FS: Zeiss Ikon Mess Ikonta C 524/2 w Carl Zeiss Opton (red) T Tessar f3.5 105mm CLA'd
for sale is my cherished Zeiss Ikon Mess Ikonta C 524/2 a German classic from the mid 1950's.
This highly prized & very capable 6x9 folding rangefinder boasts a 10 bladed Synchro Compur MX shutter, twinned with the stupendous final version coated 4 element Carl Zeiss Opton (red) T Tessar f3.5 105mm lens.
A Zeiss Mess Ikonta has an uncoupled rangefinder that is easy to use even with glasses (I'm told). There is a window for the rangefinder & separate central window to compose framing - that makes for a vastly brighter viewfinder than the two combined.
The camera was purchased fully CLA'd & calibrated from German folding rangefinder expert Jurgen Kreckel. Optics are without issue, coatings are excellent, there is no fungus, mould, haze or separation. The top-of-the-line 10 blade Synchro Compur shutter works perfectly & has never missed a beat. Focus is smooth, bellows have no leaks, there are no dings, Zeiss bumps, corrosion or signs of abuse - only careful use.
Included in the sale is a very well made purple velvet lined leather ERC that fits the camera perfectly.
Reluctant sale to raise funds for a lens & asking exactly what I put into this camera: $475
Payment via Paypal, I am offering free USPS postage with tracking to mainland USA, insured postage would be charged at cost. International buyers would be charged USPS International postage at cost to your location. I do not add transaction, packaging or transit expenses to postage charge.
I occasionally list personally owned camera gear on the big auction website for over 12 years now (same user name, also same name for flickr) & proud to have 100% feedback. I treat any sale with utmost regard & meticulously pack parcels as if they are addressed to myself.
Camera is from an non-smoking & pet dander free household.
Thanks for looking.
Zeiss Ikon Mess Ikonta C 524/2
manufacturer: Zeiss Ikon AG Stuttgart, West Germany.
features: bright viewfinder, uncoupled rangefinder, double exposure lock, highly rated (red T) Tessar lens.
camera number: #129281
lens: coated 4 element Carl Zeiss Opton T Tessar f3.5 105mm #647393
focus in meters : 1.5, 1.7, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 8, 15, ºº inf.
f-stops: 3.5, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32
leaf shutter: Synchro Compur MX
diaphragm blades: 10
speeds: B, 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500 + self timer
aspect ratio: 6x9
film gate: 85.5mm w x 55.3 h
film type: 120 roll film
frames per film roll: 8
frame advance: red window
lens hood type: 37mm push on
weight: 868g (with take-up spindle)
Last edited by culturesponge; 08-10-2013 at 09:36 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: edit to add from a non-smoking home
I like my 524/2 also
Mine doesn't have the DOF scale on the barrel, it's a Compur Rapid, also CLA'd by Jergen. You'll hate yourself once you sell it off.
by listing a cherished camera here on APUG i might have a headstart on that low esteem already!
agreed, these last version 6x9 Ikontas with red T Tessar & 10 blade Synchro Compur are difficult to find... wouldn't mind if there's no sale - it's a fantastic camera to squeeze into the kit bag - don't tell the mrs!
thanks for looking
...if your interested & would like to make an offer please send a PM
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