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Pentacon E
Contax D VEB Contax D VEB cut model Contax D Ernemann Tower Pentacon first variant (ZI) HEXACON ZI Astraflex '35 Pentacon second variant Consol Consol ZJ No Name Super-D Hexacon Contax E Contax E Pentacon E Contax F Pentacon F small knobs Pentacon F Contax FB Pentacon FB Contax FM Pentacon FM Pentacon FM large tower Pentacon FBM


Pentacon E
Producer data
Producer VEB Zeiss Ikon Dresden responsible constructor Walter Henning
production period April 1956 to August 1956 no of produced cameras as a part of Contax E-series 3,360
Technical properties of the camera
shutter type mechanically controlled horizontal-run rubberised cloth-blind type shutter exposure time
(possible settings)
B, 1/1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/20, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200,1/500, 1/1000
view finder fixed eye-level view finder with condenser type ground-glass focusing screen (´Stevens Screen´) mirror no instant-return mirror
film transport / frame counter large knobs, knob film advance, loose film take-up spool, manual frame counter lens mount M42x1
without internal semiautomatic diaphragm release
self timer mechanically, ~10s battery none
metering system selenium cell based exposure meter on the top of the pentaprism flash system X synchronisation with coaxial socket on the top cover, none accessory shoe
flash indication none aperture reflection into view finder none
general comments
bulletexport version of Contax E
bulletversion with large knobs for film rewind and rewinding but without internal semiautomatic diaphragm, changed frame counter and film memory display 
collection data
Hummel-No 98 (Schulz-version: 25) Kadlubek-No. ZIK 5270
body no. 99381 lens no. 4770129
lens type Tessar 2,8/50 Carl Zeiss Jena purchase price 650€
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