Donating! Zeiss Ikon Contina Folding Camera.

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  1. pixmedic

    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    clearing some more stuff out of the closet and this is another camera that needs a good home.
    for a while it seemed that everyone interested in film was full up on cameras. the last few film deals I put up here didn't garner much attention, but it feels like there has been some renewed interest in film shooting lately so im going to give this little gem a go.

    its a Zeiss Ikon Contina. a nifty little pocket camera. this little guy was a compact camera long before compact was hip.
    it has all the cool camera features like....a lens, a shutter, some weird controls on the lens....
    did I mention its really compact? cool right?

    anyway, if memory serves, this little rangefinder is from the 50's (hopefully someone can confirm as i really dont remember much about it...never got around to actually using it)
    I meant to use it, really...but at the time I got wrapped up in medium format with my mamiya 645 and this just kinda hit the back burner and never returned. until today.

    so...i cannot vouch for the functionality at this time. everything appears to work as intended, but without testing it and developing the film there is really no way to tell with any degree of certainty.

    but back to the important stuff. im throwing this neat little pocket camera up here as a donation.
    it takes 35mm film. nothing fancy.
    lens is a novar-anastigmat 45mm f3.5 (i actually think i remember there being an f2.8 version of this camera too...yes/no?)
    it folds up small enough to put in your pocket, so if your a film person and are looking for something travel size to shoot with, or just something small enough to throw in a pocket or purse to go mess around with, this is a perfect fit.

    it measures about 5 inches long, 3 inches tall, and 1.5 inches wide. it weights in at just over 1 lb.

    want to be considered for this donation? just follow these few simple steps!
    1: be at least a somewhat active member on the forum.
    2: be at least somewhat interested in shooting with a very manual film camera.
    3: post in this thread what you currently shoot with and why you want this camera.

    ill let this run for a week or so, maybe less if there is no real interest in it.
    if you dont currently shoot film at all but want to learn, this might not be a great starter camera for you.
    aside from being completely manual, all the controls are basically on the lens making it very different from more modern film cameras. its kind of a PITA if your not used to it. if your moderately experienced with older cameras and just want something compact and fun....here is is, come get it!.

    as usual, shipping is on us. the total cost of getting this wonderful little folder to your door in the CONUS or CANADA is $0 (zero) dollars. (i dont know what that is in Canadian currency)
    on to the pictures!

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    Awesome!
     
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    Very cool and generous.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Looks like you gotta Contina II.
    Hopefully a filmy will get some great use out of this camera.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ... too bad it wasn't broken :801:
     
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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    would it have been more desirable broken?
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yes ... well, for me ... don't think the majority think that way.
     
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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I also have a retina IIIb that will probably go up here too if there's any interest in these old folders.

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    Ooh, nice camera. I'm a 'filmy', I love old cameras. DON'T just get rid of them!! lol Surely somebody would want them and I don't really need any more old cameras but I'd take it if nobody else is interested.

    Dennis is a tinkerer.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If you break it, I take it :icon_compress:
     
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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No interest eh?
    I guess there's no point in making a thread for the retina IIIb then.

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    Too bad, I would have liked to have seen these old ones get a new life.
     
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