This is a Zeiss-Ikon Contaflex Super, a 35mm Single Lens Reflex leaf shutter camera made by Zeiss in Stuttgart, West Germany between the years 1959 and 1962. It was part of the long-lived Contaflex series that saw many variations. This model, the Super, as its name implies was a rather high spec version of the camera, featuring a coupled selenium exposure meter with match needle readout in the viewfinder, and a 4-element leaf shutter Tessar lens with interchangeable front elements. With the use of Pro-Tessar bayonet mount lenses, the Contaflex had available wide-angle and telephoto lenses. (via mikeeckman.com)
This camera is in near flawless condition with a still-perfect finish. The combination of the leaf shutter, portrait lens & great condition makes this a well-suited option for 35mm studio work.
|Key features:||Leaf shutter SLR, flash sync at any speed (B-1/500), beautiful design in flawless condition.|
|Compatibility:||Contaflex interchangable lens front elements. 85mm included.|
|Condition:||Body condition is excellent, almost flawless for its age. slight corrosion around the battery compartment. Film tested, though light meter not tested (no batteries). All shutter speeds working. The semi-interchangeable lens has some internal oil marks around the edges though does not affect image quality.|
|Included:||Camera body, leather strap lugs, semi-interchangeable Pro-Tessar 85mm lens, required (and often missing) 35mm takeup spool. Batteries not included, though everything but the light meter is all mechanical.|