Tag Archives: Zeiss Ikon

In Search of the Contax IV

Published in Autumn 1999  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author:  Wolf Wehran

See Page 20 – 22

The former head of Zeiss Ikon Public Relations discloses some prototypes developed at Stuttgart to upgrade the Contax IIa and IIIa cameras and most logically was termed the Contax IV inside the firm. At this stage the pre-war prototype and the SLR Syntax camera were not a part of the vocabulary inside the firm or in the collecting community. Pictures of the various prototypes are shown.

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Contamatic? – Bessamatic? (Cameras)

Published in Autumn 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Authors :Hans Juergen Kuc; Charles Barringer

See Page 7.

An image of a camera that must have been a prototype. It is  marked Contaflex but has a bayonet mount that does not correspond to any production camera but it bring comparisons to the Zeiss Ikon Contamatic and the Voigtlaender Bessaflex.

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