This is my heaviest lens that I have ever handled. When I grab it with two hands, I am thinking of a football with touch down. It weighs about 3.5 lb and filter size is 95mm and lens cap size is 119mm. It is huge.
When I place the Zeiss German glass along with my Pentax K 300mm f/4.0 and Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 from Tokina, my other bigger lens appear to be small and slim. I am very excited to test this Zebra lens that has a distinct pattern of zebra black and white strips. This lens first come with the Pentacon 6 mount and it probably works with Praktica camera in the past. The lens that I get is fitted with M42 mount and I have to use the Genuine Pentax M42 to K adapter as the size is so big and any mishaps from a 3rd party adapter will likely damage my K10D body
With the lens hood mounted, the lens cap is 119mm in size and it is the biggest of all lens cap that I have seen. The filter and lens size of my biggest lens used to be 77mm and they all seem so small as compared to the Zeiss 180mm. I place a 49mm lens cap on top of the giant 119mm lens cap and you see the relative size in comparison.
You can knock someone who attempts to steal your gear with this football lens. The only problem that I see is that it will take you longer time to dismount this lens.
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- Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 180mm f/2.8 2nd copy
- Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f/3.5 (M42)
- Genuine Pentax M42 to K Adapter
- Warning on 3rd party adapter
- Schnieder 135mm f/3.5 (M42)
- Jupiter 9 85mm f/2.8 (M42)
- Prakitca MTL5
- Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 from Tokina
- Ultimate Film Camera
- Hin's Camera Gear