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    Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta ... anyone have or use one ? thanks!

    i think i might have found the solution to my problem!

    after scouring ebay listings for a few days, i came across a mf camera i had forgotten about - the Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta!

    i won't be fumbling around looking down instead of up, old-glass ( my favorite!) and maybe within my budget, plus i don't have to sell it afterwards, cause it looks so cool

    anyone have experience with this puppy ? or have a "user" to sell ?

    - john

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    Yes, fellow. The format, however, ranges from 4,5x6 to 6x9 (and over with rollfilms not available since decades). Which one are you looking for? Which information you need?
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    John, I had a rangefinder coupled Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B w/ the 80mm f/2.8 Tessar lens Would have been the absolute perfect camera, but I couldn't put up with how small the viewfinder window was.

    If you're still interested in a Yashicamat 124 let me know...
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    hi marco and jeremy

    marco:

    i was thinking of a a late, post-war 6x6 version that takes 120 film + has a tessar 2.8 // 80mm. is it easy to manage ? they look pretty sweet, but you never know until you use one if it is intuitive, or a pain to use.

    jeremy:

    i'm use to the mini-view ( been shooting with a leica lately )
    the yashica is fun, but i'm too much of a klutz these days to look down and
    walk at the same time. ( i don't chew gum anymore either )

    aside from the viewer being tiny, any issues you had with it ?

    tanks
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    I have a Super Ikonta IV (the last of the line, I think) and I love it. Easy to use, sharp lens and very compact.
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    John, I also have a Super Ikonta IV. It is a really nice camera, very compact and easy to use. It produces beautiful chromes and negatives.
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    I just got an ikonta 521 in the mail today.It's not a SUPER, no rangefinder. But it is the cutest little thing. It's a 645 and about the size of a kodak retina. Very nicely made. I think I'll go try it out now. BYE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian
    i was thinking of a a late, post-war 6x6 version that takes 120 film + has a tessar 2.8 // 80mm. is it easy to manage ? they look pretty sweet, but you never know until you use one if it is intuitive, or a pain to use.

    aside from the viewer being tiny, any issues you had with it ?
    John, other than the small viewfinder I thought it was a blast to shoot with! If the viewfinder had been slightly larger it would still be my walk-around camera. The 80 Tessar is also a very sweet lens. I'll check my shelves and see if I have a print of an image shot with it and I'll drop it in the mail if you'll pm me your address.

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    John,
    I have a Super Ikonta III with an 80mm Tessar and agree with everyone else that it is a wonderful camera and really fun to use-I giggle every time I unfold it! Plus so far I haven't had anyone ask me if it's a Hasselblad...

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    I have the 6x9 model. Beware that most of these cameras will need a new bellows. Mine looked great but the leather kept on breaking up. I sent it out to the guy at certo6.com and got it repaired for $120. The lens is quite sharp and it seems to me it makes a great travel camera. I much prefer and SLR or a view camera maybe because I am used to them and by their design it is quite hard to forget to focus. Not so with the range finder...

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