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FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix S5200
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1/13 second
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F/5.6
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13 mm
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200
Date Taken
Mar 11, 2009, 12:34:27 PM
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Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super by yankeedog Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super by yankeedog
The name Zeiss Ikon is legendary in photography. Carl Zeiss of Germany is among the most renowned lens manufacturers in the world. Zeiss lens are found on the finest cameras.

The Carl Zeiss Foundation owned the Zeiss Ikon from its inception in 1926 until it 1972.

The 35mm SLR Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super was introduced in 1959, it was base one the successful Zeiss Ikon Rapid, is easily recognized by the selenium exposure meter on the front side of the prism and the aperture setting wheel on the front plate.

Expect to be astonished!
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Chazzier Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Nice photo. I hope the camera is still in use.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I haven't used it yet, I have so many cameras to use, lately I've only been shooting film with my Pentax Spotmatics. I've also been shooting a lot of digital photos with my Pentax K-r and vintage M42 lenses using a Pentax M42 to PK mount adapter. Here is a link to my Flickr page www.flickr.com/photos/yankeedo…
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very cool! I have a Ziess Ikon as well, but mine is a little older. Mine is a "Contaflex I" which from what I understand was the company's first SLR camera. It was made in 1953 or somewhere around there.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! They are great cameras. The optics are exceptional.
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sure are!
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Makes me wish I had one. My Pentax is bound up internally, and I can't fix it. And those screw-mount lenses aren't the most resilient either...
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is a strange camera to me, but amazing at the same time. It has bayonet mount as well. I've always used Japanese 35mm SLR and I like their feel, the seem more rugged, the Zeiss Ikon on the other hand seems delicate to me. I would feel nervous carrying it around.
Too bad about your Spotmatic, there are a couple shops here in Pittsburgh that might be able to fix it. I've been looking for a black Spotmatic.
-YD
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yeah, it's somewhere in the shutter release/cocking mechanism, and if I knew what parts were what, I'd take it apart and fix it myself, but I'm not sure I wanna be that ambitious just yet...
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
I remember being on a Pentax repair site. I think the site was in Japan, but the text was in English, I'll see if I can find it for you.
-YD
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happymouse666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
That looks like fun! Man, that must take some nice shots!
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