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Super Ikonta III or IV samples
Old 04-29-2008   #1
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Super Ikonta III or IV samples

I'm having a hard time finding much in the way of examples of the quality possible with a Super Ikonta III or IV. Does anyone have some shots they'd like to share?
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Old 04-29-2008   #2
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Seems like there are no photos because there are no photos
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Slow down, wintoid :-) - gotta give people a chance to see your post and to dig up&scan :-)

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Ah I didn't think like that as I've always been so scan-o-centric Still it was kind of more of a bump anyway!

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Here's one: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...38&ppuser=5622
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Did you try searching through the galleries?

Here are a couple of mine:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...785&ppuser=736

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...308&ppuser=736

More on flickr @:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe...ontaivc195560/

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Thanks guys. I actually didn't know the galleries were searchable, so you learn a new thing every day! Thanks for the tip. I've seen pretty much everything I could find on FlickR.

As to the alignment, I'm getting the Ikonta from Jurgen, so am hoping that all will be well.
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Old 04-30-2008   #8
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Here are a few from a Super Ikonta IV with Tessar:



I repaired this camera for somebody who ended up giving it back to me as a gift! I've only put a few rolls through it but absolutely love it. Fantastic travelling camera.
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The alignment issue is 1 that applies to all folders, & the Super Ikontas have generally held up well in that department. Jurgen is a good guy in my experience (I had him repair an Agfa Super Isolette once, but have never bought anything directly from him).

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As to the alignment, I'm getting the Ikonta from Jurgen, so am hoping that all will be well.
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Yes, the Tessar on the IV rocks. My only real complaint is the well-known frame-spacing issue. FYI, in my experience, Kodak & Ilford films seem to be less affected than Fuji & other manufacturers (e.g., Efke) for some reason (thicker backing paper?).

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I've only put a few rolls through it but absolutely love it. Fantastic travelling camera.
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My only real complaint is the well-known frame-spacing issue.
Yep, mine sometimes puts the frames very close or just touching. For the last roll I tried winding a bit past the start mark before I closed the back and got perfect spacing. The bit of extra backing paper seems to do the trick. This was recommended to me by somebody else who owns one.
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Hi,

I've got a bunch in my fotopic galleries. Mine is an SI III with Novar lens. More than respectable stopped down a bit, and funky bokeh when used wide open. A good deal cheaper than the tessar equiped versions.
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"For the last roll I tried winding a bit past the start mark before I closed the back and got perfect spacing".

The best ideas are often the simplest - thanks for the "heads up"
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I've got PC Headland to thank for that tip.
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This must be 1 of those YMMV things. I've tried it, & while it helped a little, it wasn't enough to prevent slight overlapping on a few frames. I suppose it's possible my camera could use additional lubrication in the advance mechanism or something.

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Yep, mine sometimes puts the frames very close or just touching. For the last roll I tried winding a bit past the start mark before I closed the back and got perfect spacing. The bit of extra backing paper seems to do the trick. This was recommended to me by somebody else who owns one.
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I'm having a hard time finding much in the way of examples of the quality possible with a Super Ikonta III or IV. Does anyone have some shots they'd like to share?
This one was taken with an old Ikonta 520/2 with an uncoated 105/4.5 Tessar lens:
http://www.elekm.net/zeiss-ikon/american_club.html
Picture from Mike Elek's page: http://www.elekm.net/pages/cameras/ikonta520-2.htm

Once the picture is loaded in your browser, try to zoom to the maximum magnification and look at the sharpness in the corners of the frame

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