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Contax FB
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Contax FB
Producer data
Producer VEB Zeiss Ikon Dresden responsible constructor Walter Henning
production period September 1956 to June 1961 no of produced cameras 21,630
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
automatic diaphragm
self timer mechanically, ~10s battery none
metering system selenium cell based exposure meter on the top of the pentaprism 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 with large Ernemann-tower at the right front side stamped in the leatherette
collection data
Hummel-No 102 (Schulz-version: 30) Kadlubek-No. ZIK 5150
body no. 102709 lens no. 4900699
lens type Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58 purchase price 120€
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