Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/07/23

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Subject: Interchangeable back 35mm SLR's
From: Reg Ronaldson <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 08:24:53 +0100

Late versions of Zeiss Ikon Contaflex and Contarex cameras had 
interchangeable backs. I have a Contaflex with this facility as Eric 
described. They are well built but being leaf-shuttered SLR's have 
rather limited interchangeable lens capabilities. The interchangeable 
back system works quite well but you need to keep to rigid sequence 
to use the facility. 
Reg Ronaldson  

In message <>
        Eric Welch <> writes: 

> At 11:51 PM 7/22/96 +0000, you wrote:

> >Yes I agree, the interchangeasble back is a nice feathure of the 
> >Rollei 3003.
> >
> >Regretfully no other 35 mm Camera - Producer came on the idea to 
> >create models with film-back interchangeability.

> There was another 35mm camera that had interchangeable backs. Can't remember
> what it was called, but I've seen pictures of it. I believe they were
> selling them in the 60s. It had dark slides and it looked like a standard
> 35mm camera.

> ===================
> Eric Welch
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