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Zeiss Ikon Fixed focal length Finder 435 for Carl Zeiss BIOGON 21mm f/4.5
Photo Showcase on Zeiss-Opton / Biogon 21mm lens

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Zeiss Ikon Finder 435 for Carl Zeiss BIOGON 21mm f/4.5

Finder 435 Zeiss Ikon

Zeiss Ikon Finder 435 for Carl Zeiss BIOGON 21mm f/4.5 side view with mounting foot Zeiss Ikon Finder 435 for Carl Zeiss BIOGON 21mm f/4.5 rear view with eyepiece

Carl Zeiss Jena Universal Finder 436/1   For pre-war Contax, Universal Finder 436/1

 For pre-war Contax, Universal Finder 436/1 rear section view

Carl Zeiss Jena Universal Finder 436/1 For pre-war Contax, an older design of Universal Finder 436/1 in black chrome finishes. Usable for 3.5cm ~18cm lenses.


Carl Zeiss Jena Pre-war l vario finder 436/7  model, 1936
Carl Zeiss Jena Finder 436/7 Year: 1936

Another old, pre-war l vario finder 436/7 no.7894 usable for a lot of older Zeiss lenses

Carl Zeiss Jena designed Universal-finder 436/70 and Universal-finder 436/70 (with Germany engravings) for pre-war Contax.  Approx. year: c.1938
Carl Zeiss Jena designed Universal-finder 436/70 and Universal-finder 436/70 (with Germany engravings) for pre-war Contax. Approx. year: c.1938

Picture with front and rear section views of these older Universal Finders.
Rear section view of two Carl Zeiss Jena designed Universal-finder 436/70 and Universal-finder 436/70 (with Germany engravings) for pre-war Contax.  Approx. year: c.1938

Universal-finder 436/10 (black/chrome), Universal-finder 436/70, Folding Finder 433/26 (engraved: Made in Germany). Approx. year: c.1938
More ... Comparing size and dimension of another three Zeiss Ikon Finders for pre-war Contax:

Universal finder 436/10 (black / chrome),

Universal Finder 436/70,

Folding Finder 433/26
(engraved: Made in Germany). Approx. year: c.1938
Universal-finder 436/10 (black/chrome), Universal-finder 436/70, Folding Finder 433/26 (engraved: Made in Germany). Approx. year: c.1938



Zeiss Ikon Universal Turret Finder 440 for 21~135mm focal length lenses
(usable for Zeiss-Opton / Biogon 21mm lens)

   
Zeiss Ikon Universal / Turret Finder 440 for 21mm -135mm focal length lenses

Zeiss Ikon Universal / Turret Finder 440  2.1cm ~ 13.5cm lenses

Carl Zeiss Jena 25mm f/4.0 T (4.5/25mm) wideangle rangefinder lens  Year:  for Leica Screw Mount (M39)
Zeiss Ikon 440 Turret / Finder Mask 563/03 usable for

Carl Zeiss Jena
1:4 f=25mm Topogon

for postwar Contax - Universal-finder 440 (21, 35, 50, 85 and 135mm), Universal-finder 440 (25, 35, 50, 85 and 135mm, for Topogon), finder mask 563 / 03 (in mtr) (3)

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Carl Zeiss Jena 25mm f/4.0 T (4.5/25mm) wideangle rangefinder lens  Year: 1951 side section view with rear cap
Finder 440, made in Germany, 1953 model




Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 8/2.8cm for Contax, chrome version in top condition, matching 2.8cm finder 432/3 in chrome, original box for Tessar 2.8cm
Carl Zeiss Jena Finder 432/3 for Tessar 28mm f/8.0, year 1937. Matching finder 432/3 in chrome, original box for Tessar 8/28mm
Carl Zeiss Jena Finder 432/3 for Tessar 8/2.8cm
Zeiss Ikon Finder 432/3, left: 1936; right: 1937. Note the earl;ier model has a smooth surface, the1937 model has a crinkle finish.

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 8/2.8cm for Contax, chrome version in top condition, matching 2.8cm finder 432/3 in chrome, original box for Tessar 2.8cm
Carl Zeiss Jena Finder 432/3 (for 2.8cm Tessar) and Finder 432/5 for 3.5cm. Approx. year 1938 with leather cases.

 3.5cm finder 432/5 in case for  Carl Zeiss Jena Orthometar 4.5/3.5cm, year 1939
Carl Zeiss Jena 3.5cm finder 432/5 in case for Carl Zeiss Jena Orthometar 4.5/3.5cm, year 1939



Zeiss Ikon Stereo Finder 420, year 1957 model. Special Finder for post war Stereotar C.
Zeiss Ikon Stereo finder 420 finder for postwar Stereotar C . Year: c.1957

Zeiss Ikon Stereotar C 3.5/35mm for Contax IIIa (IIa), complete stereo outfit with finder, Proxar lenses, fitted leather case.

Zeiss Ikon Stereotar C 3.5/35mm for Contax IIIa (IIa), complete stereo outfit with finder, Proxar lenses, fitted leather case.

Zeiss Ikon Stereotar C 3.5/35mm for Contax IIIa (IIa), complete stereo outfit with finder, Proxar lenses, fitted leather case.



Carl Zeiss Jena Prism brilliant finder 436/5
rare finder in (hammer tone) black/chrome finish, for Contax, top condition

Condition: A/B
Year: c.1934

Carl Zeiss Jena Brilliant Finder 432/5, year 1934 model. Rare finder in (hammer tone) black/chrome finish, for Contax

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