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Pentacon F small knobs
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


Pentacon F with small knobs, ...
Producer data
Producer VEB Zeiss Ikon Dresden responsible constructor Walter Henning
production period September 1956 to June 1961
(April 1951 to December 1951)
no of produced cameras part of Contax F series (33,895)
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´) with additional field lens

without release mechanism for preselected spring diaphragm

mirror no instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter small knob film advance, loose film take-up spool, manual frame counter lens mount M42x1

additional mechanism for internal diaphragm release

self timer blind knob, no self timer 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
bulletPentacon F-version with small Ernemann tower
bulletwithout self timer (blind knob)
bulletsmall rewind and film advance bottom
bulletnone diaphragm release mechanism

= Contax small D (Hummel "D-1"-version) camera with Pentacon F-front panel?

collection data
Hummel-No 90/101 (Schulz-version: 8/29) Kadlubek-No. none (ZIK 5280)
body no. 5716 lens no. 3402974
lens type Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1:2 f=5,8cm T purchase price 50€
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