Saturday, September 1, 2012

Photos from the Zeiss-Ikon Ikoflex

And it's once again been a while since I updated. I've had a lot of work things to deal with so I've been lacking in both spare time and motivation, but things seem to have settled down for now.
One of the first things on my todo list was to try out the vintage camera I picked up a while back. It's a Zeiss-Ikon Ikoflex, I think it's an Ikoflex I but I'm not sure. They apparently both used the same model number for different cameras, and had multiple styles with the same model number. Regardless, it likely dates from 1939-1951 and the lever focus makes me think it's on the earlier side of that range.
The good news is it still works! I like that it takes 120 film instead of the 620 that my other vintage cameras take so I don't have to respool film for it. It's metal which makes it much sturdier as well, but it's also a lot heavier (while looking for Ikoflex info I came across a site that listed "Dimensions and weight: A brick", which is pretty accurate). I went to the local waterfront park, I use that a lot to try out new cameras since it's close by and has good lighting. I didn't spend a lot of time composing the pictures since I wasn't sure if it even worked, but a few came out kinda nice anyway.