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First shots with Super Ikonta 530 A
Old 06-04-2007   #1
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First shots with Super Ikonta 530 A


As I posted in the other thread, I cleaned my grandpa's Super Ikonta 530. I put some film and shot 12 pictures.

These are the first photos shot by that camera since 40-something years.

I used PORTRA 160 NC.

I prefered to keep diaphragm at 8, so I changed speed.

The film was developed in a commercial lab, and negatives were scanned with no further digital manipulation.

You can find them here:


My first impression is that the camera is superb !!! No light filtrations, and the dust in the pictures is more than acceptable, considering its age.

I'm not sure if the camera per-se lacks of contrast (something with these 1934 lenses?) or it's ME actually doing a very poor mettering work ...

There's one of my wife where the colors look pretty cool !!!

I'll appreciate your feedback.

Kind regards.

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