Contax Cameras

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Contax started building its cameras in 1932 using the best German optical and mechanical technologies. Its factories were in Dresden and Jena. Contax cameras were technically ahead of Leica brands. However, both Dresden and Jena were occupied by Soviet troops in 1945 and became East German cities. Soviets took much of the Contax facilities to the Soviet Union to reinforce their camera industry.

Aim-and-Shoot Cameras

By 1990, the camera industry developed auto-focusing system, and started producing aim-and-shoot pocket cameras. They were inexpensive and easy to carry around. They were very convenient for travellers. Neither Leica nor Contax was producing those convenient cameras.

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