Contaflex Rapid - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Contaflex Rapid

1959

Zeiss-Ikon

Stuttgart

West Germany

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Lens:
f2.8, 50 mm Tessar, automatic iris diaphragm to f22. Depth-of-field scale. Fixed lens with removable, bayonet mount, front cell for wide-angle or telephoto attachments. Serial no. 2316188 .

Shutter:
Synchro-Compur, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. Delayed action. X, M Flash synchronisation. EV scale 2 - 18. Serial no. 3085818.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm film in cassette. Two Contax cassettes can be used or one standard cassette with re-wind.

Focusing:
Helical to 2 feet.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Roof pentaprism finder, split-image rangefinder on focusing screen with Fresnel condenser.
Auto-stop on film advance. Film advance tensions the shutter. Film advance and shutter inter-linked for double and blank exposure prevention.
Exposure counter. Film speed setting: ASA 10 - 1300. Interchangeable film magazine.

Serial Number:
U76937 .

With:

  • f4, 85 mm Pro-Tessar attachment. With lens cap, rubber lens hood, Plastic case. Introduced 1957. Serial no. 3244568.
  • GR2 Green filter size S60 for 85 mm lens.
  • Proxars, push-on A28.5 size for 50 mm lens: 0.2 m, 0.3 m, 0.5 m. In cases.
  • Lens cap for 50 mm lens. Rubber lens hood for 50 mm lens.
  • Instruction book. Ever-ready case.

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