Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 5cm f2.8 - Contax Rangefinder
A favorite of Ansel Addams -- immortalized on on his Alfred Stieglitz! he Tessar construction dates back to 1902 and was computed by the German physicist Paul Rudolph.The Tessar lens construction was one of the most widely used lens construction. It was used for for large format cameras, enlargers, compact cameras, twin lens reflex as well as SLRs. Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm 2.8 is often referred to as “Adlerauge” (Eagle’s eye) due to its’ outstanding image quality and sharpness.