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Zeiss folding cameras

Discussion in 'Other Brands & Accessories' started by Dorset_Mike, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    I have 3 of these ranging from a 6x6 Nettar to a Super Ikonta 531/2, looking on Eba,y prices range from about £25 for the Nettar, 4.5 Novar, to upwards from £200 for the Super Ikonta (3.5 Tessar, range finder, 8 or 16 on 120). do they still sell or are many of them just relisted ad infinitum? Not that I'm short of cash, but short on space.
  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    You'll never sell them, just send them to me, I'll pay the postage...

    I think they do sell, check the sold listings for prices and whether the camera sold.

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  3. markallanwainwright

    markallanwainwright New Member

    Steveandthedogs. My neighbour was clearing out some "junk" and came across a couple of old cameras and asked me if I wanted them? I know nothing about these cameras from the 30's or 40's but read Dorset Mike's post and your reply and wondered if you might be interested.is acquiring these cameras.
    I can't be 100% sure of the model names but one I think is Zeiss Ikon Compur, It looks as though it's not even been out its case for decades and could do with a good clean and service, very similar to this on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KODAK-ZEI...838871?hash=item2a86d69f57:g:BcQAAOSwXetZW9p4
    The other is Kodak folding Brownie six-20 and looks to be in good condition but I don't know how to test it.
    If you (or anyone else you know) might be interested in both these cameras I'm happy for them to go to a good home for a cheap price, I can't be bothered with ebay and would rather they went to a member here rather than someone buying it to sell on for a profit.
  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I'd be very happy, but we would get a smacked wrist, 'cos selling through the site isn't allowed!

    Why not have a go yourself? The Kodak 620 would be a bit problematic, the film it needs is sort-of-available, but would need re-winding onto a differently sized spool. The Zeiss should take easily available 120 size film and it's a great introduction to using film. There are plenty of people here who would be delighted to help [and know a damn sight more than I do] and there are videos on youtube covering loading, using and even developing if you fancy trying it yourself.

    Go on, you know you want to!

  5. markallanwainwright

    markallanwainwright New Member

    Oh, sorry. That's why I couldn't find a "for sale" section. Is there a "give away" section, I really don't need those cameras and would like to see someone get some use out of them.
  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    What about charity shops? They seem to have a better understanding of camera values these days, esp. the British Heart Foundation and Oxfam.
    I would love to say "send them to me", but I am starting to get too many as it is and more would be greedy!
    Check which model of the Ikon it is, the Super Ikontas can go for £250, though most models seem to be around £25-£50 mark. If you are happy to give them away, then charities would make the best use of their worth.

  7. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I've copy and pasted your post, Mike, to friend (on Facebook :eek: :eek: ) , in England who "might" be interested in your folding Zeiss cameras :)


  8. markallanwainwright

    markallanwainwright New Member

    I had mine on ebay for 3 weeks and didn't get a sniff, ended up giving them away.
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  9. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    I remember a guy that used nothing else but these cameras, it was a long time ago but his images were really good.

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