4528 Distagon rare

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adam_f

Hi all,

I just saw one of these go on ebay for $685, and I'm wondering if it's because it's rarer than the 45/2.8 Tessar, or better, or both. It's certainly bigger!

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Adam f
 
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tom0394

Adam, I think the Distagon you saw is an auto focus lens for the 645 medium format Contax. Adorama Camera in NY sells them for around US$2200 new. The 45 f2.8 Tessar sells for US$320.
Tom Sullivan
 
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adam_f

Ah that makes sense...as to why it would be so big etc.

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wolfgang

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Adam, a Tessar for RTS should be available at about € 150 - 200, not more (IMHO) ;). The Distagon IS a medium format lens. Or You try an east german Tessar Carl Zeiss Jena with M42 screw mount. Should be avaliable for about € 50,-- or even less.

Regards
Wolfgang
 
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