Petrakla Classic Cameras
A Custom Front Lens Cap for the Carl Zeiss 50mm Sonnar Contax lens (pre/wartime) that works! One grey or black.
One of the recurrent problems for Contax rangefinder owners is finding a lens cap that doesn’t fall off. It sounds like a simple task, stay on my lens and protect the glass from dirt and scratches, but if you’ve ever managed to find an original metal Zeiss cap, you’ll know they can’t do that. Zeiss-Ikon in its ‘infinite wisdom’ designed them to fit onto that narrow little chrome ring at the very end of the lens. The result is, all you have to do is look at the stock cap wrong and it’ll fall off all by itself… Worse yet is when the stock lens cap comes off in a camera bag, the sharp edge of the metal cap is guaranteed to scratch the glass.
So if you’ve experienced this, here’s a cap especially designed by us to stay in place. It’s 3D printed, attractive and has an extra-long skirt to also protect the beautiful chrome plated sides of the lens. It also comes with a self-adhesive felt strip that can be customed tailored by you to control how snug or lose you want it. We also include an extra felt strip in case you ever want to replace it.
BTW, in case you’re wondering, these caps will also fit the smaller 2.0/50mm collapsible lenses. If you use it for that lens it will entirely cover it. You can’t get much safer than that!
We’ve been collecting and using vintage cameras for over 45 years and as enthusiasts, we decided it was time that someone finally took the time to come up with a decent cap. We’ve tested them on a number of our own cameras and we’re pretty happy with them. So we think you’ll enjoy them too.
This lens cap only fits the pre/wartime Carl Zeiss 50mm Sonnar Contax lens!
The price above is for a one (1) front lens cap. No charge for shipping. We produce them in grey and black. When ordering, please indicate your color choice. (Personally I like the grey one best!)
The price is for one (1) front lens cap. Please indicate your color choice.