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REVIEW: Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-05-14


Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16

Made between 1952-56


Specs:


Lens: Zeiss - Opton Tessar 75mm f/3.5
Aperture: f/3.5 - f/16
10 bladed aperure
Shutter: Prontor SV
1/300 sec to 1 sec plus a Bulb setting

Takes standard 120 film
You get 12 6x6 images per roll
Automatic film advance stop
Double-exposure prevention


Image quality

This lens is bearing the famous red T that Zeiss best lenses do.
But is it that good that one expect?

Analogue B&W film
It has really good center sharpness even wide open
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16
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 f/3.5f/8 - f/16

  f/3.5
Corner Sharpness

Cornes sharness is also very good.
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16

Bokeh
Really nice!
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16


Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex
                            Ia 854/16

Macro Accessory
Also got this camera with macro accessory

Can't see any loss in image quality
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16

Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16

Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex Ia 854/16


Build quality

All metal and build like a tank.


Conclusion

Just a great camera at all points!
Great image quality and built like a tank.

I don't like that the shutter button is located on the top which makes a bit fiddly to screw in a shutter release.
And the viewfinder have no focus help at all which I suppose was not that uncommon in the 50s.

Thumbs up:
Really good image quality
Build quality

Thumbs down:
Shutter button location
Viewfinder have no focus help



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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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