Tag Archives: Autumn 1990

Carl Zeiss Jena Binoculars of World War II (Zartarian)

Published in Autumn 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Eugene Zartarian

See Page 16 – 18.

Mr. Zartarian discusses the design of the special military binoculars of the Second World War and their unique orthoscopic oculars for very wide angle binoculars used for flak and rangefinding applications.

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The Topogon Wide-angle (Cameras)

Published in Autumn 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Joachim Arnz

See Page 3 – 5.

The author is a life long resident of Jena. He chronicles the development of extreme wide angle lenses beginning with the Goerz Hypergon to Dr. Robert Richter’s creation of the Topogon aerial camera lens which was adapted by Bausch and Lomb to the Metrogon  and by Richter himself to a rare lens for the Contax 35 mm camera. He would later adapted it again to a ultra wide angle lens that was named the Pleogon

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New Shutter & Tapes for a Zeiss Miroflex

Published in Autumn 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Frank Paca

See Page 13 – 15.

The author describes and illustrates his project of restoring a Zeiss Ikon Miroflex focal plane camera from the late 1920’s – mid 1930’s. He discusses the design of the shutter by Dr. Nagel from its days at Contessa Nettel and the replacement of the shutter cloth and tapes. The article includes three large illustrations.

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More on the Great Contax Mystery

Published in Autumn 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Sam Sherman

See Page 8 – 12.

A summary of the information about the life span of the Contax cameras in Dresden, Jena and Kiev.  A good companion to the prior article but postulates some theories that would ultimately be proven incorrect through interviews with East German workers and personalities in the early 2000’s.

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