Identifying older cameras

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  1. tjaded

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    Hi all--
    I just recently picked up a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex and I was hoping to find out more about it, when this model was produced, etc. Does anyone know of a good source of info for these cameras? Here are a couple of photos of it:

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    Does it have the auto-exposure ("A") setting? If so, it's a Contaflex Super B, made between 1963 to 1968.

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    Yes, it's definitely a Super B. I was just hoping there was a website that could help me narrow it down a bit more via serial numbers or whatever. It's a pretty cool camera and the lenses are very sharp...best of all, it was cheap!

     
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    Some information from Lea's Register of 35mm SLR cameras:
    Contaflex Super B - introduced 1962
    Leaf shutter, Shutter preferred AE & non-metered manual exposure; mirror returns with film advance. Selenium cell, ISO5-650.
    Bayonet mount for interchangeable front elements. Original price $259.

    Ed