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Zeiss Ikon Contessa matic E (10.0645)
France Version française
Photos by EC text by DB/EC. From the collection of Eric Carlhan. Last update 2016-10-01 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Germany from 1960 to 1964.
Index of rarity in France: Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 11844

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Traduction de Manuel M

No fancies for this camera. So much so that in any place its complete name does not appear!
This version E (E like Entfernungsmesser), first of Contessamatic, proposes a rangefinder coupled, absent on the version of the Contessamat nevertheless of posterior basis.

The cell is read in the viewfinder and one aligns the needle face to face the notch in the centre of the viewfinder while turning the ring of speeds or that of the diaphragm. If the parameter which one modifies does not have enough amplitude of adjustment, the other ring is drived mechanically. To rewind the film, not need to tear off yourself  your nails to bring out the crank which is fitted in the sole: a pressure under the button of disengaging of the drive of film makes it jump in place.

Zeiss Ikon Contessa matic E