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The Contax D is a development of the Contax S, almost the first SLR with a pentaprism. I received mine on 6 September 2021:


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What's the difference between the Contax S and the Contax D? It's difficult to find out for sure. There's a lot of incorrect and inaccurate information out there. Certainly the letter D had nothing to do with Dresden, the German camera city round the middle of the 20th century: there were also planned models A, B and C, which never saw the light of day. By comparison, the S for the first model is clear: „Spiegelreflex“, SLR: this was the first Zeiss SLR.

The differences that I have established are very minor: the flash sync terminal is on the top plate, whereas on the Contax S it was underneath the camera. And the

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