Zeiss Historica Fall 2006

Zeiss Historica Fall 2006

Pg 2. Carl Zeiss Jena Contax lenses in Leica Thread Mount.  Although Zeiss was heavily invested in making lenses for their own Contax cameras, they also made them for the competition, why?

Pg 7. The Zeiss Jena 10×70 H, an unknown member of the H-Binocular family

Pg 14. The Zeiss C Sonnar f/1.5 50mm T* ZM lens was a new lens created for the Zeiss-Ikon rangefinder of the 21st century, but it’s optical origins go very far back.

Pg 17. Charles Barringer investigates a mystery 21mm viewfinder.

Pg 18. The Ercona was a family of East German made folding cameras that were near identical copies of the Zeiss-Ikon Ikonta and Nettar.

Pg 20. Further notes on the Tenax, by Lt. Col. Simon Worsley.

Pg 21. Zeiss-Ikon folders with starred serial numbers.

Pg 23. Maurice Zubatkin’s exposure meters.

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