135 Film Cameras

135 Film Cameras

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Contarex, Leica R8, Kodak 35 Rangefinder, Minolta SR-T 101, Leica R9, Canon Pellix, Minolta 35, Mecaflex, Argus C3, Minolta Maxxum 7000, Topcon RE-Super, Leica copies, Yashica Electro 35, Leica Standard, Calypso, Minolta XG-M, Chinon Genesis IV, Minolta X-700, Pentax MZ-S, Alpa-Reflex Camera, Nikon S-Mount, Minolta XD-7, Kodak Retina, Kodak Retinette, Sport, Minolta 5000i, Tenax II, Tessina, Corfield Periflex, Minolta 7000i, Minolta Maxxum 4, Minolta 9000, Miranda T, Minolta TC-1, Yashica Lynx, Leidolf, Olympus XA, Minolta XE, Minolta X-570, Dirkon, Konica FT-1, Olympus Superzoom 120TC, Minolta X-300s, Konica C35 AF. Excerpt: Zeiss Ikon (ZI) was the result of several German lens and camera manufacturers joining forces in 1926 to survive the depression in Germany during the 1920s. ZI made extremely fine and expensive cameras during the 1930s, some also with an interchangeable lens, culminating in 1935 with the 35mm Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR) Contaflex camera that has an oversized reflex finder in order to make it suitable for the small 35mm cine film format. In 1932, ZI had launched the well made and complex 35mm rangefinder (RF) Contax, both useful only for a limited range of focal length lenses, neither solving the design problems using the small 35mm film format. Nor was the new Ihagee Kine Exakta, launched in 1936, that employed the single lens reflex (SLR) concept perfect; its waist-level finder image was reversed. The solution that the opticians at ZI eventually devised for this inconvenience was a complex finder prism (pentaprism) placed just above the focusing screen that provided a right way round magnified eyelevel finder image. However, it was first in 1949 that the East German ZI 35mm SLR Contax S from Dresden was shown with a pentaprism finder. This was a novel design, but quite poorly executed due to lack o...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30.

Title:135 Film Cameras
Author: Books Group, Source: Wikipedia
Publisher:Books LLC, Wiki Series - 2011-06-25

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