Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super SLR

Fixing an Ailing Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B SLR – By Dave Powell

About a year ago, some Austrian friends handed me a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super that they brought with them to America after World War II. They said it no longer worked, and if I got it going again, I could keep it.

NOTE: I believe it’s the “Super” model rather than the later “Super B” because it has no [A]utomatic setting on its shutter-speed ring or in its viewfinder.

Anyone who’s ever held a Contaflex knows what a gorgeous– but heavy– little machine it is. It’s also so complicated that most repair shops won’t touch one today. So… hey… why not take a stab myself? What could possibly go wrong?

Actually, nothing… I got off easy on this one!