Tag Archives: Contax

Comparing the Prewar Leica and Contax Part II

Published in Autumn 1988  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Dr. Robert A. Helm

See Page 3 – 7.

This is the second installment of this comparison between the Leica and Contax cameras and concentrates on close-up and Macro Photography and discerning the qualities and benefits of each system.

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Prototype Lenses for Contax, Contaflex & Contarex

Published in Spring 2001 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Dr. Joachim Kämmerer

See Page 2 – 5

This is a presentation that the author made to the 1989 meeting of Zeiss Historica in Oberkochen where he demonstrated a series of lenses that were made in prototype form for the mentioned cameras but due to costs, anticipated difficulty in manufacturing or a sense of the market kept them from becoming production lenses. There were some significant possibilities and some surprising trademarks.

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Kiev Cameras

Published in Spring 1984 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Hans-Juergen Kuc

See Page 5 -7.

An early discussion by the first historian to develop the history of the Contax and associated cameras about the Kiev cameras that were brought to Ukraine when it was part of the USSR. It was the intention of the Russian government to take the Contax camera and make it a Russian based product as soon as possible after the war.

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