Hamish at 35mmc.com has done a write up about one of our rehoused Zeiss Jena 50mm f/2 Sonnar lenses. The article can be found here:https://www.35mmc.com/04/05/2020/skyllaney-rehoused-1930s-zeiss-jena-50mm-f-2/

Introducing the Skyllaney: 50mm f/2 ‘Bertele’.Skyllaney Opto-Mechanics is hard at work developing thier new 50mm f/2 Bertele lens. By 2021, we hope to release our first limited edition run of a 50mm f/2 classic Sonnar formula lens in native M bayonet, which optically is based very closely off the1937 pre-war era design by Dr Ludwig …

Two lenses we often enjoy converting, are the Contax Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar and the SLR Magic 50mm f/0.95 LM Hyperprime. The Contax Zeiss Planar is a lens renowned for its flat image field, almost nonexistent focus shift, and absolute sharpness stopped down.  Coupled with a pre-ASPH Summilux vignetting profile, it becomes a fantastic and …

Here, at Skyllaney Opto-Mechanics, we have an affection towards Sonnar formula lenses, and we see the desire of our clients to experience these wonderful lenses for themselves. Because of that, we work on entirely restoring classic Contax I and Jupiter 8 lenses.

We have spent many months designing, developing, assembling and testing our custom-built, high precision dual 4 axis CNC machine. The machine has its four main axes (X, Y, Z, A) computer-controlled through CAM control software. It uses anti-backlash lead screws and ball screws, high precision/high torque stepper motors and high voltage drivers. The machine was …