EXTREMELY RARE HANS SAUER CARL ZEISS 38mm f/4.5 BIOGON LUNAR LENS for RETROFIT. He tinkered with all kinds of lenses that he retrofitted into digital bodies. I don't know the origin of this lens but it is the same early lens fitted into the Lunar Hasselblad cameras. I've included a couple of pictures of the original Lunar Hasselblad camera. (Of course the camera is not included). This Hans Sauer´s Biogon 38 mm f/4.5 lens brainchild for 6 x 6 cm format was called Supreme Wide Angle by Viktor Hasselblad since its very launching into market in 1954. This early 8 elements in 5 groups Carl Zeiss Biogon 38 mm f/4.5 superwideangle lens (equivalent to a 21 mm in 24 x 36 mm format) for 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 (6 x 6 cm) format was fixed to the Hasselblad Lunar Surface SWC camera. It was designed in 1954 by Zeiss optician Hans Sauer adapting to square medium format the breakthrough 10 elements Biogon lens and which would be also the basis for three more ultra-wide angle lenses: the Biogon 21 mm f/4.5 for Contax 24 x 36 mm rangefinder camera, the Biogon 53 mm f/4.5 and the Biogon 75 mm f/4.5 for the 1955 9 x 12 cm large format Linhof camera.
This non retrofocus lens delivers extraordinary optical performance regarding sharpness, contrast and reproduction of colours on center, borders and corners at every diaphragm - including f/4.5 widest aperture - and focusing distance, as well as boasting a superlative correction of distortion, virtually non existent, and surprisingly low vignetting, with the added bonus of an incredibly even field illumination of all the image surface typical in Dr. Ludwig Bertele´s original Biogon scheme achieving to increase the entrance pupil of the lens in consonance with the great angle of image.
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