Contaflex Beta - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Contaflex Beta

1957

Zeiss-Ikon

Stuttgart

West Germany

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Lens:
f2.8, 45 mm Pantar, 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. 3364699 .

Shutter:
Prontor Reflex, speeds 1 - 1/300, B. EV scale 3 - 18. Delayed action. X, M Flash synchronisation.

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:
Front cell to 1 metre.

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.
Uncoupled selenium exposure meter, match needle type with window on top of camera. Additional shutter speeds shown on meter of 2, 4 and 8 sec. Film speed setting: ASA 5 - 650, 12 - 32 DIN.
Exposure counter. Film reminder dial.

Serial Number:
N14772 .

With:

  • f4, 30 mm Pantar attachment. Focus to 0.8 metre, depth-of-field scale. Plastic case. Serial no. 3764873.
  • f4, 75 mm Pantar attachment. Focusing scale to 5 feet, depth-of-field scale. Lens cap. Plastic case. Serial no. 3769072.
  • Accessory shoe. Ever-ready case.

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