Camera has interchangeable lens and rangefinder focus. Speeds range from 1/1000-1 second and B. This camera is in. Ex or 8 of 10. No dings or dents. Some small narks around. Shutter is in NON- working condition. First curtain does not move. You will need this camera serviced if you want to take photos with it. Rangefinder is working, with nice contrast. Tessar 5cm / 3.5. Lens has few dust spots inside that can be seen with a flashlight only. These will not affect your images. Smooth working aperture blades. With original lens cap. Of Dresden decided to produce a competitor to the. Designed to be superior in every way. The name Contax was chosen after a poll among its employees. Heinz Kuppenbender was its chief designer. Made between 1932 and 1936, the original Contax later known as Contax I after later models were introduced. Using a die-cast alloy body it housed a vertically travelling metal. The interlocking slats were aligned by specially made silk ribbons, which were very strong but subject to wear. The coupled rangefinder had a very long baseline, with its own eyepiece next to that of the viewfinder. Other main differences included focusing drive built into the camera body for use. With standard lens, removable back, shutter speed knob integral with film wind knob placed at the front of the camera body, and finished in black. Contax I, or Original Contax, is a. Made between 1932 and 1936 by. The Contax I had (6) six identifiable variants, but fundamentally identical. The removable back was for faster loading and reloading, the bayonet lens mount was designed for rapid lens interchangeability, the long-base rangefinder allowed more accurate focusing, and the vertical metal shutter not only gave a faster maximum speed but also banished the problem of shutter curtains burning. With NO RESERVE at a price of. The item “Classic Zeiss Contax I 35mm rangefinder camera with 5cm f3.5 Tessar lens. AS-IS” is in sale since Wednesday, September 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “igorcamera” and is located in Solon, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine, Cayman islands.
- Color: Black
- Model: Contax I with Tessar 5cm f/3.5 lens
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Brand: ZEISS