ZK 5cm F1.5 Sonnar in LTM

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by Brian, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The ZK Sonnars are assembled in Russia from Zeiss parts. They are the predecessor of the Jupiter-3. I've rebuilt a couple, bought this one several years ago. The lens required a thicker Shim like most Jupiter-3's, unlike my two wartime Zeiss Sonnars- which were perfect across range. The barrel and focus mount are identical to the wartime Sonnars, a bit on the fragile side compared with the J-3. I've moved the barrel of a ZK Sonnar to a J-3 mount for people before, resulted in a usable lens for them.

    At F4 on the M9,

    25060815770_f3d0f4ae43_b. Warm February Day by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    25263349951_5abf45d3f0_b. Warm February Day by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    Not always easy to focus wide-open when someone is moving- even if only back and forth.
     
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    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
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