Zeiss Historica Spring 2010

Zeiss Historica Spring 2010

One way in which cameras are superior to humans is that with the right care, they can last for a very, very long time.  People on the other hand, have a finite shelf life, and in the Spring 2010, the Zeiss community lost three of it’s own.  Most significant was Charles M. Barringer Jr, who put together one of the most elaborate photographic lens databases ever made.

Pg 2. A variety of memorials for Charles Barringer by Zeiss Historica editors and members.

Pg 6. Allen Numano was a Zeiss and Contax enthusiast who formerly worked for Yashica and Kyocera passed away and this is his short memorial by Larry Gubas.

Pg 7. A well known and skillful service manager for Voigtländer and Zeiss’s New York office also passed away in 2010 and this is a short memorial by Warren Winter.

Pg 8. Part 2 of the development of the Ikonta and Super Ikonta by Bernd K. Otto.

Pg 18. A Dutch photographic magazine carried a report on the re-start of the German export market in 1947.

Pg 22. Two Zeiss microscopes, liberated after the war, went in two very different collections, only later to be reunited many years later.

Pg 24. A short look at Zeiss microscopes on postage stamps issued by The Republic of South Africa and Brazil.

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