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Astraflex '35
Contax D VEB Contax D VEB cut model Contax D Ernemann Tower Pentacon first variant (ZI) HEXACON ZI Astraflex '35 Pentacon second variant Consol Consol ZJ No Name Super-D Hexacon Contax E Contax E Pentacon E Contax F Pentacon F small knobs Pentacon F Contax FB Pentacon FB Contax FM Pentacon FM Pentacon FM large tower Pentacon FBM


Astraflex '35 (Pentacon, first variant, export variant for US-market)
Producer data
Producer VEB Zeiss Ikon Dresden responsible constructor Walter Henning
production period 1955 no of produced cameras part of Contax D series (69,599)
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberised cloth-blind type shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/20, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200,1/500, 1/1000
view finder fixed eye-level view finder with condenser type ground-glass focusing screen (´Stevens Screen´) mirror no instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter knob film advance, loose film take-up spool, manual frame counter lens mount M42x1
self timer mechanically, ~10s battery none
metering system none flash system X synchronisation with coaxial socket on the top cover, none accessory shoe
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments engraved: small Ernemann tower with ZI on the tower basis

export variant of Pentacon, first variant, for US-market with riveted signpost at the Pentacon-gravure sold by Sterling-Howard, Bronx, NY)

Catalogue-No. 15 from Schulz

stamped with "Germany USSR occupied" at the bottom

collection data
Hummel-No 095 (B) (Schulz-version:15) Kadlubek-No. ZIK 5020
body no. 58241 lens no. 31894
lens type Tessar 2.8/50 T C. Z.Jena purchase price 180€
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