Zeiss Historica Fall 2015

Zeiss Historica Fall 2015

In the early to mid 20th century, wide angle lenses were usually limited to 35mm or maybe even 28mm, so what would Zeiss have need for a 21mm viewfinder on a Zeiss turret?

And what in the heck is a Cloud Projector?!  Read the Fall 2015 issue of Zeiss Historica to find out!

Pg 2. A look at early Zeiss Teleplast folding binoculars from 1907 to 1910.

Pg 12. While researching a Zeiss turret finder a strange 21mm variant showed up.  What was it’s purpose?

Pg 14. Michael Wescott Loder gives his thoughts on the 115mm f/3.5 Tessar for the Panflex.

Pg 17. A short biography of author Felix Auerbach.

Pg 18. Larry Gubas gives his review of Hans Seeger’s new book covering Zeiss binoculars from 1919 to 1946.

Pg 20. The Zeiss Cloud Projector was a large device designed to project advertising on clouds.  Something tells me Batman could have used this!

Pg 22. Despite discontinuing the Contarex, Zeiss continued to develop lenses for it.  Here are three of them from October 1973.

Pg 23. The evolution of the Ergo “Monocular” camera from it’s days at Nettel, Contessa Nettel, then to Zeiss-Ikon.

Pg 25. Commemorative Zeiss coins.

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