Photographica Pages

An online guide to collectable cameras and related stuff


The Contina line of cameras was born after World War II. They were entry level 35mm cameras, aimed at non-photographers who wanted a high quality camera to last a lifetime. While the Contina line offered lesser lenses, simpler shutters and fewer features than their higher priced siblings, they were well built in the Zeiss tradition.

Zeiss Ikon Contina I and II (folding)

Zeiss Ikon Contina Ia and Ic

Zeiss Ikon Contina IIa and Contina-matic II

Zeiss Ikon Contina III, Contina-matic III and Microscope Camera

Zeiss Ikon Contina LK, L, Continette and Contina 10.0626