The Novar lenses on these are excellent performers. Very sharp even wide open, and their IQ is really good. I don't know anything about swirley bokeh, mine has nice, smooth bokeh. If you go on the big auction site you should be able to find a replacement mirror for it. If your searches don't come up w/ one, try searching for "ciroflex replacement mirror". Martin sells those, and he can cut a mirror for your camera to spec. He already has the specs for the Voigtlander Brillant and Ikoflex TKR's because I measured them and sent them to him. The mirrors that he sent me worked perfectly in both my cameras, and were the correct thickness.
Congratulations on your purchase. The Ikoflex cameras are quite quirky and under appreciated. The lenses are great, but they are certainly heavy cameras. If you get a good strap, no problem, and w/ a good mirror and the focus screen cleaned up (the top can be wiped w/ a clean damp rag, but be careful on the bottom. Just give it a good brush w/ a soft bristled paint brush to remove dirt) they are easy to focus.
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