You want a VEB Zeiss Ikon or VEB Pentacon related document from year...

The VEB made also a fair amount of marketing material. The instruction manuals, prospects and catalogs in my possession (or acquired with the permission of the owner) are incorporated in the database (which rules all and everything:-).

Until further notice, only the year of manufacture can be questioned, and all relevant material will be the output. The (future) intention is to provide a finer query, with possible specifications of month and type of manual.

At this moment in time 56 documents are available

At this moment in time documents are available from the years 1950, 1951, 1953 - 1958, 1962, 1964, 1981, 1983 - 1985, and 3584 (generic for non-dated documents).

As some documents are very large (>40MB) download can take some time...

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  • 19-10-17: KOV information will discarded
  • 31-11-15: Zeiss Historica 2015 arrived
  • 27-12-14: Zeiss Historica 2014 arrived
  • 7-11-14: New Carl Zeiss doc