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Leitz Wetzlar Focotar 50 mm f/ 4.5 Lens

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Leitz Wetzlar Focotar 50 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Leitz Wetzlar Focotar 50 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Leitz Wetzlar Focotar 50 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Leitz Wetzlar Focotar 50 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Leitz Wetzlar Focotar 50 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Leitz Wetzlar Focotar 50 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Other mount

First year of production: 1953

Last year of production: 1981

Optical design: 5 element triplet optical design (beside last was 6 elements).

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Average price: $150

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
50mmf/4.5f/16100.630.5250/8,845/1,8

Additional information:

Leitz Wetzlar Focotar 1:4.5/50mm is Enlargers & Film Processing lens had three main modifications.

Focotar - 1 1:4.5/ 50 mm.

  • Production era - 1953-1970
  • Code names - DOOCQ, 16781R
  • Lens - Five element triplet optical design.

pre-1958 - Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar Germany - Focotar f=5cm 1:4,5 (w/o GmbH on 1st 1952 version)

1958-1969 - LEITZ WETZLAR - FOCOTAR 1:4.5/50 (on head) + 16781R or DOOCQ (on barrel)

  • Production era - 1970-1974
  • Code names - DOOHF, 17581A known as LFE ~ Large Front Element
  • Manufacturer - Schneider Kreuznach
  • Lens - Five element Gauss design, with three elements before the diaphragm. It has larger diameter front and rear elements than the 16781R and 17582 designs.

 

Focotar - 2 1:4.5 / 50 mm
  • Code no. - 17582
  • Production era - 1974-1979 > 7,550 lenses
  • Lens - Six element Gauss design with three elements before and three elements after the diaphragm.

 

Focotar - 3 1:4.5 / 50 mm

Posted by: Veerd   Date of publication: 14.10.2018


Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality5.001
Usability1.001
Pricing / Value4.001
Bokeh4.001
Overall lens rating
3.80

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