Super Ikonta 533/16 question

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  1. stradibarrius

    stradibarrius Member

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    Does the Super Ikonta 533/16 require a battery for the RF to work?
    What are some common problems with these cameras and what is the average cost for a CLA?
     
  2. Jeff L

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    No battery at all for the 533/16.
    Common problems problems would be stiff focus, defunct meter, leaky bellows.
    I sent mine to Ken Ruth and he fixed the stiff focus and repaired the meter (which lasted a few years, but has now stopped again). I can't remember how much it was. Most good repair places familiar with older cameras should be able to handle it. You can approximate servicing cost from the certo6 website.
     
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    Super Ikonta Page here

    http://www.antiquecameras.net/superikonta.html

    hazy glass, gummed shutters, stiff focus, and lack of alignment between lens and film gate are all potential issues in addition to those mentioned above....

    Dan