50-year-old Zeiss SLR

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Tully Albrecht, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Just put up a page about my latest toy (sold on eBay this week), the
    Zeiss Ikon Contaflex, with one sample image each from the three lenses.
    I really don't feel I was able to get the best from the scanned print
    of the stormy sky, but it was a "one hour photo" cheapo, and my desktop
    scanner isn't anything to rave about either.

    Tully Albrecht, Mar 1, 2008
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  2. Nice camera. I have a Rolleiflex TLR (with the 75/3.5 Tessar) from that
    period that produces lovely sharp images. But I just bought a 1930s Zeiss
    Ikon Nettar 515/2, and it's a dog. Sigh.

    Try shooting some TMX100 with the 50mm Tessar at f/11 or f/16 (preferably on
    a tripod), and get some of the negs scanned professionally at 4000 ppi.
    You'll be impressed.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Mar 2, 2008
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  3. Ah, sigh, this brings back memories of using a borrowed Contaflex
    with the earliest Kodachrome (ASA 10!), which was my first experience
    with an SLR. How time flies...
    David Ruether, Mar 2, 2008
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    Rudy Benner Guest


    That makes you older than dirt !!
    Rudy Benner, Mar 2, 2008
  5. I recall as a youngster reading about ASA 6.4 Kodachrome, but my
    recollection isn't very good! Oh, and I'm not yet drawing a pension. Oh,
    and another sign of the times: "Kodachrome" isn't in the spelling checker!

    David J Taylor, Mar 2, 2008
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    "David J Taylor"
    6.4 ASA? I thought it was 64.
    Rudy Benner, Mar 2, 2008
  7. Oh, yes, when I was using Kodachrome the speed was ASA 25, and then an ASA
    64 version became available. The ASA 10 (and perhaps even 6.4) would have
    been the 1950s or earlier....

    David J Taylor, Mar 2, 2008
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    "David J Taylor"
    You are indeed older than dirt.

    If I remember correctly, Ectachrome was ASA 32?
    Rudy Benner, Mar 2, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Gosh Rudy you must be senile. It's Ektachrome.
    Frank Arthur, Mar 2, 2008
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    I was testing you.
    Rudy Benner, Mar 2, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Using a testicle?
    Frank Arthur, Mar 2, 2008
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    Peter Jason Guest

    "Tully Albrecht" <>
    wrote in message

    Hello, I have my mother's old camera with a
    fast F1.5/50mm lens. Vis:

    The camera has gummed up but the lens seems

    I want to use the lens, via some suitable
    adaptor, for my Olympus E500, and I wonder if
    you can help me to find such an adaptor.
    Regards. PJ
    Peter Jason, Jun 6, 2008
  13. no chance, the Contax III has a short rangefinder back focus and on the
    E500, if you could make an adaptor, it will focus on about six inches
    from the lens and no further away.

    David Kilpatrick, Jun 6, 2008
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