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Super Ikonta C

The 6x9 Super Ikonta C has long been the favorite among artists and landscape/cityscape photographers. It’s 6x9 format has a pleasing length to width aspect ratio and it’s a lot of camera in a relatively small package. It’s a great camera to slip into a back pack or unused corner of your camera bag but you’ll need a big pocket if you want to keep it close to you. (If that’s the case, you may want to try to find a suitable hip bag, the kind that bicyclists and hikers use.)

You’ll generally find them with a Novar (a three element lens) or the highly regarded Tessar (a four element design). The 105mm Tessar on the Super Ikonta C came in a variety of speeds, generally ranging from 4.5, 3.8 and 3.5. While most people prefer the Tessar, a Novar is still a decent choice if you’re on a budget. The 6x9 format is so big that don’t have to do a lot of enlarging to get a very big print.

When it comes to photography, bigger is better and with this camera you can create a a very large negative that is about 6 times larger than the average 35mm snap shot.