|Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:58 am Post subject: First Roll Through an 80 Year Old Camera - Zeiss Super Ikont
|I received a new (to me) camera the other day, an 80 year old Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x9. These cameras have a cult like status and are usually very expensive. I've wanted one for a long time, but they are just too pricey.
Last week I lucked out and grabbed one for a little over $100.00, they run upwards of$300.00 or more usually. Its in pristine condition and the shutter is very accurate.
Anyway, as with all my photo gear, I usually head out to the mountains for field testing. It was a nice warmer day, around 30 degrees, with very still air. I did some hiking and photography with my new Super Ikonta
Keep in mind, these were all taken my an 80 year old camera! The camera even has an uncoated lens. All shots were hand held so they could have been better if they were shot from a tripod.
Overall I am very pleased with this camera. It is simple to use, and by the looks of the first roll, is a real keeper. A pocketable 6x9 medium format camera! I think I might sell my RB67 as it is huge compared to the Zeiss Super Ikonta.
Anyway, enough talk. Here are the photos. For those interested, these were shot on Across 100 film rated at 50 ISO and developed in Pyrocat MC for 13 minutes.
I scanned in with a flat profile, then adjusted the contrast to my liking.
Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 1 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr
Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 2 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr
Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 3 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr
Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 4 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr
Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 5 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr