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Contax E
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Contax E, small knobs, without internal semiautomatic diaphragm release
Producer data
Producer VEB Zeiss Ikon Dresden responsible constructor Walter Henning
production period April 1956 to August 1956 no of produced cameras 3,360
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 small knobs, knob film advance, loose film take-up spool, manual frame counter lens mount M42x1
without internal semiautomatic diaphragm release
self timer mechanically, ~10s battery none
metering system selenium cell based exposure meter on the top of the pentaprism flash system X synchronization with coaxial socket on the top cover, none accessory shoe
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments version with small knobs for film rewind and rewinding but without internal semiautomatic diaphragm, changed frame counter and film memory display 
collection data
Hummel-No 97 (Schulz-version: 21) Kadlubek-No. ZIK 5130
body no. 97374 lens no. 4719997
lens type Tessar 2.8/50 Carl Zeiss Jena purchase price 130€
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