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Zeiss Ikon Contina Ia (type 526/24)
This solid and well-made camera was manufactured from 1954-1958. It is fitted with a Novar-Anastigmat 45mm f/3.5 lens in a Prontor SVS shutter.
The Contina Ia is a rigid-bodied 35mm viewfinder camera, and the simplest of the Contina range, which were all popular cameras.
It was the successor to the earlier Contina I, a folding camera, itself previously named the Ikonta 35.
Even though the Contina Ia lacks a built-in rangefinder, as do all the rigid-bodied Continas, it is certainly capable of rewarding careful use by returning good results.