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The Contax Chronicles…

The legend of a prewar camera that changed photographic history

Name two historically significant prewar 35mm rangefinder cameras in one breathe and the answer is inevitably Contax and Leica. Two names joined in an epic struggle to out do the other. Strangely enough both succeed in this task because of their different chosen approaches to the same challenges… In the following articles we focus in on the trial and tribulations of the Contax I, II and III.