Tag Archives: Autumn 1987

Lens Curiosities from Jena (Cameras)

Published in Autumn 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Hans-Juergen Kuc

See Page 10

A pictorial of three unusual lens pictures. 1. A “Special Production Tessar, 2. an “Unsaleable” Tessar lens that was none the less mounted in a shutter and sold, and 3. three “Muster-Sonnar” lenses which were early prototypes of COntax lenses.

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Contamatic? – Bessamatic? (Cameras)

Published in Autumn 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Authors :Hans Juergen Kuc; Charles Barringer

See Page 7.

An image of a camera that must have been a prototype. It is  marked Contaflex but has a bayonet mount that does not correspond to any production camera but it bring comparisons to the Zeiss Ikon Contamatic and the Voigtlaender Bessaflex.

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