Lomopedia: Icarex 35

An interesting 35mm SLR camera from the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Icarex 35 was the first model of the Icarex line produced by Zeiss Ikon with another well-known camera maker. Find out which in this installment of Lomopedia!

Photos via Pacific Rim Camera

After the merging of Zeiss Ikon and Voigtlander in 1966, they released the Icarex 35, the first model of their Icarex series of 35mm SLR cameras. While it was a basic camera without an exposure meter, it was made with a focal plane shutter with speeds of up to 1/1000, a special bayonet mount, and interchangeable viewfinder. Photographers had the option of using a waist-level viewfinder, a pentaprism, or a metered pentaprism called Icarex 35 CS. The Icarex line was discontinued in 1971 and was replaced with the Zeiss Ikon SL706, which was based on the Icarex body.

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Visit Butkus.org to view the user manual for Icarex 35.

All information for this article were sourced from Camerapedia and Pacific Rim Camera.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-11 in #reviews #lomopedia #zeiss-ikon #icarex #35mm #voigtlander #icarex-35 #slr-camera #zeiss

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