Ikonta 523/2

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The 523/2 is a member in the long Ikonta line of a folding cameras, produced by the German company Zeiss Ikon.
It takes 8 images size 6x9 cm on 120 type rollfilm and comes equipped with a variety of lenses and shutters.

It was also sold as the Ikonta II 21/4 x 31/4 and as the Ikonta IIC.

It is the follow up of the Ikonta 521/2. Now with a topcover instead of a folding viewfinder.


  • Production period : 1952 to 1953
  • Format : 6 x 9 cm on 120 type rollfilm
  • Known Lens/Shutter combinations :
    Novar 4.5/105 mm lens in a Prontor-S or Prontor-SV shutter
    Novar 3.5/105 mm lens in a Prontor-S or Prontor-SV shutter
    Tessar 3.5/105 mm lens in a Synchro-Compur shutter
  • Filter Size : ?
  • Flash synchronisation : Socket on shutter, X-synchronisation. Prontor-SV and Synchro-Compur also M-synchronisation
  • Lighmeter system : none
  • Double exposure prevention : Yes
  • Color Finish : Black with chrome topcover and ornaments
  • Color Leatherette : Black
  • Dimensions WxHxD (folded) : 165x100x45 mm
  • Weight: 850 grams


  • Bernd K.Otto, Article "Die Entwicklung der Ikonta/Super Ikonta (2)" in the German magazine Photo Deal Nr.47 IV/2004
  • Zeiss Ikon brochure "Erfüllbare Wünschträume - Zeiss Ikon Cameras" from 1953, page 5