Tag Archives: Autumn 2002

Happy Birthday, Tessar

Published in Autumn 2002 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Bernd Otto

See Page 17 – 21.

100 years after the appearance of Paul Rudolph’s Tessar lens, the lens still has an active posture in the world market and was the most successful optical design in history. It also pushed the technology to a new era of development.

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The Contax IV Prototype

Published in Autumn 2002 Zeiss Historica Journal

Authors: Peter Hennig; Milos Paul Mladek

See Page 2 – 6.

The discovery of certain important parts of a late 1930’s prototype is shown to be three different stages of a camera that would have been the Contax IV had there been no German industrial sequester in 1938 and the steps to World War II taken. Well illustrated and evaluated by the authors.

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Contarex prototypes Part II (Black versions and Stereos)

Published in Autumn 2002 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Bernd Otto

See Page 7 -10.

The author discusses rare prototype cameras that were in his hands. They include black Contarex Bullseye cameras, non-viewfinder models with Syncho Compur shutters, Stereo Contarexes with different focal length Tessar lenses.

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