How It Works
Cleaning & Repairs
| The Ikonta Korner
Sometimes I feel the pull of Medium Format, kind of
like the tide during full moon. These are first rate cameras and the
beauty of these is they fold up real nice and small. You could even
put it in your pocket!
The Full Deal Having
never owned one of these folders before let alone take one
apart, I had some trepidations whether I was getting in over my
head by doing a full tear down cleaning. You know what, it is
easier than you think. See how easy it is to clean up an Ikonta
with a Prontor shutter.
Super-duper Ikonta Steep learning
curve here. Just when I thought I aced the Ikonta, the Super
Ikonta has the more challenging Synchro Compur shutter just to
put one in their place. Pay attention to the small details and
this one comes together very nicely as well.
Another day, another Super Ikonta
Seems there's no stopping it. I happened to stumble upon and
Ikonta that had the
more popular type of shutter mechanism, the Synchro Compur MX.
Off we go on yet another adventure.
Ikonta with Novar 75/4 lens (above), Super Ikonta with Tessar 75/3.5
lens (below), images 20x magnification
August 28, 2007