Sunday, May 10, 2009
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta C
A bit about the Super Ikonta C from Wikipedia and Pacific Rim Camera
The Super Ikonta 532/2 (in Germany) or Super Ikonta C (in USA) is the most famous folding camera in the world. It was made from the early 1930’s until late 1950's by Zeiss Ikon Germany. It was attached with several different lenses and shutters, the best lenses were the 105/3.5 or 105/4.5 Tessar post war coated version and the best shutter was the post war synced “Synchro Compur” shutter with a max shutter speed of 1/500s. The Super Ikonta C use 120 film and equipped with a film plane mask to enable shooting either 6x9 or 6x4.5 pictures. The Super Ikonta C has separate rangefinder and folding albada viewfinder windows which sits on top of the rangefinder assembly.
A bit about my Super Ikonta
The Super Ikonta 532/2 is my first folding camera. It is in fairly good condition, the bellow is still light tight, its spring out and fold in easily, the shutter is working perfectly in all speed, the leatherette is considerably in good condition. Only the lens is suffering from severe fungus but it does not stop me from taking pictures with it.
The following are pictures taken by the camera loaded with a 135 film. You got an amazing 9cm x 2.5 cm frame!