Superb! 1937 Zeiss Ikon 6x6 Ikonta with case. CLA'd, Freshly Serviced!
Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use!
This is a freshly serviced Zeiss Ikon 6x6 Ikonta. It folds out to 6 x 6 cm photos on normal 120 roll film. Bright exposures alive with all the 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 snapshot. 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 fine grain, rich tonal values or lovely colors, this vintage camera is a fine companion and its compact size will never give you a reason to leave it at home.
This is an exceptionally fine example of the popular 521/16 model which Zeiss-Ikon first introduced in Germany in 1937. The camera in his listing is the top-of-the-line version which features a Zeiss Tessar lens and Compur-Rapid shutter. The body serial number (F67662 & 2175638) indicate that this camera dates from 1937. This also means that this is one of the earliest examples of this fine camera.
This camera has been carefully Cleaned, Lubricated and Adjusted. The leather bellows are supple and light tight. The view finder is clean and clear. Everything works as it should. The top-of-the-line Compur-Rapid shutter works well and all speeds (B & 1sec - 1/500th) are appropriate. The slow speeds buzz along smoothly and the fast ones are clean and snappy.
The Carl Zeiss f3.5/75mm Tessar lens is in exceptionally fine condition and looks virtually new. It’s a famous design with four elements in three groups. The glass is clean and clear. There are no scratches or cleaning marks and it’s capable of producing lovely photos modern color and B&W films.
It comes complete with an original brown leather case.
All in all a very fine, enjoyable 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 that you had a classic medium format camera with you...