SUPERB! 1950 Zeiss-Ikon Super 6x9 Ikonta 531/2 , Coated Zeiss Tessar lens. Complete with 6x4.5 reduction mask. CLA'd, Freshly Serviced!
Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use!
This is a lovely post-war Super Ikonta. This was the final version of this classic rangefinder camera. This quality German camera is finely finished in black lacquer, chrome and real leather. The lens serial number indicates it was produced in circa 1950 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 and makes focusing quick and easy. This post-war version differs from previous models in that it has a coated Zeiss-Opton 3.5/105mm Tessar lens and a synchronized Compur Rapid shutter which allows the use of an electronic flash. This camera produces a slightly higher contrast and slightly more saturated colors compared to the prewar versions. It’s very popular with artists, landscape photographers and collectors. That said, all versions of the Super Ikonta cameras, both pre & post-war, are capable of producing very lovely photos! The overall look and atmosphere is simply a subjective, artistic choice.
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 Synchronized 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. The flash sync. has been adjusted and tested. An electronic flash will fire correctly at any desired shutter speed. (This is of course very convenient for fill flash.)
The coupled rangefinder array has been cleaned and it’s clean, accurate and easy to use. The Albada bight-line viewfinder on this camera is all original. (As usual the silvered viewfinder is a bit degraded but usable, which is normal for a classic Super Ikonta however if you prefer, we can disassemble the finder, remove the silver coating and convert it into a clear optical viewfinder at no additional charge.) The fine Moroccan leather covering is lovely. The Zeiss-Ikon logo on the rear is clean and clear. The bellows are soft, supple and completely light tight.
This Super Ikonta has a Zeiss-Opton 3.5/105mm Tessar coated lens. (A superb classic design with four elements in three groups.) The glass is clean & clear. There are no separated elements, crystallization or other problems. There are no scratches just a few light cleaning wisps and it’s capable of producing lovely photos with modern color and B&W films
It comes complete with a brown leather case. Also included is a hard to find original Zeiss-Ikon reduction mask which in addition to 6x9, will allows this camera to produce 6x4.5 images negatives.
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 rangefinder camera with you.