The Macro Zoomar 50-125mm f/4 (Zoomar Muenchen) is a macro zoom lens for AF SLR cameras popular in the 1970-80's.
This is the world's first macro lens, a revolutionary lens designed by the outstanding engineer Frank G. Back, the owner of the American Zoomar company (he also designed the famous Voigtlander Zoomar 36-82/2.8, the world's first zoom for 35 mm cameras). It was manufactured in limited quantities at Kilfitt works in Munich. In the year the lens was introduced Kilfitt company merged with Zoomar, so the lens went into production under the trade mark of Zoomar Muenchen.
With a complicated design, the lens is not brilliant as for its optical characteristics (a 17-glass design is a rare success today, and in the 1960's it was just fantastic), but its exceptional build quality makes it a collector value.
As is the case with the other Kilfitt / Zoomar lenses, it can be mounted on a dozen of different camera systems via interchangeable mounts.
There is also a version with a 7-blade minimum aperture of f/32 and a weight of 615 g.
equivalent focal length 28-280 mm
diagonal angle of view 75° - 8.8°
minimum focusing distance 0.3 m (14-21mm) or 0.5 m (22-140 mm)
max. magnification 0.25
diameter 67 mm
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Posted by: kr555 Date of publication: 23.04.2013