Contaflex S - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Contaflex S

c. 1968

Zeiss-Ikon

Stuttgart

West Germany

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Lens:
f2.8, 5 cm 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. 5058928 .

Shutter:
Synchro-Compur X, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. Delayed action. X, M Flash synchronisation. Guide number values.

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 0.7 metre.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Roof pentaprism finder, split-image rangefinder and microprism 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.
CdS through-the-lens metering, coupled to shutter and aperture giving semi-automatic operation. Aperture is automatically set after setting the shutter speed. Film speed setting: DIN 9 - 30, ASA 5 - 800. View-finder displays shutter speed and needle moving over aperture scale.
Interchangeable film magazine.

Serial Number:
R51479 .

With:
Ever-ready case.

The model S was similar to the BC, it was available in black or chrome finish.

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