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Hasselblad Carl Zeiss S-Planar 120mm f/5.6 Lens


Hasselblad Carl Zeiss S-Planar 120mm f/5.6 Lens


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Additional information


Carl Zeiss, Hasselblad


The “S”, designation tells us that the 120mm S-Planar is a special-purpose lens. In this case, the lens is optimised for close-up photography, creating 1:1 and 1:2 reproduction images. Two version were produced, an early f/32 maximum aperture version and later, an f/45 version.

Datasheets tell us that the best correction for this lens can be obtained at f/11. The lens was produced for technical macro photography, specifically to meet the requirements of technical photography, documentation and line copy.

Although corrected for close-focus distances, the lens can still be used for landscape work when stopped down. At a distance of 150cm / 5 feet from the subject, the lens will produce 1:1 reproductions without the need for extension tubes. When used in conjunction with Hasselblad’s Extension Bellows, the lens is capable of producing enlargements of 0.55:1 (approximately x1.8 times magnification).


Manufacturer Zeiss
Designation Distagon
Family C / C T*
Focal Length 120mm
Max. Aperture f/5.6
Min. aperture f/32
(later updated to f/45)
Design 6 elements in 4 groups
Floating Elements No
Closest Focus 95cm
IR Focus Mark No
Filter Diameter 50
FilterType/Mount B50 (Bayonet)
Shutter Type Compur Syncro
Flash Connector Yes
Timer Yes
Focus Ring Yes
Aperture Ring Yes
DoF Preview Switch Yes
Electrical contacts No
Length 86.5mm
Weight 640g


Lens is in excellent condition with extremely minor signs of use. Lens shows no signs of dust, marks or scratches.

Includes: Lens cap and lens rear cap.

Condition Grade: A

Item number: 2076