1953 6x6 Zeiss Ikon Mess Ikonta 524/16 “T” coated Tessar in Synchro-Compur shutter! CLA'd, Freshley Serviced!
Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use
Did I hear you say you were looking for a classic medium format camera with a built in rangefinder? One that you can easily slip into an unused corner of your camera bag or backpack? A camera that will increase in value as the years go by? And most important of all, a lovely camera that will deliver lovely photo’s....?
Well, this is a freshly serviced Zeiss Ikon Mess Ikonta with a built-in rangefinder that never leaves you guessing about the distance or the focus. It folds out to take beautiful 6 x 6 cm exposures on normal 120 roll film. Bright exposures alive with all the vivid details, lovely colors and rich tonal range that only medium format can provide. When it comes to photography, bigger is better and this camera can produce a large negative that’s more than four times larger than the average 35mm snap-shot. The real appeal is that all of this is produced by a camera that folds up into a small package. So whether you're interesting in very fine grain, rich tonal values, saturated colors or big enlargements, this camera can do it all and its compact size will never give you a reason to leave it at home.
This is the most expensive version of the Mess-Ikonta and the extra cost provided you with the same lens and shutter that was used on the more expensive Super Ikonta. Zeiss-Ikon produced it between 1951 -1955. It’s a quality German model in excellent condition. (Please see photos.) The camera has been carefully Cleaned, Lubricated and Adjusted. The real leather bellows are supple and light tight. The view finder is very clean and clear. The built-in rangefinder that makes focusing easy, works smoothly and is easy to use.
The lens is a superb f3.5/75mm coated Tessar (a true classic design with four elements in three groups). This lens is also used on the Super Ikonta. The glass is clean and clear. There are no scratches and it’s capable of producing lovely images with modern color and B&W films.
The Synchro-Compur shutter has been carefully cleaned, lubricated and adjusted. The shutter works smoothly and all the speeds (B & 1sec - 1/500th) are appropriate. It has an X sync flash connector and it’s been tested and works with a normal electronic flash. The flash will fire correctly at any desired shutter speed. (This is of course very convenient for flash fill.)
It comes complete with a brown leather case.
All in all a fine collectable classic camera that looks and performs great. 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 that you had a classic medium format camera with you...