LAST UPDATE : 04 / 2018
Prices are the approximate amount one should expect to pay for a Hassy lens in excellent, but used, condition ( keh's "EXC" ). Glass and body should be clean and without scratches or cleaning marks. Hoods, boxes, caps and finer condition will all add to price. Hassy lenses can and do vary widely in price depending on exact condition, serial # and pedigree. Pricing was gathered from sales on ebay, keh.com, kohs.com, photo.net, apug.org, and other camera dealers including highly rated technician David Odess.. Prices are biased towards ebay auctions and keh.com. Only the most common models listed.
"C" Lenses are single coated Carl Zeiss lenses with 1/500 to 1 sec Synchro-Compur shutters. Chrome finished lenses were produced from the 1957 to the early 1970's. The switch to black finish lenses starts about 1972.
"C" T* Optically & mechinically identical to the "C" lenses however, the lenses now feature the famous T* Mutlicoated surfaces. A red lettered T* is printed on the lens. Most users feel resolution results are similiar to "C" versions, but flare is much better controlled with T* coatings. Some Chrome finished lenses feature "T*" coatings, but otherwise all are black finished lenses.
"CF" Similiar to the C T* lenses, but shutter change to Prontor, and other improvements including handling/design changes. Lenses do not have self timers. FLE versions exist ( floating lens element ) for 40mm and 50mm.
"CFE" Basically CF lenses with an electronic databus connection with the Hassy 200 series cameras and the lens improvements listed unnder the CFI version.
"CFI" Basically CF lenses that are "I"mproved. Flare reduction improvements, design, shutter and other small improvements that were to "increase image quality, reliability and convenience."
"CB" Budget version lenses. Only 60, 80, and 160 lenses made. 80mm lens had one less element than the CF and less performance.