Looks like you have the grand dame of medium format folders. The Super Ikonta BX is steeped in prewar heritage, craftsmanship and post-war politics. After the war, Zeiss-Ikon's only major factory that was notunder Soviet occupation was the factory in Stuttgart. So, with what tooling survived, the Ikontas and Nettars were the first cameras to resume production in the Western Zone.
You may want to have the beomoth serviced before using it, if any of the focusing or film advance mecahisms seem tight or sluggish.
Speaking of the film advance, it has 40 some odd moving parts. To set the first frame, advance the film until the number one appears in the ruby window. Set the film counter to 1 and the film advance will stop automatically for the remaining 11 frames. Do not play with the frame counter when there is no film loaded.
A dim viewfinder is the norm.
All in all, it's the perfect camera for a blustery winter day. All that finely machined aluminum and brass gearing weighs enough to resist even a gale force wind.
- Andrew in Austin, Texas -
35mm Gear Bessa R, Leica II, - IIIf RD/ST, - IIIg, - M3
Medium Format Fuji GW 690III / Minolta Autocord
MF Folders Agfa Record III and Super Isolette / Voigtlander Perkeo II and Bessa II
Digital a D300 with a some primes
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Last edited by Solinar : 01-11-2005 at 10:03.