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Zeiss Ikon Contarex Special

Although it is based on the Conatrex Bullseye, the lack of the meter cell makes this an extremely clean design and a very attractive camera. It has a prism finder that can be removed and replaced with a waist level finder. Focusing screens are easily to change from the top.

Production was 3000 units from September 1960 through November 1966. Serial numbers are in one batch, U24001 to U27000. Code numbered 10.2500.

Contarex Special, shown with prism finder (left) and waist level finder (right)

Back view of the camera, with the finder and focusing screen removed.