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Contax single lens reflex camera, c 1950s.

Contax single lens reflex camera, c 1950s.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


The East German Zeis Ikon company introduced the Contax S camera in 1949. It was a 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera and was the first SLR to incorporate a pentaprism. It is generally regarded as being the father of all modern 35mm SLR cameras, including this later Contax model.

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