SUPERB! 1952 Zeiss-Ikon 6x9 Ikonta 523/2, Synchro-Compur & Coated Zeiss Tessar lens. CLA'd, Freshly Serviced!
Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use!
This is an exceptionally fine, post-war Ikonta. This is the highest spec’d version of this classic 6x9 camera and it features a fine quality fit and finish. The outstanding feature of this camera is that it is the rare version which fitted with the same coated Zeiss lens and Synchro-Compur shutter that was fitted to the top of the line post-war Super Ikonta. (These currently sell for $900 and up for a serviced camera in mint condition example.)
The coated Zeiss-Opton f3.5/105mm lens serial number indicates it was produced in circa 1952. The top-of-the-line Synchro Compur was switchable and designed to allow the use of an electronic flash. This camera produces a very high quality 6x9 negative which is the equal of the late model 6x9 Super Ikonta. It’s a very popular camera with artists and landscape photographers who don’t need a rangefinder because they often use setting that maximize depth of field.
This camera has been carefully Cleaned, Lubricated and Adjusted. The viewfinder is clean and clear. The bellows are soft, supple and light tight. The top quality Synchro-Compur shutter works smoothly and all speeds (B & 1 sec - 1/500th) are appropriate. The slow speeds buzz smoothly and the fast ones are clean and snappy. The flash sync. connector has been tested. An electronic flash will fire correctly at any desired shutter speed. (This is of course very convenient for fill flash.)
The coated Zeiss-Opton 3.5/105mm Tessar lens. (a superb classic design with four elements in three groups) looks virtually new. There are no scratches or cleaning marks and it’s capable of producing lovely photos with modern color and B&W films
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 6x9 medium format camera with you.