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REVIEW: Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-02-15


Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16



Specs:


Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar 75mm f/3,5
Aperture: f/3,5 - f/22
5 bladed aperure
Shutter: Compur
1/500 sec to 1 sec plus a Bulb setting

Takes standard 120 film
6x6 images format
Automatic film advance stop
Double-exposure prevention
Rangefinder in the viewfinder
Light meter


Image quality

You expect quality when you see a Zeiss lens but do this live up to its reputation?

f/3,5
Not that bad at all wide open!
Little soft but it don't have any problems with corner sharpness that many of similar lenses have.
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                            Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16
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  f/4
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16
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f/16
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta
                            534/16
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f/22

Truly amazing lens!
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16
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Bokeh / Flare
All thumbs up!
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16
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Build quality

All metal body and it have a really good quality.


Conclusion

What a amazing camera!!
The range finder works great and to my surprise so did the light meter.

The one thing that im not a big fan of is how you operate the aperture and shutter speed.
There linked together and if you change the shutter speed the aperture change with it.
So you don´t change the “EV” (how much the film will be exposed)
To only change the aperture you must press the lever out a bit and then turn.

But do I recommend this camera?
YES if you see one take it and run as fast as you can :)

Thumbs up:
Great image quality
Easy to use
Light weight (for a medium format)
Built in light meter that I find quite accurate

Thumbs down:
The only real thumbs down I can give this camera is the 5 bladed aperture.
The linked shutter and aperture is a thumb down for me but don´t mean that you don´t like it that way.



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Technical Info
Scanner: Epson V700
Film: Kodak Tmax 100
Developer: Kodak D76
And I used a tripod for all the images.

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Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16


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