SUPERB! 1953 Zeiss-Ikon Super 6x9 Ikonta 531/2, Synchro-Compur & Coated Zeiss Tessar lens, reduction mask included. CLA'd, Freshly Serviced!
Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use
Forget the socks... What he really wants for Christmas is a Super Ikonta.
This week we have a freshly serviced Super Ikonta. It has a built in coupled rangefinder that never leaves you guessing about the distance or the focus. It’s a lovely camera that easily slips into a jacket pocket or a back pack and yet folds out to take 8 beautiful 6x9 exposures on normal 120 roll film. Bright exposures alive with all the vivid details 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 very large prints, very fine grain, rich tonal gradations or lovely colors, this camera will do all of that and may just become your favorite photographic companion.
This is an exceptionally fine, post-war Super Ikonta. This is the highest specified version of this great camera. It’s a quality German camera finely finished in black lacquer, chrome and real leather. The lens serial number indicates it was produced in circa 1953 and it’s obvious that it’s been very carefully cared for.(Please see photos.).
It has a built in coupled rangefinder that never leaves you guessing about the distance or the focus. It’s very popular with artists, landscape photographers and collectors. This late version has a coated Zeiss-Opton 3.5/105mm lens and a Synchro-Compur shutter which allows the use of an electronic flash. These cameras and lenses are true classics and are popular with photographers as well as collectors because of their outstanding quality.
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 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.)
This Super Ikonta has a fine Carl Zeiss 3.5/105mm Tessar coated lens. (A quality classic design with four elements in three groups.) The lens is clean and clear. There are no separated elements, crystallization or other problems. There are no scratches or cleaning marks and it’s capable of producing photos with modern color and B&W films
This camera is also capable of producing 6x4.5 negatives. It comes complete with an original Zeiss-Ikon reduction mask and a lovely original brown leather case.
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 medium format camera with you.