Futura S (1952)

This is a Futura S, a 35mm rangefinder camera made by Futura Kamerawerk GmbH in Freiburg, West Germany starting in 1952.  The Futura S was a later variant of the original Futura camera, first released in 1950.  All Futura cameras featured a unique screw/breech lock interchangeable lens mount, a leaf …

Zeiss-Ikon Contarex Bullseye (1960)

This is the Contarex, a professional grade 35mm SLR camera produced by Zeiss-Ikon starting in 1960.  This first generation Contarex earned the nickname “Bullseye” for the large prominent circular exposure meter above the lens.  The Contarex was one of the first West German SLRs with a focal plane shutter, and …