Superb! 1936 6x9 Super Ikonta with Tessar Lens, Freshly serviced ,CLA'd
Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use
This is a freshly serviced Zeiss-Ikon 6x9 Super Ikonta. A legendary classic camera which features a built in coupled rangefinder that never leaves you guessing about the distance or the focus. It’s a lovely camera that can be slipped into a jacket pocket or a back pack and folds out to take lovely 6x9 photos on normal 120 roll film. It produces beautiful photos alive with all the details, fine grain 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 large prints, fine grain, rich tonal gradations or lovely colors, this camera will do all of that and may just become your favorite photographic companion. (Feel free to visit our Example Gallery and take a peek at what these cameras can do.)
This camera is also capable of producing 6x4.5 negatives, if you have a reduction mask in your collection. (Mask not included.)
This lovely German camera in exceptionally fine condition. The serial numbers of the lens and body indicates it was produced in 1936. It's been carefully cleaned, lubricated and adjusted. The quality Compur shutter works smoothly and all speeds (B & 1 sec - 1/250th) are appropriate. The slow speeds buzz along smoothly and the faster ones are clean and snappy. Unusual for this era, the shutter is synchronized for flash. It’s been adjusted & tested and works with a normal electronic flash. A flash will fire correctly at any desired shutter speed. This is of course a very convenient feature for flash fill.
The coupled rangefinder has been cleaned and it’s clean, accurate and easy to use. The viewfinder is in excellent condition and give a good image. The bellows are soft, supple and completely light tight.
The lens is a Carl Zeiss f4.5/10,5 cm (105mm) Tessar . The Tessar is a superb design with four elements in three groups. This lens is exceptionally clean and looks virtually new. There are no scratches. There are no separated elements, crystallization or other problems and it’s capable of producing lovely photos with modern color and black & white films.
All in all, a lovely classic camera. The perfect camera for photographers with a historical interest. 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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