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Zeiss Ikon, Contessa LBE 35mm rangefinder camera c1965

The Zeiss Ikon Contessa series arrived in 1950 and went through various upgrades and remodeling exercises up to 1971. The early models were of the folding type, whilst those made after 1960 were the rigid type. However all accept the standard 35mm cassette film which is available from almost any outlet. Generally speaking Zeiss made good cameras - even the cheaper versions, this rangefinder Contessa LBE being characteristically well made. A 1960's baby this one, with lots of very shiny chrome. When received this camera had malfunctioning aperture leaves. For some reason I decided to start the task of repair at quarter to midnight one night, I got to bed at 04:14. Donated by Mr. R Palmer, June 2000.

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Zeiss Ikon, Contessa LBE 35mm rangefinder camera c1965
Body No.G10953
Shutter, Prontor 500LK, speeds B, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250 & 500th, with delayed release.
Lens, Zeiss Tessar No.4033497, 50mm f/2.8
Condition, 5F

 

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