Zeiss Ikon Contina III 35mm Film Camera with Leather Case
Zeiss Ikon Contina III 35mm Film Camera with Leather Case
Zeiss Ikon Contina III 35mm Film Camera with Leather Case
Zeiss Ikon Contina III 35mm Film Camera with Leather Case
Zeiss Ikon Contina III 35mm Film Camera with Leather Case
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Zeiss Ikon Contina III 35mm Film Camera with Leather Case

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During WWII Hubert Nerwin thought about a new 35mm folder. The results of his thoughts were developed after the war to Zeiss Ikon's first completely new postwar product, made since 1948 as Ikonta 522/24. As Zeiss was unable to produce sufficient Tessar lenses (due to war damage to their production facilities), this is one of the few Zeiss models ever to feature a non-Zeiss (Schneider Xenar) lens. The model was continued in 1953 as Contina, as one of the first cameras of the new Contina series of 35mm viewfinder cameras (one was a rangefinder) made in Germany by Zeiss Ikon. The first models were folders, later models were rigid. Some had linked shutter/aperture rings, using the Light-value system. The folding models had knob wind, frame counter and rewind fitted to the bottom; the later ones had top-mounted 180° lever wind, knob rewind and frame counter around the shutter release.

Contina III 1955-58 529/24 Pantar 45mm/2.8