Ikonta 521/16

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The 521/16 is a folding camera in the Ikonta line, produced by the German company Zeiss Ikon.
It makes 12 size 6x6 cm images on 120 type rollfilm and comes equipped with a variety of lenses and shutters.

Specifications

  • Production period : 1938 to 1951
  • Format : 6 x 6 cm on 120 type rollfilm
  • Known Lens/Shutter combinations (prewar):
    Novar 4.5/7.5 cm lens in a Klio shutter
    Novar 3.5/7.5 cm lens in a Compur shutter
    Tessar 3.5/7.5 cm lens in a Compur-Rapid shutter
  • Known Lens/Shutter combinations (postwar):
    Novar 4.5/75 mm lens in a Prontor-S shutter
    Novar 3.5/75 mm in a Prontor-S shutter
    Schneider Xenar 3.5/75 mm lens in a Compur-Rapid shutter
    Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 3.5/7,5 cm lens in a Compur-Rapid shutter
    Zeiss-Opton Tessar 3.5/75 mm lens in a Compur-Rapid shutter
  • Filter Sizes :
    35.5 mm screw-on.
    32 mm slip-in (should have 3 slots to accomodate for lens ring set-screws)
  • Flash synchronisation (only postwar) : Socket on shutter, X-synchronisation
  • Lighmeter system : none
  • Double exposure prevention : Yes
  • Color Finish : Black with chrome ornaments
  • Color Leatherette : Black
  • Dimensions WxDxH (folded) : 135x45x78 mm
  • Weight: 540 grams



Bibliography

  • Bernd K.Otto, Article "Die Entwicklung der Ikonta/Super Ikonta (1)" in the German magazine Photo Deal Nr.46 III/2004
  • Bernd K.Otto, Article "Die Entwicklung der Ikonta/Super Ikonta (2)" in the German magazine Photo Deal Nr.47 IV/2004
  • Zeiss Ikon brochure, W5214 Holl.15000 350 O/1096, 1950, Dutch, page 3