Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35mm Rangefinder Camera
Beautiful details and fine German craftsmanship make the Contessa a must have camera.
Integrated Zeiss Tessar 45mm f2.8 T Lens!
Contessa 35 series was a high end 35mm folding cameras. Although dating from the early 1950s, it has all the classic looks of the 1930s and even in its day would have appealed to the traditionalists looking for new technology in a classic guise. Zeiss Ikon took all detail into account for design and built, highly over-engineered by today's standard, the feel of them is different.
Contessa was the name given to a family of cameras produced by Zeiss Ikon in Stuttgart that folders between 1950-1955 and compact rangefinder/viewfinder cameras between 1960-1971. These were mid to high-end cameras. Non-folding cameras were Contessa, Contessamatic and Contessamat.
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