Icarex system

Discontinued

Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35 (BM)

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1966
Mount: Icarex
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35S (BM)

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1969
Mount: Icarex
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35 (TM)

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1969
Mount: M42
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35S (TM)

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1969
Mount: M42
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

Zeiss Ikon SL706

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1971
Mount: M42
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35 (BM)

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1966
Mount: Icarex
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35S (BM)

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1969
Mount: Icarex
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35 (TM)

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1969
Mount: M42
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35S (TM)

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1969
Mount: M42
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

Zeiss Ikon SL706

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1971
Mount: M42
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/2 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

The Icarex 35 is a family of fairly basic 35mm SLR cameras based on the Voigtlander designs and produced by Zeiss Ikon after the merger with Voigtlander. The first model - Icarex 35, a camera without an exposure meter, was introduced in 1966. In 1969, the Icarex 35S with TTL (stop down) exposure metering appeared. Meanwhile, an interchangeable pentaprism named CS was developed for the Icarex 35, which also provided TTL exposure metering.

The lenses for this system were based on Voigtlander designs, manufactured by Carl Zeiss and had an original bayonet mount. The limited set of lenses did not contribute to the popularity of the system, so in addition to "BM" cameras with bayonet mount, "TM" cameras with M42 screw mount were also introduced.

In 1971, the SL706 camera was introduced, which provided open aperture metering with Carl Zeiss lenses.

Camera lineup

Adaptation to digital SLR cameras

For information on adapting lenses of this system to digital SLR cameras, please refer to the dedicated article.

Icarex mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 9
Wide-angle prime lenses
Carl Zeiss Skoparex 35mm F/3.4 1968 
Standard prime lenses
Carl Zeiss Tessar 50mm F/2.8 1966 
Zeiss Ikon Color-Pantar 50mm F/2.8 1966 
Carl Zeiss Ultron 50mm F/1.8 1968 
Short telephoto prime lenses
Carl Zeiss Dynarex 90mm F/3.4 1966 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Carl Zeiss Super-Dynarex 135mm F/4 1968 
Carl Zeiss Super-Dynarex 200mm F/4 1968 
Super telephoto prime lenses
Carl Zeiss Telomar 400mm F/5Pro 1968 
Standard zoom lenses
Voigtlander-Zoomar 36-82mm F/2.8 1968 

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