Near Mint! Circa 1956 6x6 Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta III, 531/16. CLA'd, Freshly 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 back pack? 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 Super Ikonta with a built-in rangefinder that never leaves you guessing about the distance or the focus. It folds out to take 12 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 negative that’s more than four times larger than the average 35mm snap shot. It also folds up into a small package and will never give you a reason to leave it at home.
This is the popular 531/16 model, Super Ikonta that Zeiss-Ikon built between 1954 -1958. It has a built-in coupled rangefinder to make focusing quick and easy, so that you never have to guess about focus or distance. It’s a quality German model in superb condition. (Please see photos.) The camera has been carefully Cleaned, Lubricated and Adjusted. The bellows are supple and completely light tight. The view finder is very clean and clear. The built-in rangefinder works smoothly, accurately and it’s easy to use
The fine quality 3.5/75mm coated lens is a classic three element design based on the Cooke triplet. It’s a very popular lens because of the lovely balance of sharpness, rendering and bokeh. The glass looks like new. There are no scratches or cleaning marks. There is no haze, crystallization, separated elements or other problems. And it’s capable of producing very lovely images with modern color and B&W films.
The Zeiss lens looks virtually like new. There is no haze, crystallization, separated elements or other problems. And it’s capable of producing very lovely images with modern color and B&W films.
The top of the line Synchro-Compur 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 an original Zeiss-Ikon brown leather case.
All in all a fine collectable classic camera that not only looks great, it deserves to be used regularly. 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...