Contaflex Super B - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Contaflex Super B

1963

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. 3431198 .

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 2.5 feet.

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.
Selenium metering, coupled to shutter and aperture giving semi-automatic operation. Aperture is automatically set after setting the shutter speed. Meter reading is at full aperture. Film speed setting: ASA 5 - 650. View-finder displays shutter speed and needle moving over aperture scale.
Interchangeable film magazine.

Serial Number:
B31642 .

With:

  • f4, 35 mm Pro-Tessar attachment. Focus to 16". With lens cap. In plastic keeper. Introduced 1962. Serial no. 1627592.
  • f4, 85 mm Pro-Tessar attachment. Focus to 6 feet. With lens cap. Introduced 1957. Serial no. 2361084.
  • f4, 115 mm Pro-Tessar attachment. Focus to 10 feet. With lens cap. Introduced 1962. Serial no. 3653362.
  • S27 size filters for 50 mm lens: UV.
  • Rubber lens hood, for 5 cm lens. S67 metal lens hood, for 115 cm lens.
  • Ever-ready case. Lens case for two Pro-Tessars.
  • Instruction book.

The Super B introduced semi-automatic metering to the Contaflex range.

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