The 60 mm Makro-Planar® f/2.8 lens is a special lens, the correction of which is optimized for close range, whereas lenses for general photography are optimized for long object distances. The design of this lens corresponds to that of an almost symmetrical Planar®
lens, the correction of which is remarkably steady with changes of the image scale.
If it is stopped down slightly more than normal taking lenses with similar focal lengths, it can also
be used for long-range photography with satisfactory results. The helical focusing mount of the lens permits the image scale to be continuously varied from 1:¥ to 1:1. The focusing scale goes down to engraving 0.27 m which corresponds to an image scale of 1:2. A second scale on the main mount permits the reading of the image scale down to 1:1. The 60 mm Makro-Planar®
f/2.8 lens can be recommended especially for the photographer who has to change very often between overall shots and detail photography. In animal and plant photography as well as in industrial photography the Makro-Planar® lens - thanks to its extremely
large focusing range - ensures smooth photographic work even in rapidly changing