Pentacon FM (1958)

What is it? This is a Pentacon FM 35mm SLR made by VEB Zeiss-Ikon Dresden in East Germany between the years of 1958 and 1961.  This camera is part of the Contax S series which debuted in 1949 as the first German built SLR camera with a fixed pentaprism viewfinder. …

Zeiss-Ikon Icarette 500/15 (1930)

What is it? This is an Icarette 500/15 folding camera made by Zeiss-Ikon in Dresden, Germany around 1930.  It takes 116 roll film and shoots negatives that are 6.5cm x 11cm in size making it one of the largest roll film cameras.  This camera was most likely one of the …

Zeiss-Ikon Nettar 515 (1937)

What is it? This is a Zeiss-Ikon Nettar 515 which is a medium format folding camera which takes sixteen 6cm x 4.5cm images on 120 roll film.  This was the third model in the long-lived Nettar line and first went on sale in 1937.  The Nettar line of cameras shared …