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
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)

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

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