Petrakla Classic Cameras: NEAR MINT 1938 Voigtlander Bessa Rangefinder with HELIAR LENS! Classic cameras for immediate use. Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted, Freshly serviced vintage cameras by a company with more than 10 years experience! Please see our feedback. From happy customers all over the world. 1936 Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta, Tessar lens, Freshly Serviced! Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use! This is a quality prewar camera. Its body serial number (A45856) and that of its lens indicates that it was built in Germany in 1936. Produced at a time when the world looked incredible different than it does now, this camera was a testament of genius, pride and faith in precision mechanics. It was the cutting edge of photography at that time and it was very expensive. Now holding this Super Ikonta camera 80 years after it was produced, I see that the effort did not fade into the darkness of all the passing years it is still a thing of beauty. When it comes to photography, bigger is better and this camera can produce a negative thats more than four times larger than the average 35mm snapshot. Its capable of producing large prints with fine grain, rich tonal gradations and lovely colors. The quality of construction and finish is exceptional. Simply put, if youre looking for one of the best classic cameras ever built… Then youve found it. Its constructed of precision die-cast metal, covered with fine Moroccan leather and trimmed in black lacquer and chrome. It also has a sophisticated coupled rangefinder which makes focusing quick and easy. It has an advanced film wind mechanism that counts the exposures for you and automatically stops when youve wound far enough. In use this means all you have to do is take a shot, advance the film until it stops and youre already for another one. You wont be slowed down by the need to look for exposure numbers through a red ruby window. There is a counter window on the rear of the camera but its only used when first loading film into the camera. The camera also folds into a convenient size so theres never an excuse to leave it at home. Its the perfect camera for people interested in historical photography or WWII period reenactments. This camera has been carefully cleaned, lubricated and adjusted. It is in excellent condition and works very smoothly. The top of the line, Compur-Rapid shutter works smoothly and all speeds (T, B & 1 sec – 1/400th) are appropriate. The slow speeds buzz along smoothly and the fast speeds are clean and snappy. The coupled rangefinder has also been serviced. It works smoothly and accurately. The bellows are in excellent condition and completely light tight. The lens is a top of the line 2.8/80mm Zeiss Tessar lens (a superb design with four elements in three groups). It has a lovely bokeh. This lens is well respected for its very lovely rendition and the smooth rounded look it produces. This lens is universally respected as one of the best lenses of its era. The lens is in unusually fine condition with only a few light cleaning marks, (but youll need a magnifier to see them). There are no scratches. The glass is clean and clear and its capable of producing very lovely photos with modern color and B&W films. All in all, a wonderful classic camera. Load it with your favorite film and keep it handy for that perfect shot youve 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. You can subscribe to our Petrakla Classic Cameras newsletter here. Obviously I try to describe our items to the best of my ability and I provide you with super sized photos. However bear in mind that a lot of our item are over 60 years old so it is not reasonable for me to give a guarantee. We WILL check it very carefully! You may not copy, use, or distribute our text or photos or any portion of it without our permission. Follow Petrakla Classic Cameras’s board Petrakla Classic Cameras on Pinterest. Classic Cameras’s board Petrakla Classic Cameras on Pinterest. The free listing tool. The item “1936 Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta, Tessar lens, Freshly Serviced” is in sale since Monday, October 10, 2016. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “petrakla” and is located in Selling internationally from Holland. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Zeiss Ikon
- Model: Super Ikonta
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Item condition: Seller refurbished