Tag Archives: Photographic

Lens Curiosities from Jena (Cameras)

Published in Autumn 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Hans-Juergen Kuc

See Page 10

A pictorial of three unusual lens pictures. 1. A “Special Production Tessar, 2. an “Unsaleable” Tessar lens that was none the less mounted in a shutter and sold, and 3. three “Muster-Sonnar” lenses which were early prototypes of COntax lenses.

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Contax Chronicle

Article Published in Spring 1982 Zeiss Historica Society Journal

A contemporary commentary on Contax Rangefinder Cameras

Author(s) Hans-Juergen Kuc

Page 3 – 4.

This article is an early example of the writings of Hans-Juergen Kuc before he wrote his books on the Contax. It is a 2 page thumbnail sketch of the history of the Contax. It would be expanded later in further articles and books.

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Bestellnummern Revisited (Cameras)

Published in Spring 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 3.

The author extended the list of possible suffixes within the Catalog or Bestellnummern numbers to identify additional film formats for the Ica and Zeiss Ikon cameras to /32 and listed the existence of plate film packs and roll film codes.

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