Zeiss Historica Fall 2003

Zeiss Historica Fall 2003

The cover image shows workers from 1952 in the shutter assembly room at the Gauthier plant in Calmbach.  The Fall 2003 issue remembers Arthur Gauthier.

Pg 2. Zeiss produced “Feldstechers” or “field piercers” from 1894 through 1908, a period that saw continued and detailed evolution of their early binoculars and monoculars.

Pg 9. Carl Zeiss in the Netherlands. In the difficult years after WWI, Carl Zeiss setup a plant in Venlo to avoid some of the penalties imposed on Germany.

Pg 11. More on the Tessar in leica 39mm thread mount.

Pg 12. Alfred Gauthier, Calmbach (1902 – 2002).  Gauthier made Prontor shutters were some of the finest and most populous shutters of the 20th century, appearing on cameras from nearly every maker, including Zeiss.

Pg 18. Postwar stereo devices from Carl Zeiss Jena.

Pg 22. Book review, Contax S: A History of the World’s First 35mm Prism SLR Camera, by Alexander Schulz.

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