Tag Archives: Spring 1984

Zeiss Ikon and Dr. August Nagel (History)

Published in Spring 1984 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 4.

Dr. August Nagel was a major player in the photographic world from the early 1900’s until the outbreak of the Second World War. He was the force behind the firms of Contessa and Contessa Nettel prior to the merger into Zeiss Ikon in 1926. He left Zeiss Ikon in 1928 to return as the proprietor of his own Nagelworks which he sold to Kodak but remained as the director of the firm.

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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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Contax Military Cameras

Published in Spring 1984 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author:Robert G. Pins

See Page 3.

A discussion on the possible changes to the external and internal parts of the Conntax cameras during World War II.  This includes external  markings and changes to internal parts and the use of solvents and other methods to facilitate use in extreme climates.

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