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First Roll Through an 80 Year Old Camera - Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x9
Posted By: Colorado CJ, 12-23-2016, 07:00 PM

I received a new (to me) camera the other day, an 80 year old Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x9. These cameras have a cult like status and are usually very expensive. I've wanted one for a long time, but they are just too pricey.

Last week I lucked out and grabbed one for a little over $100.00, they run upwards of$300.00 or more usually. Its in pristine condition and the shutter is very accurate.

Anyway, as with all my photo gear, I usually head out to the mountains for field testing. It was a nice warmer day, around 30 degrees, with very still air. I did some hiking and photography with my new Super Ikonta

Keep in mind, these were all taken my an 80 year old camera! The camera even has an uncoated lens. All shots were hand held so they could have been better if they were shot from a tripod.

Overall I am very pleased with this camera. It is simple to use, and by the looks of the first roll, is a real keeper. A pocketable 6x9 medium format camera! I think I might sell my RB67 as it is huge compared to the Zeiss Super Ikonta.

Anyway, enough talk. Here are the photos. For those interested, these were shot on Across 100 film rated at 50 ISO and developed in Pyrocat MC for 13 minutes.

I scanned in with a flat profile, then adjusted the contrast to my liking.















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12-23-2016, 07:07 PM   #2
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I'm guessing it is similar to this one?

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/335633-machinery-robe...ss-camera.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
Very similar. It is the 6x9 version or model 530/2 made in 1936.

It is in near new condition. The shutter is accurate at all speeds and the rangefinder is calibrated.

I bought it for $100.00 and have already been offered $350.00 for it

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It looks very nice.

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Nettar compared to pentax MX
https://app.box.com/s/ibkg01san74mlgwqqx5apfn89m0472rr
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Great set--as usual. I love #2 especially. Very nice camera, too.
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Darn you. I just ruined a keyboard drooling all over it. Wonderful camera. Great images. I love the "feel" of the images that come off of these older cameras. Having better lenses and the latest technology does not always mean better photographs. Nice dark room wizardry on your part too.
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Thanks guys! I'm sure to get some good use out of the camera. It will be in my pocket for all my many hikes and travels in the future.

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Very nice photos. I have a Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B. It was a gift 40 years ago. It's treasured.
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