Zeiss Ikonta 521/A

Discussion in '[Classifieds] For Sale' started by russljames, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. russljames

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    This camera is in overall very good cosmetic and excellent mechanical condition. I purchased it from Jurgen Kreckel who specializes in restoring folders and sells on the Big Auction. It has an uncoated f3.5 Tessar lens set in a Compur Rapid shutter to 1/500th second. I bought it for its ultra compact size and it truly is a pocket camera. It comes with a leather case, also in good condition. I’ve treated it periodically with leather oils to maintain softness. There is some paint loss around edges as thumbnails below show.

    Of all of my folders I reach for this one the least. There are probably three reasons why this is true. I prefer having shutter speed and f stop settings on the top of the lens. This one has them on the side. Most all of my other folders have the bellows extension button on the left and shutter plunger button on the right. These are reversed on this camera. I have missed shots as a result when “auto pilot” takes over for a fast grab. And finally, my scanner doesn’t like the close spacing of the negatives I get with the 16 frames on this camera. I end up almost always having to scan each frame individually and it gets time consuming. I don’t encounter this problem with fifteen negatives from my Mamiya 645 backs.

    Not on my list of complaints is the scale focus. I would describe this camera as having a very generous margin of error and it makes guesstimating distance quite easy. Image quality is what you would expect from a Tessar lens and I have always been satisfied with its performance.

    I paid around $155.00 for it, so I hope that $140.00, including insured shipping to locations in the lower continental U.S., is a fair price. I prefer Pay Pal for payment and will also absorb those fees. I’ll give you a few days upon receipt to evaluate and return if you are not satisfied.

    Thumbnails below are of camera and several negative scans taken with it. Thanks for your consideration.

    Russ
     

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    Happy Holidays,

    Trying once again to find a home for this very nice Zeiss folder.
     
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    My introduction to medium format was through a 6x6 folder - I hope this finds its way to a new owner.
     
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    One more try- $125.00, including shipping to locations in the lower continental U.S. Thanks for your consideration,
    Russ
     
  5. Richard S. (rich815)

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    I had one of these. Very nice camera and a lens of great potential. Gave it to a friend for his 40th bday a couple years back. I hope he's enjoying it. Great price on this one.