Tenax I - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Tenax I

1938

Zeiss-Ikon A. G.

Dresden

Germany

Image of Tenax I

Lens:
f3.5, 3.5 cm Novar Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f22.

Shutter:
Compur 00, speeds 1 - 1/300, B.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
50, 24 x 24 mm exposures on 35 mm cine film held in standard cassettes.

Focusing:
To 3 feet.

Attributes:
Film advance and shutter tensioned by single lever action, shutter release linked to film advance.
Depth-of-field scale.

Serial Number:
H90722 .

The Tenax I was introduced after the model II in either late 1938 or early 1939, the main differences were the omission of the rangefinder, a cheaper lens and a simpler shutter. The price was £11.7.6.

Code Names:
570/27.

References & Notes:
Contax Photography (1939) 4th ed., p. 30. AP June/1939, p. 704.

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