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Here grandaddy sonnar: 1937 zeiss jena 5cm f/1.5
first with no PP, except to reduce overall exposure a tad:
L1022938 by unoh7, on Flickr
L1022941 by unoh7, on Flickr
L1022945 by unoh7, on Flickr
L1022943 by unoh7, on Flickr
all shots at f/1.5
For 15 years this was the best 135mm film lens in the world.
Unlike the newer Nikon 5cm f/1.4, this lens tuned to infinity. Can produce more detail at a distance than the nikon, which is tuned for 2 meters or so. Nikon tried to copy the Contax mount, as Canon copied the LTM, but they screwed up somewhere in the helicals, so only the wides can be interchanged. At least that's what i read.
Mine has bubbles in the glass.....a good sign
More than any other lens, this one made the zeiss reputation for great glass. Russians stole the entire factory and the Jupiter 3 was born That lens appeared in 1948.