Tag Archives: Spring 2000

Heinz Kueppenbender (1901 -89)

Published in Spring 2000  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 11.

A biogrpahy of the first head of Zeiss Ikon design, the senior management personality at Zeiss Ikon in the 1930s, at Carl Zeiss Jena during World War II and later Carl Zeiss Oberkochen. The lead designing personality in the early days of Zeiss Ikon and father of many  groundbreaking Contax rangefinder designs.

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Zeiss Serial Number Sequence (Binoculars)

Published in Spring 2000  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Jack Kelly

See Page 7 -9

The author analyses the rational behind the serial number sequences with regard to the Zeiss prism binocular models, describes a series of different external characteristics found in a particular model based on markings, differences in eyepieces and different prism covers.

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The Challenge of Wide-Angle Lenses in the Early Contax

Published in Spring 2000  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Barringer

See Page 12 – 15.

During the early days of the Contax camera, the most difficult lenses to adhere to the standards of Carl Zeiss Jena were the wide angle lenses. In an attempt to address the market needs, short term solutions such as the Orthometar, Wide angle Tessar and Biotars came to the market before Ludwig Bertele designed the 35 mm Biogon.

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