Zeiss Optical Finders- Part III
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Zeiss-Ikon Universal Finder type 436/7; Pre-war Contax finders for 2.8-13.5cm lenses; black paint body), one with engraved: Germany on shoe); Approx. year of production: c.1938
Finder 436/7, 1938 model
Carl Zeiss Jena Oblique Finder type 436/3

very rare prism finder for Contax I which fits in the accessory shoe; approx. Year: c.1933


Zeiss-Ikon Universal Finder type 436/7; Pre-war Contax finders for 2.8-13.5cm lenses; black paint body), one with engraved: Germany on shoe); Approx. year of production: c.1938
Finder 436/7, 1938 model
Zeiss-Ikon Universal Finder type 436/7 Pre-war Contax finders for 2.8-13.5cm lenses; black paint body), one with engraved: Germany on shoe); Approx. year of production: c.1938

Zeiss-Ikon Universal Finder type 436/70 (below) pre-war Contax finder for 2.8-13.5cm lenses, rare in feet scales, engraved: GERMANY with matching bakelite box; approx. Year: c.1938

Zeiss-Ikon Universal Finder type 436/70  rare in feet scales,  engraved: GERMANY with matching  bakelite box; approx. Year: c.1938

Zeiss-Ikon Universal Finder type 436/70 back



Zeiss Ikon Universal Finder type 436/4 rare pre-war Contax finder for 2.8-18cm lenses; approx. Year of produce: c.1938
Zeiss Ikon Universal Finder type 436/4 rare pre-war Contax finder for 2.8-18cm lenses; approx. Year of produce: c.1938

Zeiss Ikon Universal Finder type 436/4 rare pre-war Contax finder for 2.8-18cm lenses; approx. Year of produce: c.1938


Zeiss Ikon  Finder 436/10, rare Contax finder for 5-18cm lenses, black / chrome version; approx. 
Year of produce: c.1939
Zeiss Ikon Universal Finder 436/10, rare Contax finder for 5-18cm lenses, black / chrome version; approx.
Year of produce: c.1939



Zeiss Ikon 436/11 f=18cm  Finder A rare finder in black / chrome for Tele-Tessar 18cm; approx. 
Year of produce : c.1934
Zeiss Ikon 436/11 f=18cm Finder

A rare finder in black / chrome for Carl Zeiss Jena Tele-Tessar 18cm f/6.3; approx.
Year of produce : c.1934
Zeiss Ikon 436/11 f=18cm  Finder A rare finder in black / chrome for Tele-Tessar 18cm; approx. Year of produce : c.1934



Zeiss Ikon Torpedo Finder 438 Different Contax tele finder 438 for 8.5 + 13.5cm lenses: Carl Zeiss Jena (engraved: Germany + IIa on shoe), Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart (in meter, Made in Germany on shoe), Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart (in feet, Made in Germany on shoe) w/
Zeiss Ikon Torpedo Finder 438 Different Contax tele finder 438 for 8.5 + 13.5cm lenses: Carl Zeiss Jena (engraved: Germany + IIa on shoe), Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart (in meter, Made in Germany on shoe), Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart (in feet, Made in Germany on shoe) w/
Zeiss Ikon Torpedo Finder 438

Different Contax tele finder 438 for 8.5 + 13.5cm lenses: Carl Zeiss Jena (engraved: Germany + IIa on shoe), Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart (in meter, Made in Germany on shoe), Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart (in feet, Made in Germany on shoe) w/ leather case

Approx. Year of production: c.1950



Comparison on size/ dimension between few finder types:- Zeiss Ikon Torpedo finder 438 for 85mm and 135mm, Universal Ffinder 440 for 25mm-135mm in leather case and an interesting angle finder for Contarex in original maker's box.
Comparison on size/ dimension between few finder types:-

Zeiss Ikon Torpedo finder 438 for 85mm and 135mm, Universal Ffinder 440 for 25mm-135mm in leather case and an interesting angle finder for Contarex in original maker's box.



Zeiss Ikon finder attachment 543/7 for Contax II, finder attachment 544/7 for Contax II; approx. 
Year of produce: c.1938
Zeiss Ikon finder attachment 543/7 for Contax II, finder attachment 544/7 for Contax II; approx.
Year of produce: c.1938

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OTHER MAKERS: -Nikon Finder for Contax

Many of the Rangefinder Nikkor lenses were supplied in Contax mount, similarly some of the Nikkor lenses with such spec were supplied with a Finder finder as alternate choice for users. Shown is a Bright frameline finder with a Contax mounting foot.

Nikon Finder for Contax  3.5cm Bright frame line finder


Comparing Nippon Kogaku KK Finder Types and Leica/Leitz versions

| Leica/Leitz | Contax/Zeiss | Nippon Kogaku-Nikon/Nikkor | Seiki Kogaku/Canon |

NOTE:- Basic visual references only for some of the popular series, other combinations/variations may exist.

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