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Pentacon FBM
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 FBM, export variant
Producer data
Producer VEB Zeiss Ikon Dresden responsible constructor Walter Henning
production period September 1958 to March 1962 no of produced cameras part of Contax FBM series (13,939)
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberized 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 focusing 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
automatic diaphragm
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  
collection data
Hummel-No 107 (Schulz-version: 36) Kadlubek-No. ZIK 5300
body no. 136043 lens no. 5234748
lens type Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 2.8/50 purchase price 90 €
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