S Lenses


Serenar 50mm f/1.5

  • Specifications
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Marketed November 1952
Original Price 36,500 yen
Lens Construction (group) 3
Lens Construction (element) 7
No. of Diaphragm Blades 13
Minimum Aperture 16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 1
Maximum Magnification (x)
Filter Diameter (mm) 40
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm)
Weight (g) 295

A standard lens with a large aperture of f/1.5. Production of a large aperture standard lens was considered as a status symbol of a high class camera manufacturer at the time. This lens is developed based on Zonner 50mm f/1.5 manufactured by Carl Zeiss, following the Serenar 50mm f/1.9 and the Serenar 50mm f/1.8 I.

This lens is also available under the Canon brand name.

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