Carl Zeiss Ikon Contax Rangefinder Camera made in 1952

I found this vintage camera while thrifting around town on Tuesday. It's a German made Carl Zeiss Contax Rangefinder, and it's in great shape!

After a bit of research, I discovered these were made in and around 1952. They are considered some of the best cameras made during that time period.

The lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 1.5 50mm, which is an excellent lens and highly sought after.

It also came with a Canon light meter, and the original leather case.

Similar models have sold recently on eBay for $200-300, so I made quite the find! I decided to list it on eBay starting at only .99, no reserve.  You can follow along here and see where it ends!


Paige said...

Are we going to buy a round of film and try it out before selling it?

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