Tag Archives: Spring 2008

From Syntax to Praktina

Published in Spring 2008 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Alexander Schulz

See Pages 7 – 16.

The author continues his examination of the postwar development of the SLR camera in Dresden where the work on the Syntax under the trademark of Zeiss Ikon was shifted by political and practical reasons to KW (VEB Kamerawerkst├Ątten) as all of the former independent firms were taken into a Kombinat where all of the photo industry was under a single management control.

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Ikonette: The first Zeiss Ikon camera

Published in Spring 2008 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Simon Worsley

See Pages 2 – 6.

The Ikonette was the first camera design to bear fruit after the merger that created Zeiss Ikon. It was not an overwhelming technical design but a step to consolidate a similar camera from each of the predecessor companies. It came to the catalogs in 1928 but lasted only a few years as customers were looking for more features from the Zeiss Ikon brand.

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