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Side-By-Side Zenobia-Ikomat 1 | by P F McFarland
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Side-By-Side Zenobia-Ikomat 1

The Zenobia is an improved model of the Waltax, which was a direct copy by Daiichi Optical Company (DOC) of the Zeiss Ikonta A.

 

On the left is the C-II model, manufactured 1954-55. It still retains it's Zeiss heritage, while making some changes in functionality and design.

 

There is now a solid viewfinder integrated into a top plate with an accessory shoe, film winding knob, and Depth Of Field calculator. The body is a bit taller because of the new top plate, and the lens door is deeper to accomodate the longer barrel of the Neo-Hesper four element Tessar type.

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Taken on April 23, 2015