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35/3.5 Zeiss Planar for Contax

The 35/3.5 Planar.

Introduced as a lower cost alternative than the 35mm Biogon, the Planar was a five elemnt/four group design. One of the most unusual features is the double diaphragm, designed to allow the lens to stop down to f/22. It was introduced in 1954, and abot 5000 were built.

The rear of the lens, with it's shorter rear element to accomodate the Contax II and IIa shutter.