Contaflex Super B - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Contaflex Super B




West Germany

Image of Contaflex Super B

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 .

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

Metal body.

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.

Helical to 2.5 feet.

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 .


  • 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. Serial no. 2361084.
  • f4, 115 mm Pro-Tessar attachment. Focus to 10 feet. With lens cap. Serial no. 3653362.
  • Proxar set. Consisting of: 1 m, 0.5 m, 0.3 m, 0.2 m lenses. Push-on A28.5 size for 5 cm lens. In plastic case with Depth-of-field scales.
  • 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.
  • "Zeiss-Ikon Contaflex the Perfect Reflex Camera" - pamphlet covering models up to the Super B.
  • "Zeiss-Ikon Contaflex Super B, A Superb Single Lens Reflex" - pamphlet No. 3100.
  • Zeiss-Ikon Catalogue for 1962-1963. Covering models up to Super B.
  • Instruction book.

The Super B replaced the Super (Old) and introduced semi-automatic metering to the Contaflex range. The exposure meter became semi-automatic. After setting the shutter speed the correct aperture would be set according to the exposure meter reading. The meter needle was visible in the finder and pointed to the aperture that was to be used, a window in the top plate also showed the value.

Further Information:
For a list of Contaflex models see Contaflex Models and lenses.

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