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Contax FM
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Contax FM large tower
Producer data
Producer VEB Zeiss Ikon Dresden responsible constructor Walter Henning
production period September 1958 to June 1961 no of produced cameras 17,280
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 ground-glass focussing screen with central split-image range-finder (FM) mirror no instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter knob film advance, loose film take-up spool, manual frame counter lens mount M42x1

additional mechanism for internal automatic  aperture release

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
bulletengraved: large Ernemann tower at the front of the Pentaprism
bulletCatalogue-No. 32 (large tower) from Schulz
collection data
Hummel-No 104 (Schulz-version: 32) Kadlubek-No. ZIK 5170
body no. 125521 lens no. 5989115
lens type Jena T 1:2,8 f=50 Jena purchase price 110€
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