The Jena Contax: Brief History and Spotters Guide

Published in Spring 1999  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Barringer

See Page 9 – 13

An observers overview of the Jena Contax camera which was reverse engineered under contract from the Russian military force to be manufactured in the USSR.  However, the astute Germans kept a secret copy of the newly drawn technical drawings and manufactured the camera using the Zeiss Ikon trademark from 1947 – 1950.

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