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FS Zeiss 85mm f12 50yr Anniversary Mint condition


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I wonder why you are selling this lens ? Have you found a better one ? I have this lens as well, so far I have not found another one to replace it.


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Hi Joseph,

"Have you found a better one ?"
Well yes and no.

I was offered a mint condition one recently, and although I already had one, mine had some small coating marks on the rear element. I always wondered if they really made any difference to image quality so bought this one and tested them against each other.
Both produced exactly the same results, so I've decided to sell the mint one as I'm not really worried about cosmetic condition, just image quality.

I doubt anything will ever exceed this lens's quality, and my remaining copy will have to be prized from my cold, dead hand.