The Tele-Elmar replaced the Elmar of the same focal length as a more compact lens. It is a true telephoto construction with five elements in three groups. The lens head is detachable for use with the Visoflex, but owing to its telephoto construction that no extension tube is required. The lens was made in M-mount only, in black and with click-stop diaphragm ring with half stops. Early lenses had a scalloped focusing ring.
Features of the 135mm Tele-Elmar-M
Optional clip-on lens hood
Close focus of 1.5 M
Optical lens/groups 5/3
39 mm Filter mount