97. Zeiss Ikon Contax 35 Camera, c. 1933

Signed: 'CONTAX'

Zeiss Ikon's response to the Leica 35 mm camera. Bayonet-mounted f3.5 Tessar (four-element asymmetrical half-cemented anastigmat) of 50 mm focal length, focal-plane shutter with vertical movement producing speeds 1/25-1/1000 sec., and a coincidence rangefinder coupled to the lens.

Length 50 mm, width 140 mm, height 70 mm.
Inventory no. 57,128