The technical stuff:
Camera type: Folding Bellows Medium Format 6cm x 6cm on
120 roll film
Lens Type: Zeiss Novar 75mm f4.5
Shutter Type: Pronto 4 speed + B 25,50,100,200
Finally I have a Zeiss Ikon camera, at the third attempt,
the previous two were non runners.
This is, of course, a medium format folder which is
fundamentally in excellent condition. However, the paintwork has chipped
off almost all of the alluminium surfaces. The lens assembly is superb
with a smooth action and crystal clear glassware, the bellows seem fine
and the interior is spotless. I am very much looking forward to putting
some film through this but I will wait for the spring because I want to do
justice to this legendary camera.
Justice has been served
and the verdict is...guilty of producing some fine images. This is the
first M/F folder I have used which reminds me to cock the shutter because
the lever is in sight of the viewfinder when it's not cocked. I wasted 2
shots using the Foinix for this because once you've pressed the trigger
the only way to fire it again is to wind on. This was a really super
camera to use, light and smooth with a nice clear viewfinder.