Zeiss Ikon Contina I 35mm folding camera.

The Zeiss Ikon Contina I is a 35mm camera with a set of bellows which allows the lens to be collapsed into the body of the camera making a slimmer, more compact camera. This style of design was popular in the mid 1950s when this camera was made. Zeiss Ikon Contina I Images My Zeiss Ikon Contina I Camera This camera was one I bought just because it came up on one of my regular trawls through ebay looking for […]

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Zeiss Ikon Nettar II type 517/16

This post describes a Zeiss Ikon Nettar II folding camera which was made in about 1949 and takes type 120 film. I’ve identified it as type 517/16 by referring to the camera wiki site. Zeiss Ikon Nettar II Images My Zeiss Ikon Nettar II Camera I acquired this camera in a slightly different way than I normally find cameras because I bought it from a charity shop rather than from eBay. I suspect that the price I paid of £5 […]

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Contaflex III sample film

Over the last week or so I’ve been running a test film through my Zeiss Ikon Contaflex III 35mm slr and a couple of days ago I finished the film and developed it so this post is to publish the Contaflex III sample pictures. To carry out the test I used a roll of FP4+ which I loaded in a re-sealable canister from a bulk loader. I used a light meter app on my phone to meter the exposure and […]

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Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Alpha

The name Zeiss Ikon is somewhat iconic in camera manufacture and the Contaflex series was one of their longer running models. I had only one Zeiss in my collection, a Contina, and I decided it was time I added to that and so I purchased a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Alpha in a non-working state. Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Alpha Images My Contaflex Alpha Camera As I said above I bought this camera in state described as ‘shutter working but erratic’ and […]

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Zeiss Ikon Contina viewfinder camera

I picked up this Zeiss Ikon Contina 35mm camera from eBay for a give-away price and for that I got a viewfinder camera with EV exposure control, 45mm Zeiss lens and great quality engineering in what seems to to be almost perfect condition. Zeiss Ikon Contina Images My Zeiss Ikon Contina Camera As I said above I found this camera on eBay advertised as simply ‘old camera’, but I could see from the pictures supplied that it was a Zeiss and […]

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