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1937-39 Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex II model 851/16 twin lens reflex camera

 with uncoated f3.5 Tessar lens and Compur Rapid shutter


Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex with f3.5 Tessar lens



"The Ikoflex range was arguably the only range of rollfilm TLR's engineered and manufactured to similarly high standards to those of Rollei."

 Ivor Mantanle AP 29/10/05
















Ikoflex II 851/16

The original Ikoflex I and II were launched simultaneously  in 1936-7 to replace the original 1934 'Coffeecan' version.
The year-younger model II - very similar to the I - is somewhat improved.  A considerably better shutter/lens, and the oval Art Deco lens surround has changed from black to chrome.
Taking lens is Tessar or Triotar 75mm f3.5.  Shutter is Compur-Rapid 1-1/500.  Lever focus in 1937, knob focus (this one) after '37.

Ivor Matanle's article showing all the Ikoflex models here


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