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This is the smallest 120 folding camera that you can get. The Zeiss Ikontas come in various sizes and were made from the 1930's until the early 50's. This example was one of the early pre war ones and seems like a great shooter. It has a simple shutter and release arrangement, no body release, it's all on the shutter assembly. So that means easy double exposures if so desired. These cameras are a blast to use and will run you anywhere from $30-200 on Ebay depending. I think this one was about $45 or so but it is a bit beat up and lacks the nicer Compur shutter and Tessar lens. One thing you need if you want to shoot these oldies is a good light meter. The Voigtlander meter that Cameraquest sells is super tiny and I carry one in my pocket every day: http://cameraquest.com/voivcmet2.htm

clickiemcpete Taken by clickiemcpete with a Zeiss Ikonta 520 loaded with Kodak Ektar 100 film (available in our Online Shop) in massachusetts, United States. This photo can also be found in the album Glad I Went Back Over the Bridge or I Would Have MIssed It.

7 comments

  1. megaman49

    megaman49

    believe it or not, i use a light meter app on my iphone (and a second app for exposure compensation for extremely light/dark scenes) and it works pretty well in most cases.

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  2. ohlordy

    ohlordy

    nice shot!

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  3. dida

    dida

    nice!

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  4. dida

    dida

    nice!

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  5. domemerson

    domemerson

    Man, you should publish a review about this camera. I would love to see how it looks. Great album, as aways, BTW.

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  6. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    @megaman49, oh yeah, that's a good idea too. I like the little meter though because it's tiny and can be put on the accessory shoe if you want. And I'm not really a phone guy, rarely have my phone with me. ;)

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  7. troch

    troch

    Lovely shot!

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