Zeiss Ikon Cameras were first introduced to market by Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe and Otto Schott in the German town of Jena as early as 1846. Zeiss Ikon is the name chosen to represent a range of top-quality cameras which has led to some confusion among users unfamiliar with the Carl Zeiss naming system. The Zeiss catalogue number system was employed, everything sold by Zeiss, including spectacle lenses, was given a catalogue number.
The most recent Zeiss Ikon cameras were brought to market in 2004 and are similar in design to the Leica M series of cameras and is fully compatible with Leica and other lenses with the Leica M mount. With over 100 years of innovation and top notch reputation behind the company Zeiss Ikon cameras and Zeiss lens expertise remain in demand by several manufacturers.
You can browse through vintage Zeiss cameras at auction below.