Tag Archives: Autumn 2004

A Contax III Factory hybrid – 1988 article revisited

Published in Autumn 2004 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Stefan Baumgartner

See Pages 20 – 22

A Contax III was seemingly sent to Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart for repairs. The camera was returned with 6 perforations on the meter cover and replacement and more modern parts for the meter’s adjustment. On the same page is a much later Contina II with a similar perforated meter cover (2 holes) on this 1954-8 camera.

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A Contax horror story

Published in Autumn 2004 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Peter Hennig

See Page 15.

A tale of seeing a style of Contax II seen only in the advertising of the mid-1930’s where the lens cell logo was on the bezel in front of the rangefinder front window. The author saw it very early in his collecting experience and since it was in poor condition, he passed on buying it. He still regrets it as none other have been found.

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A new Zeiss Ikon – and new Zeiss M mount lenses to go with it

Published in Autumn 2004 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Barringer

See Pages 6 – 8.

In 2004, there was the announcement of a new camera bearing the name Zeiss Ikon. It had been more than 30 years since there had been a new camera with this trademark. Surprisingly, it was a rangefinder, 35 mm film format camera made to a very high standards and used new Zeiss lenses in the old Leica M bayonet mount. The article included lens diagrams of new, high quality lenses in this mount which meant that they fit this camera and all of the older Leica M cameras.

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The Tengoflex

Published in Autumn 2004 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Pierpaolo Ghisetti

See Page 5.

An outgrowth of the Box Tengor, this 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” format was a box camera with a twin lens style viewing process. It was made during the war years and sold mostly in Sweden and Germany.

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The Ikoflex III – almost a Veraflex

Published in Autumn 2004 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Bernd Otto

See Pages 10 – 14.

This article discloses the prototypes for the Ikoflex III camera in several variants. Including one with an exposure meter in the area just under the Albada viewfinder. Another surprise is a totally new and never seen before (or since) trademark of Veraflex.

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