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1932-1936. 35mm rangefinder camera. Serial numbers starting with "AU" or "AV" ("A" means camera was repaired by the factory), I've seen one with "Y" serial number. One or more raised dimples. Some sources suggest that "I a" can be split into "type 1" and "type 2".

Zeiss Ikon: Contax I a camera

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by Madd10 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:15 am

Sold on Ebay 30 sep 2012 Condition B/C for Euro 268,96

"In this auction is a Contax I camera from Zeiss-Ikon. A very old 35mm rangefinder camera. Produced in circa 1935. Ser. No. V36566
The camera winds and fires. View finder is clear. Shutter and film counter works. Focus moves smoothly.
Shutter functions but not accurately. Only fast speeds appear to be good. (Fast speeds sound / look good. Slow speeds not good.)
Looks nice for its age. See images.
Lens is hard to find early B/W Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar for Contax , 1431815
Many cleaning marks on front lens.
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Ebay 30 sep 2012 Condition B/C for Euro 268,96

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by Coll.phot » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:07 pm

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