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Zeiss Ikon IKOFLEX I Original “Coffee Can” Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera 1934


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This functioning Zeiss Ikon camera is a real collector’s piece. The first TLR that Zeiss produced, its art deco design resembled a German coffee can from the trenches of the First World War, hence the nickname.

Its shutter, focussing and aperture adjustments of this camera all work. The viewing screen has fogged a bit with age, but it is still possible to see through it and that does not affect the functionality of this rare camera. This camera is in a well used condition; it is 85 years old after all!

Made between 1934 and 1936, this is a Zeiss Ikon I (version2) “Coffee Can” Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex film Camera. It can take both 120 and 620 film with an image negative size of 60mm x 60mm. It has a Nova Anasitgmat 80mm lens with an iris aperture f/4.5-f/22. The variable focal length range of 3.6ft to infinity. (Note, my hand was closer that 3.6 ft in the gallery image, hence not in focus.)

The only difference between the Ikon I versions 1 and 2 is the shape of the top cover plate. The version 1 had a stepped pyramid shape and the version 2 was covered with the same leather as the rest of the camera body.

The self-cocking  (single action) leaf shutter has  T and B modes, plus 1/25, 1/50 and 1/100th second.

Measuring 95 x 198 x 95 mm with the viewfinder open and 95 x 140 x 95 mm with them closed. It weighs approximately 1070 g.

You can collect this in person, or select the option for insured tracked post.

This would make a superb Christmas present for a photographer or collector. It is also available with a 1 hour familiarisation lesson.

Weight 1500 kg

Collect In Person, Insured Post, Collect with 1 hour lesson


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