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KMZ 5cm F1.5 with German glass can match a Wartime Sonnar for performance, and the LTM focus mount is q better/more relable design than the Zeiss Original Typically performance improves if adjusted for the camera to be used on.
Far edge performance is soft, some of this due to field curvature.
KMZ produced two main versions of this lens: the original using Schott glass, the second using a reformulated design with Russian glass. Production of the two versions ran concurrently through 1956. The easiest way to identify the different version is the fixture for the rear triplet. The V2 lens has a guide ring machined into the fixture, the original version has threads as the back of the fixture. The Schott glass is superior in perfomance, my lens from 1956 matches the Wartime Zeiss Sonnar that it is based on.
the overall character of its imperfections lead to great photos, it´s not as sharp as the helios 103, the corner are weak even stepped down, the bokeh is lovely, and the results are often very useable as a whole composition, I use it very often
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I guess I will never part with this one