3.5 that Brian put together for me. He told me that no such lens exists in Contax mount as rigid. I used an Amedeo adapter with this lens and mounted it on the EP-2. I used the lens wide open, so the results may be soft, but this is OK for such images. I am very pleased with the EP-2. The internal stabilization system works perfectly, and the camera is small and light.

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Edited: I should have realized that the lens is an Argus Cintar In Contax mount and not a Zeiss Tessar! I have both lenses, and I did not see the name well.
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Next time, I will use a smaller aperture and have a higher ISO. This should give sharper images. My family was eating some Gelato, while I quickly took some photos, after I [quickly] finished eating my pistachio Gelato.
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The blue cast looks weird, but the scene was dark and cloudy, and the camera was set on "cloudy".
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I took some photos of fishing boats just before sunset with a rigid Tessar 5cm 3.5 that Brian put together for me. He told me that no such lens exists in Contax mount as rigid. I used an Amedeo adapter with this lens and mounted it on the EP-2. I used the lens wide open, so the results may be soft, but this is OK for such images. I am very pleased with the EP-2. The internal stabilization system works perfectly, and the camera is small and light.
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Glad you like the new lens. Is it a pre-war or post war CZJ? If post war it should be comparable to the West German rigid (only) 50mm 3.5 lens. I can attest that that is a really nice and sharp lens to use. I like all of your pictures posted here too.

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Hi Bill,
My apologies.
The lens is an Argus Cintar that Brian crafted into Contax mount.
He also made a rigid Tessar for me, but the lens used here was the Cintar.
I expect the Tessar to be sharper than the Cintar.

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Raid,

Post war CZJ lenses are all made with serial numbers above 3,000,000 and usually marked with a T for coated. They were originally made for the post war Contax IIa and IIIa and shown in early post war Contax literature. Also they were mounted in early Contaprox I's. I have one of these and it's a great macro lens especially on my NEX-7. The uncoated versions need to be used with a lens hood and the coated ones benefit from the hood too (IMHO.)

I prefer the Contax collapsable lens hood as it gives the best cut off of stray light.

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Post war CZJ lenses are all made with serial numbers above 3,000,000 and usually marked with a T for coated. They were originally made for the post war Contax IIa and IIIa and shown in early post war Contax literature. Also they were mounted in early Contaprox I's. I have one of these and it's a great macro lens especially on my NEX-7. The uncoated versions need to be used with a lens hood and the coated ones benefit from the hood too (IMHO.)

I prefer the Contax collapsable lens hood as it gives the best cut off of stray light.

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Well Bill, I have an uncoated Tessar lens, but I goofed here. The lens that I used was an Argus Cintar.


I have the pre-war 5cm 3.5 and also a 5cm 3.5.
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Raid,

The Argus Cintar is a three element lens and not as sharp as the Tessar. If you have a Contax adapter try your Tessar. You'll like it.

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I will definitely try the Tessar next.
The Cintar is OK for B&W images.
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I cannot see the posted image.
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I photo one old house by tessar 5cm 3.5 uncoating version . I never post pics , I try !


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This is your second posting here! Welcome to RFF.

Your photo looks great.
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