Zeiss Optical Finders- Part III
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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
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 436/4 rare pre-war Contax finder for 2.8-18cm lenses; approx. Year of produce: c.1938
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 Carl Zeiss Jena Tele-Tessar 18cm f/6.3; 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/ 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.
Zeiss Ikon finder attachment 543/7 for Contax II, finder attachment 544/7 for Contax II; approx.
Year of produce: c.1938
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.
NOTE:- Basic visual references only for some of the popular series, other combinations/variations may exist.
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