Contaflex camera

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    Contaflex camera made by Zeiss Ikon in

The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Contaflex camera Contaflex camera made by Zeiss Ikon in
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Twin lens Contaflex reflex camera for 35mm film 24 x 36mm. Bayonet fitting interchangeable lenses. Fitted with a Zeiss Sonnar lens F:5cm f/2-22 no.1659317. Viewing lens Zeiss Sucher Objectiv F:8cm f/2.8 no.1513535. With metal focal plane shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/150/250/500/1000/B and delayed action. Built in exposure meter calibrated 6-21/10 DIN, 16 seconds - 1/1000sec, f/1.5-22. Ground glass reflex focussing screen - hood built in magnifier. Albada type sports finder in hood, screen with frames for 8.5cm and 13.5cm lenses. No.Y85072. Zeiss Ikon.

Contaflex camera made by Zeiss Ikon in Germany, 1935.

Fitted with a Zeiss Sonnar lens F:5cm f/2-22 no.1659317. Viewing lens Zeiss Sucher Objectiv F:8cm f/2.8 no.1513535. With metal focal plane shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/150/250/500/1000/B and delayed action. Built in exposure meter calibrated 6-21/10 DIN, 16 seconds - 1/1000sec, f/1.5-22. Ground glass reflex focussing screen - hood built in magnifier. Albada type sports finder in hood, screen with frames for 8.5cm and 13.5cm lenses.

The original Contaflex was launched in 1935, although the name was reused in the 1950s for a range of SLR cameras. The Contaflex has a built-in selenium exposure meter and was the first such camera in the world with a built-in meter. It was also one of the most expensive cameras of the time, and used specially made lenses.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/1713
Materials:
glass and metal
type:
twin lens reflex camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford