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Lenses for Ultraviolet UV Photography 200400nm


I need lens(es) for UV photography: UV Planar 60mm, UV Sonnar, Ultra Takumar 85mm, 105mm UV Nikkor,...

Any alternatives to that, since these lenses have gotten somewhat (!) rare these days...?

Thanks, Klaus


UV lenses are so expensive and rare because very few of them were made. Very few were made because the optical elements were made of fluorite instead of optical glass. Your best bet to find a "reasonably" priced UV lens is to contact Edmund Scientific. They are currently in the business of supplying technical optics and are likely the only source. Edmund Scientific is on the Internet and you can find their site with a quick search. Other then this source the only UV lenses I know of are the ones you have mentioned.