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    The lack of modern coating on these old lenses does mean both low contrast and poor performance when shooting with the sun hitting the lens. Hoods and lenses do help with these things but they are by no means necessary. I actually use my hand sometimes. Try a few rolls first to get to see how the camera works first. Personally I like to go for 400 speed film so I have the latitude to stop down a few.

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    Hi all

    Once again thanks for your advise, like the idea of Tmax and a red filter. Pbomaghin the pictures were impressive

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    Hi Jon

    Check here for dates. The series filters that fit that camera are indeed Series VI. The size adapter you need will be a push-on that fits over the outside of the front element. Measure it and PM me. I may have one. That's a good camera for everyday use and the filter adapter can stay on for a hood or that orange filter that was suggested. The lens is probably coated, as the chart says that the camera was made in 1947. Nice rig. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon202 View Post
    Hi all

    Once again thanks for your advise, like the idea of Tmax and a red filter. Pbomaghin the pictures were impressive

    Regards
    Jon
    Thank you. But note that there are several square format pics taken with a Mamiya mixed in there. I hope you didn't confuse them with those taken with the Ikonta.
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    Hi Whiteymorange

    Many thanks for the kind offer, I'm popping up to London next week to a dealer who specialises in old cameras. He thinks he might have what I need, if not I'll take you up on your offer. Btw really liked your gallery

    Best wishes

    Jon

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    Hi pbromaghin

    Yes, saw that you were using a range of kit, did like the portrait of your sister-in-law and her husband, very atmospheric. Amazed at the sharpness of the image of a wheel in San Diego. Nothing to do with the Ikonta but hope that your friend and his family were pleased with the military funeral set, I thought that they really captured the essence of the occasion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon202 View Post
    Hi pbromaghin

    Yes, saw that you were using a range of kit, did like the portrait of your sister-in-law and her husband, very atmospheric. Amazed at the sharpness of the image of a wheel in San Diego. Nothing to do with the Ikonta but hope that your friend and his family were pleased with the military funeral set, I thought that they really captured the essence of the occasion

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    I made an inkjet set each for my friend, his mother, and his sister. When or if I ever get my darkroom set up they will be the first things to come out of it. He says they look at them occasionally and the meaning has changed over time. Not sure how. That set was a huge breakthrough for me. It was the first time I ever really documented an event. Other than a single stinker, all the shots were keepers and all them have been posted. After 4 years of trying, it was the first time photography really happened for me. Every time I look at the one of his mother receiving the flag, I am again a 15-year old standing next to my own mother.
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    Depending on the lens, you might be able to use a 40.5mm filter (same as the Zeiss Ikon Contax rangefinders) that is screwed on reverse. But it depends on which Novar. If you post a photo of the camera, you'll get a more accurate answer.

    If you measure the outside diameter (not circumference) of the lens, you'll have a much better idea.

    Actually, if you measure the circumference and divide by Pi, you should get the diameter. I think that is the correct calcuation.

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    I have had/have three different Zeiss Ikon cameras and they all differ in regards to filters. My oldest Super Ikonta and Nettar both take push-on filters without threads. My 50s Super Ikonta has threads all over the lens and uses screw-on filters with threads on the inside of the filter as opposed to modern filters which have threads on the outside. It's a bit of a jungle.

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    I also just purchased a Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 521/2 CLA'd by Certo6 on ebay. Mine has a 105 f4.5 novar in a prontor-s shutter with M and X sync. Should be here tomorrow or monday and I can't wait to try it out, I've been looking for a nice 6x9 folder for some time.
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