Zeiss Ikon Tenax I

1930-1941 f3.5 35mm Novar Compur - 24X24 format X 50 exposures/roll of 36

Older collectable Zeiss, very compact, Novar lens. This is a fun antique compact 35, with the Zeiss name. No batteries, quiet, and cute.

History: 1930- Zeiss introduced new camera for taking 24mm square photos on 35mm film. Very compact and quick operating. Named for a discontinued folding camera. The Tenax uses a lever next to the lens to wind the film and cock the shutter, like the later model Tenax II.

The lens is a 35/3.5 Novar mounted in a Compur shutter. It has a folding optical finder, keeping it small, but easy to view through.

There is one on eBay, Item number: 7545365384 for $285 that although they claim it to be mint, is missing the shutter release and cocking lever. Kind of hard to use in this condition. Otherwise, it looks in good shape.



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