Mess-Ikonta 524/2

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The 524/2 is a folding camera in the Ikonta line, 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 III 21/4 x 31/4 and as the Ikonta M 6x9.

By adding an uncoupled rangefinder Zeiss Ikon closed the gap between the viewfinder equiped Ikontas and the coupled rangefinder equiped Super-Ikontas.


Specifications

  • Production period : 1951 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 shutter
    Novar 3.5/105 mm lens in a Prontor-S shutter
    Tessar 3.5/105 mm lens in a Synchro-Compur shutter
  • Filter Size : ?
  • Flash synchronisation : Socket on shutter, X-synchronisation, Synchro-Compur also M-synchronisation
  • Selftimer : Yes
  • Lighmeter system : none
  • Double exposure prevention : Yes
  • Rangefinder : Uncoupled
  • Color Finish : Black with chrome topcover and ornaments
  • Color Leatherette : Black
  • Dimensions WxHxD (folded) : 165x100x45 mm
  • Weight: 850 grams



Bibliography

  • 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 6