SUPERB! 1953 Zeiss-Ikon Super 6x9 Ikonta, T Coated Zeiss Tessar lens, FRESHLY SERVICED
Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use
Forget the socks… what he really wants for Christmas is a Super Ikonta
This week we have a freshly serviced Super Ikonta. It has a built in coupled rangefinder that never leaves you guessing about the distance or the focus. It’s a lovely camera that easily slips into a jacket pocket or a back pack and yet folds out to take 8 beautiful 6x9 exposures on normal 120 roll film. Bright exposures alive with all the vivid details and lovely colors that only medium format or larger can provide. When it comes to photography, bigger is better and with this camera you can create a negative that is about 6 times larger than the average 35mm snap shot. So whether you’re interested in very large prints, very fine grain, rich tonal gradations or lovely colors, this camera will do all of that and may just become your favorite photographic companion.
This is an exceptionally fine post-war Super Ikonta. This quality camera was produced in Stuttgart Germany in circa 1953 and it’s obvious that it’s been well taken care of. (Please see photos.).
It has a built in coupled rangefinder that never leaves you guessing about the distance or the focus. It’s very popular with artists, landscape photographers and collectors. It also has a t coated Zeiss 3.5/105mm lens, which produces a higher contrast image and more saturated colors. It’s also capable of producing 6x4.5 format photos if you have a suitable reduction in your collection. (Mask not included.)
If you’re familiar with Zeiss cameras then you’ll know that the post-war cameras such as the various Super Ikonta and Contax cameras featured coated Zeiss lenses. These cameras and lenses are considered classics and are popular with photographers as well as collectors because of their outstanding quality.
The 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 quality Compur-Rapid shutter works smoothly and all speeds (B & 1 sec - 1/400th) are appropriate. The slow speeds buzz smoothly and the fast ones are clean and snappy.
This Super Ikonta has a very fine Carl Zeiss 3.5/105mm Tessar coated lens. (A top quality classic design with four elements in three groups.) The lens is exceptionally clean and clear. There are no separated elements, crystallization or other problems. There are no scratches or cleaning marks and it’s capable of producing beautiful photos with modern color and B&W films
It comes complete with a an original brown leather camera case and an instruction manual on CD.
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.