Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta III - Medium Format Folding Camera.

Looking forward to using this one! It's a 1950's, German-made Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta III. Super Ikonta's were top-of-the-line in Zeiss' range of folding cameras. This is a late model with relatively advanced features compared to the Pre-War Zeiss folders. Though surprising because of it's rather small size, this is a Medium Format camera and produces 12 6x6 shots on standard 120 film. Partly the reason why I acquired it was because I wanted a Medium Format camera which was just as easy to carry around as a 35mm camera. The basic philosophy is 'small camera, big negative' and Super Ikonta's are probably the best-value prospect. It features the famous Zeiss Tessar lens, once marketed as the 'The eagle eye of your camera'. It's still in use to this day. Only drawback is there's no light meter, but the coupled range-finder means it super easy to focus unlike my folding 35mm Voigtlander. My last camera for a while, I swear!