Published in Autumn 1995 Zeiss Historica Journal
Author: Stefan Baumgartner
See Page 12 – 13.
The author has examined a large number of the special Jena Contax cameras and has been able to confirm that a small number were made as examples rather than prototypes for evaluation in the period from 1947 to 1950. He shows examples of two different versions where the camera body was all black (except for the accessory shoe and others where the body was black and the camera top panel was chrome. This last is said to be “half black.”
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