Leica Screw Mount and Zeiss Prices 1938

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

2015-07-06 16:14:20

1938 Leica and Zeiss Prices from the American camera dealer Burke & James. Comparing a Leica III with 50/2 Summar to a Contax II with 50/2 Sonnar, the Contax was only $20 more expensive. The fancy Contax III with built in meter and super speed 50/1.5, however, was a whopping $129 more at the princely sum of $298! That was a lot of money to spend on a camera back then considering a brand new Model T Ford cost between $500-$700!
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