Tag Archives: Autumn 2000

Paul Rudolph

Published in Autumn 2000 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 10.

A biography of the lens designer who took the preliminary findings of Professor Abbe and created the Zeiss Anastigmats (Protar), PLanar, Unar, Tessar and Amatar lenses. These are the lenses that put Carl Zeiss Jena front and center in the field of photographic lens design.

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Heinz Kuppenbender’s role in Contax history

Published in Autumn 2000 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Fridolin Berthel

See Page 6 – 9.

This biographical sketch of Dr. Küppenbender and his recollections of his time at Zeiss Ikon and the invention of the Contax cameras was prepared by Mr. Berthel who often worked with him with regard to publications inside of Zeiss Oberkochen. It is a personal overview but does not involve any of his personal history or that of other Zeiss personnel.

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The Jenaflex AM-1 and the Jenaflex AC-1 (Cameras)

Published in Autumn 2000 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Peter Hennig

See Page 20 – 23.

An illumination of the Jenaflex (formerly Praktica) cameras that were given the Carl Zeiss Jena trademark when the VEB Pentacon Dresden was placed under the management of the VEB Carl ZEiss JEna in 1985.

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Walter Bauersfeld (History)

Published in Autumn 2000 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 11.

Dr. Bauersfeld was an important management of technical staff at Carl Zeiss Jena. His scientists covered the entire spectrum of optical and mechanical endeavors. His personal areas of expertise were quite diverse as he invented the Zeiss Planerarium projector, microscope models, special lighting projects among others.

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