Tag Archives: Spring 1998

New Beginnings in Stuttgart (History)

Published in Spring 1998  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Hans-Juergen Kuc

See Page 12 – 14

Zeiss Ikon was fortunate that there was little damage to the Contessa factory in Stuttgart but the factory was tiny compared to what had been lost in the bombing of Dresden and so  much work had to be done on the political as well as the physical front. New products would take some time to come to market.

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The Movikon 16 System (Cameras)

Published in Spring 1998  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Barringer

See Page 8 – 11.

The author discusses the leap forward in replacing the Kinamo movie camera in 1935 with a model that had interchangeable lenses, a rangefinder system and accessories galore. Zeiss Ikon’s leadership in professional cinematic devices come to the amateur in a great way.

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Ikoflex III

Published in Spring 1998  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 3.

The Rolls Royce of Twin Lens Reflex cameras came to market just as the German government was commandeering almost all of the manufacturing space within the country’s industries.  Therefore few were made and sold as the war would switch into high gear in that year (1939). The cover shows the picture of this camera compared to the high end postwar version and the comparison shows the superior design and features of the pre-war product. However, the bomb damage took all of the means to resume away from Zeiss Ikon and this high end and complex design would not reappear.

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