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Zeiss IkonIkonta 520/2 (Ikonta C)

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1929-1937. Folding rollfilm camera. Also known as the "Ikomat".

Zeiss Ikon: Ikonta 520/2 (Ikonta C) camera

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 2003-02-28
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 $88
 2002-01-01
 B
 ~$60
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by bill339 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:35 pm

The 520/2 is the first in the long Ikonta line of a folding cameras, produced by the German company Zeiss Ikon. It takes 8 images size 6x9 cm on 120 type rollfilm and comes equipped with a variety of lenses and shutters. This camera has a Novar 6.3/10.5 cm lens in a Derval shutter. The camera was in production from 1929 to 1937. The format is 6 x 9 cm on 120 type rollfilm with no double exposure prevention. The cameras metal case has a Black finish with chrome ornaments and black colored leatherette. The dimensions are (WxHxD folded) 178x84x38 mm and it weighs in at 625 grams. This camera has shutter speeds of 1/25, 1/50, and 1/100 of a second plus time and bulb. This Ikonta also has a frame work fold down viewfinder, a brilliant viewfinder, two 3/8” tripod mounts for portrait and landscape, a plunger shutter mount, an adjustment range of 2 foot to infinity, and a table top fold out leg. The Ikonta cameras were renamed and rereleased as the Ikomat 520 (4.5 x 6cm), 520/2 (6 x 9cm), 520/14 (5 x 7.5cm), 520/15 (6.5 x 11cm), 520/16 (6 x 6cm) and 520/18 (3 x 4cm).

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