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Zeiss Ikon - Ikonta 521/16 (1938 - 1953)

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Ikonta 521/16 with lens Novar-anastigmat - 1:3,5 f=75mm and shutter Prontor-S
(1949-1953)

The Ikonta 521/16 is an improved version of the 520/16 model which is decommissioned.

This version provides some imporvement such as a new  shutter release coupled to a double-exposure prevention mechanism.

Along the years, this camera was proposed with different combinaisons of lens/shutter:

bullet Pre-WW2 cameras, produced from 1938 to 1939.

Lens Novar 1:3,5 f=75 mm and shutter Klio
Lens Novar 1:4,5 f=75 mm and shutter Klio
Lens Tessar 1:3,5 f=75 mm and shutter Compur
Lens Xenar  1:3,5 f=75 mm and shutter Compur

bullet Cameras produced from 1940 to 1948.

Lens Novar 1:3,5 f=75 mm and shutter Compur
Lens Novar 1:4,5 f=75 mm and shutter Klio
Lens Tessar 1:3,5 f=75 mm and shutter Compur-Rapid

bullet Cameras produced from 1949 to 1953.
Starting from 1949, lens have been coated and the trigger is synchronized with flash.

Lens Novar 1:3,5 f=75 mm and shutter Prontor-S
Lens Novar 1:4,5 f=75 mm and shutter Prontor-S
Lens Tessar 1:3,5 f=75 mm and shutter Compur-Rapid

As usual with the cameras produced by this manufacturer, the quality is much better than many of its challengers.

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