Versatility is the name of the game when the pentacon f1. The pentacon six mount abbreviated to p6, or in cyrillic is a medium format lens mount probably introduced by kw in cooperation with carl zeiss jena. Best value lenses secret revealed pentacon 50mm f1. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The pentacon six tl was the latest and final model of the pentacon six produced in the gdr german democratic republic east germany by veb pentacon in dresden.
Yet it did not have the commercial success in western europe and the united states. The praktica super tl belongs to the fourth and last l series generation. Find great deals on ebay for pentacon six tl and medium format camera. That lens boasted zebra striping which led to the perception that it is a carl zeiss jena creation. Get the best deals on pentacon camera lenses when you shop the largest online selection at. The company name pentacon was first introduced in 1964 and was a combination of the two words pentaprism and contax.
Their story begins in dresden, germany before the great war with paul guthes pioneering, patented truly compact folding camera, the patentetui, which finally entered production at the end of the war in partnership with benno thorsch as kamera werkstatten. From kw to pentacon the praktica story this new book is the first detailed history in english of kw, praktica and pentacon cameras. Shop from the worlds largest selection and best deals for pentacon camera lenses. Buy pentacon six in camera lens adapters, mounts, and tubes and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. Click on the focal length that interests you to be taken straight to that section, or start with the introduction and then click on the link at. Pentacon is the company name of a camera manufacturer in dresden, germany. Unfollow pentacon six to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. However, behind their iron curtain, pentacon and carl zeiss jena seemed to be unaware of the importance of. The pentacon six system offers an extremely wide range of lenses. The focusing is smooth, the coated glass is free from remarkably scratches. It is used for a wide variety of cameras, among them the praktisix, pentacon six, exakta 66, kiev 6c, kiev 60, kiev 88cm and arax. It is not true that pentacon lenses were made by czj as others said, most of them were originally made by meyergoerlitz. Pentacon 2004 as new condition, might have been unused when i bought it they were going very cheap a few years ago. M42 mount manual lens, with continuous aperture setting ring.
A very brief history of the pentacon six learning the history of german optics in the immediate postwar history is like reading a book thats slightly smarter than you are. This new book is the first detailed history in english of kw, praktica and. The pentacon six mount is a breechlock bayonet lens mount originally used by several. Pentacon six website upgrades the pentacon six system. Praktica super tl from the focal plane to infinity. Manufactured by east german zeiss ikon from 1952 to 1957, this slr is fitted with a carl zeiss jena tessar 50mm f2.
I dont have experience with any of them, but the pancolar has a good reputation which the pentacon counterpart does not have. This book is the same as a short history of the camera but on a different layout. This vintage prime lens will take on about everything you throw at it with its classic styling and utilitarian design. Carl zeiss jena lenses exposing nature photography. Here and in the title above is the link to the title page and index for the history section.
Find great deals on ebay for pentacon six lens and biometar. Kine exakta, contax, pentacon, alpa, contarex, leicaflex, contaflex. I am seriously considering buying a pentacon six camera. Established in 1949, praktica optics have been held by those who lead, perform and experience the unthinkable. Pentacon six in camera lens adapters, mounts, and tubes. To see the latest additions and improvements to this website, click on the links below. The lenses of each brand are ordered by focal length. You frequently find yourself rereading sentences multiple times to understand their meaning. This section has been on the website for several years, but with few links from elsewhere on the website. As of 30th june 2015 the pentacon gmbh ceased the business with praktica photo products 1. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the enter key is pressed. Pentacon manufactured a couple of inhouse lenses for this system, first under the prakticar brand and then under pentacon. These are high quality lenses, but not up the outstanding optical standards of carl zeiss jena.
The six accepts lenses with the pentacon six mount, a breechlock bayonet mount. In addition to a history of cameramaking in dresden dating back to the 1830s. Pentacon is a german company who have established themselves firmly in the camera lens market. Gorlitz to the preparation of military production of lenses licensed by the soviet union. Hummel wrote in his book that during this night approximately 80% of the production plants of the camera industry were destroyed. Along with the pancolar and the tessar lenses the pentacon 1. Here you will find information about books on the pentacon six and praktisix. The first l series generation appeared in 1969 with the praktica l. The pentacon six is a singlelens reflex slr medium format camera system made by east german manufacturer pentacon from 1966 to 1992. But this is a straight pentacon lens one that even with the added multicoating has a. Im starting to use a few pentacon 6 and other mf lenses on my 5d. From kw to pentacon the praktica story brenell taperecorders.
However, the history of the tessar goes way back, as its optical formula dates back to 1902. Hi guys, this article is intended to stir up the muddied waters, with a newbie like me drawing hasty conclusions on pentacon 5mm. Pentacon manual focus lenses carl zeiss jena konica hexanon. Attached to an olympus em1 focus on outline object maybe 200 metres away sharp but not on infinity focus.
This section covers mostly lenses from carl zeiss jena, meyeroptik pentacon, schneiderkreuznach and the former soviet union. Nevertheless, during the following years, which were characterized at the start by expansive disassembly of the nondestructed parts of the dresden camera industry by the ussr, the camera industry were rebuilt. This company was merged into pentacon and so their lenses were sold with a pentacon label. Great savings free delivery collection on many items pentacon six in camera lens adapters, mounts, and tubes for sale ebay.
Its the only slr camera that has completely won over my affection as a tlr lover. The pentacon six system has a range of lenses unrivalled by any other medium format camera, including the world leader in medium format, hasselblad. The pentacon six mount commonly abbreviated to p6, or in cyrillic is a breechlock bayonet lens mount originally used by several medium format single lens reflex cameras from east germany. From snapshots to great shots and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Among its own products were amazing scanner cameras. Sixty days and counting with a pentacon six casual. This reluctance on my part has traditionally been because slrs generally arent known for doing medium format photography, my first love. Is this something expected from this lens or do i have a bad copy and should try to have the lens focus adjusted. Through the years it equipped many of the 35mm film cameras sold in the former soviet bloc. The pentacon is the same as the contax d camera and was renamed to deal with a tradename dispute. Our story dates back to the 1830s when the first camera was developed in dresden, east germany. Apart from a more modern design quite different from the previous pl nova series, the main novelty was the shutter. The two primary lenses, which are both available on the used market, are the 300mm f4 and the 500mm f5.
It also has accessories to cover most imaginable photographic situations. Heres a photo of a pentacon 6 carl zeiss jena flektogon mc 50mm f4 on an eos 5d its a big lens, 86mm front filter thread. The first version had been manufactured under the brand nam. Pentacon is best known for producing the slr cameras of the prakticaseries as well as the medium format camera pentacon six, the pentacon super and various cameras of the exa series. Most ebay sales offer a body with a biometar 80mm, but i already have that lens and a mir 38b.
The camera and lens brands represented by the new pentacon were praktica, exakta, and schneider dresden, the enterprise employing about 150. The 1960s legend of lenses some history on the carl zeiss jena lenses after world war ii, the zeiss lens factory in jena setup up a new factory in oberkochen, and that factory now produces zeiss optics for highend cameras, among many other things. To make the lens and aperture linkage work, an all new bayonet lens mount was created for the pentina with a total of four lenses available. Praktica bms electronic camera prakticar 50mm pentacon mc f1.972 417 674 1463 1528 559 125 508 1269 1441 219 458 1277 436 1307 1642 694 1474 408 1092 72 1329 1207 999 930 862 176 576 396 280 232 465 331 820