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First Roll Through an 80 Year Old Camera - Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x9

 
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Dec 23, 2016 20:01 |  #1

I received a new (to me) camera the other day, an 80 year old Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x9. These cameras have a cult like status and are usually very expensive. I've wanted one for a long time, but they are just too pricey.

Last week I lucked out and grabbed one for a little over $100.00, they run upwards of$300.00 or more usually. Its in pristine condition and the shutter is very accurate.

Anyway, as with all my photo gear, I usually head out to the mountains for field testing. It was a nice warmer day, around 30 degrees, with very still air. I did some hiking and photography with my new Super Ikonta

Keep in mind, these were all taken my an 80 year old camera! The camera even has an uncoated lens. All shots were hand held so they could have been better if they were shot from a tripod.

Overall I am very pleased with this camera. It is simple to use, and by the looks of the first roll, is a real keeper. A pocketable 6x9 medium format camera! I think I might sell my RB67 as it is huge compared to the Zeiss Super Ikonta.

Anyway, enough talk. Here are the photos. For those interested, these were shot on Across 100 film rated at 50 ISO and developed in Pyrocat MC for 13 minutes.

I scanned in with a flat profile, then adjusted the contrast to my liking.


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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/PgiJ​TZ  (external link) Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 1 (external link) by Andrew Marjama (external link), on Flickr


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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/QuQK​VH  (external link) Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 2 (external link) by Andrew Marjama (external link), on Flickr


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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/PVZq​im  (external link) Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 3 (external link) by Andrew Marjama (external link), on Flickr


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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/QjE8​nD  (external link) Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 4 (external link) by Andrew Marjama (external link), on Flickr


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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Pgrd​vi  (external link) Zeiss Super Ikonta Test Roll 5 (external link) by Andrew Marjama (external link), on Flickr

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Dec 26, 2016 09:52 |  #2

Nice vintage look as well. Nice that you are making good use of a classic vintage camera.


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Dec 26, 2016 10:09 |  #3

Really nice,I'd be very excited to own that.


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Dec 26, 2016 12:55 |  #4

Is that near Estes Park? If so, I have photographed that fallen tree...




  
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Dec 26, 2016 16:23 |  #5

Excellent post and captures. Gotta love history.
It's been so long since I did anything with film/darkrooms, I have to ask how you got it developed.
Do you still have the equipment to do it yourself?


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Dec 26, 2016 19:27 |  #6

say_cheese wrote in post #18223851 (external link)
Nice vintage look as well. Nice that you are making good use of a classic vintage camera.

Thanks. It is so small and light, compared to my normal camera, a Zone VI 4x5, that it will go on all my hikes from now on.


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Dec 26, 2016 19:29 |  #7

PNPhotography wrote in post #18223861 (external link)
Really nice,I'd be very excited to own that.

Oh I am! I've wanted one for a long time, and getting this one, in pristine condition for $100.00, it feels like I stole it! :)

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Dec 26, 2016 19:32 |  #8

rxjohn wrote in post #18223972 (external link)
Is that near Estes Park? If so, I have photographed that fallen tree...

Yes, it is in the Beaver Meadows area of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The tree is one of my regulars I photograph with different cameras.

Here's one taken on a windy winter's morning using an RB67 and Velvia 50.

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Dec 26, 2016 19:38 as a reply to  @ grizzerbear's post |  #9

Thank you.

I develop all my own film, B&W, color negative and color slide film. I have a harrison dark tent I load daylight tanks in, then I just develop the film in my bathroom.

I also have a full darkroom set up at my shop with two enlargers, one an Omega D6XL 4x5. I bought everything for $200.00.


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