With respect to the Tessar in the 6x9 Ikontas I owned one (coated) and was a bit diasppointed. This front-focussing design performs nowhere near to the tessars in the Rolleiflexes even when well stopped down. They are decent but so are the better cooke-tripplets like the Agfa Apotar if used around their optimum aperture. In a word: Don't pay a premium for famous names like "Compur" or "Tessar". A light-tight bellows and working shutter together with a clean and well aligned three-element lens may deliver everything you could ask for.
Originally Posted by colivet
Last edited by skahde; 05-02-2005 at 04:51 AM. Click to view previous post history.