Zeiss Ikon Voigtländer Icarex 35s TM Pro

This is the Zeiss Ikon Voigtländer Icarex 35S TM Pro, otherwise known as the longest-named camera in my collection. Introduced in 1967 the 35S TM Pro is an SLR that can be nice to use, when working. It takes 35mm film and has a cDs light meter, the TM indicates it uses M42 thread-mount lenses, and the Pro (as far as I can tell) stands for nothing.

I bought this particular Icarex for parts, namely the battery cover. I was going to purchase a film-tested example that was missing the part and the cheapest way to get it was this parts unit. On the day it arrived, I decided to see what could be done about the perpetually spinning take up spool and non-functional shutter. Thankfully removal of the shutter mask and bottom plate allowed access to tinker. After thoroughly cleaning and lubricating the works, it still didn’t fire. I adjusted the shutter tension and it was fixed.

The camera came with a Vivitar Telephoto f3.5 135mm lens, but I pulled a Cosinon off of an Argus SLR for the majority of the first roll. The camera looks well-used with lots of brassing. I am very happy that the repair worked and this camera has been brought back to life.

MakeZeiss Ikon Voigtländer
Model35S TM Pro
Yearc1967
Format35mm
Shutterfocal-plane
SpeedB, T, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500, 1000
LensCosinon f1.8 50 (interchangable M42 thread mount)
 f1.8 50mm
Focus1.75ft – ∞
Aperturef1.8 – 16
Light MeterYes (cDs)
RangefinderSLR

Sample images taken on Delta 100, stand-developed HC110 for 30min.

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