Hartmut Thiele’s Fabrikationsbuch Photooptik Carl Zeiss and the real world

Published in Spring 2004 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Barringer

See Page 14 – 17.

The author reviews a new book that creates spreadsheets a record of Carl Zeiss Jena Photographic Lenses through several captions such as Lens Name, Serial Number, Special Mount. While a tremendous improvement in being able to have lens data that is 90% accurate, based on serial numbers and camera mounts but there are also holes in the data, the data is mixed with less reliable source data and since it is paper bound,it cannot be sorted or amplifed without a completely new printed edition.

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