Zeiss Ikon Contax Ib 1933 With Tessar Lens, Lovely Example, Working Nicely, Case
A really special 1933 Zeiss Ikon Contax Ib CRF camera.
Fitted with correct Black Band 50mm f2.8 Tessar lens.
Serial Number is V32549.
Unusually for such an early example, there is no factory repair letter added to the number.
Lens is also 1933, number is 1408571.
This came directly to me from one family ownership.
Everything seems to function well;
good shutter, smooth wind on (one must set the speeds before winding)
clean finder, R/F is nice and contrasty.
Cosmetically it's very tidy, signs of use and small marks including minor brassing to the edges, some bumps under leather on rear.
Great for the age (better than exc+, not quite exc++)
Original metal take up spool, and comes with nice Contax ERC
A real high end classic collector camera