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SUPERB! 1952 Zeiss-Ikon Super 6x9 Ikonta 531/2, Synchro-Compur & Coated Zeiss Tessar lens. CLA’d, Freshly Serviced!


SUPERB! 1952 Zeiss-Ikon Super 6x9 Ikonta 531/2, Synchro-Compur & Coated Zeiss Tessar lens. CLA’d, Freshly Serviced!

$ 745.00 USD

Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use!

This is an exceptionally fine, post-war Super Ikonta. This is the highest spec’d version of this classic rangefinder camera. This quality German camera is finely finished in black lacquer, chrome and real leather. The lens serial number indicates it was produced in circa 1952 and it’s obvious that it’s been well taken care of.

It has a built-in coupled rangefinder that never leaves you guessing about the distance and makes focusing quick and easy. This post-war version differs from previous models in that it has a coated Zeiss-Opton 3.5/105mm Tessar lens and a Synchro-Compur shutter which allows the use of an electronic flash. This camera produces a slightly higher contrast with a bit more saturated colors than the earlier versions. It’s very popular with artists, landscape photographers and collectors. That said, all Super Ikonta cameras are capable of producing very lovely photos and which model and lens you prefer is a subjective, artistic choice.

This camera has been carefully Cleaned, Lubricated and Adjusted. The coupled rangefinder has been cleaned and it’s clean, bright and accurate. The bellows are soft, supple and light tight. The top quality Synchro-Compur shutter works smoothly and all speeds (B & 1 sec - 1/500th) are appropriate. The slow speeds buzz smoothly and the fast ones are clean and snappy. The flash sync. connector has been tested. An electronic flash will fire correctly at any desired shutter speed. (This is of course very convenient for fill flash.)

The lens is a lovely, Zeiss-Opton 3.5/105mm coated Tessar. (A legendary design with four elements in three groups.) The lens looks like new. It’s clean and clear. There are no scratches, no cleaning marks and it’s capable of producing very lovely photos with modern color and B&W films.

It comes complete with a used original brown leather case.

All in all, a wonderful classic camera. Load it with your favorite film and keep it handy for that perfect shot you’ve been looking for. You know the one... the one with the perfect Ansel Adams light breaking through the dark storm clouds that leaves you wishing you had a classic medium format camera with you.

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