Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta III (531/16) Pre-Series

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  • Manufacturer: Zeiss Ikon
  • Serial Number: V21
  • Condition: MINT-
  • Production year: 1953
  • Production Code: 531/16
  • SKU: 2108044
Offered is a very rare hardly offered example of the Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta III.

Product Description


Offered is a very rare hardly offered example of the Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta III. The Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta III (model 531/16) came on the market in 1953 as a successor of the Super Ikonta II (model 533/16). The offered camera is equipped with a 75mm f3.5 Novar-Anastigmat lens in a Prontor SVS shutter which was only produced for about 1.5 years.

The rarity of the camera is the serial number: V21. Normally Zeiss used the V numbers for test lenses (Versuchsobjektive). However some cameras were also engraved with a V or VK number and were also test cameras.

This camera probably comes from a Versuchs series or pre-production as well, before the final series came on the market.

Compared to the production series there are some changes:

- A raised winding button
- A raised shutter release button
- Accessory shoe with number
- Lack of a camera number in the leather

In specific the place of the serial number (and of course the number) is interesting. Normally the number is stamped into the camera leather and consists of a letter followed by (usually) five numbers.

Technically the camera is in perfect condition. Speeding times are accurate. Finder is bright and clear. Cosmetically the camera is in very nice condition. Some small signs of use. No dings or dents. Some small signs on the chrome finish, leather and paint.

This camera is an absolute rarity and should belong in a nice Zeiss Ikon collection. Don't wait too long.

The left camera on the last picture shows a regular production camera with the standard features.

Please note that that left camera the last picture is not included in the sale.