This is a discussion on What is it? within the Off-Topic forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by scifan57 Due to the inactivity on this thread, I'm posting this challenge. What is this? What is the name of the object ...
Almost correct, it's part of the lens mounting. The focusing mount for the standard lens is part of the camera body with this lens. Back in the day, this manufacturer was Leica's main competitor. The smaller numbers are part of the depth of field scale.Originally Posted by twerppoet
Hmm, Leica competitor. Did they have one?
I just saw the second picture, and going by the partial name visible I'm going to guess Minolta (the words like like they spell might Concica, which might be an earlier spelling of Konica).
Sorry, not Konica. This camera dates to 1932 and was made in the same country as the Leica.
Ok, just guessing now, since I don't see any other manufacturers I can match the partial word too.
A Contax, by Zeiss? No idea what model. I did not find any matches for you picture, just that the letters might match.
That's my last guess for now.
Kodak. (Googled it ;-) )Originally Posted by twerppoet
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Close enough, twerppoet. It's the second version of the Contax I camera. This particular camera is an extremely rare variant that focuses to 0.8 meters instead of the standard 0.9 meters. I bought it on eBay several years ago and the seller certainly didn't know how rare it was.Originally Posted by twerppoet
Your turn, twerppoet.