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Ohboyits7

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Hello, IAM new I just join.I have a question about a vintage camera I came across what model,age ete IAM thinking about buying it to get into film type of cameras
I just don't know about it.
Camera is a Zeiss ikon I think it's a TLR 120 film?
Any help
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G'day mate

Firstly - WELCOME to the photo forum - you'll find us an interesting mob of fellow enthusiasts :)

The camera above certaily is a Twin-Lens Reflex 'TLR' from many years ago, and to my knowledge they all used 120 sized film ~ giving 12 exposures of 6cm x 6cm in size on that film. Later cameras used the 220 film size, but I do not think this would be one of those models

Suggestions - before buying -any- old equipment, open the back of the camera and fire the shutter 30 - 40 times at varying speeds to confirm that it is working okay. Then set the camera to "B" and with the shutter held 'open', rotate the aperture ring to ensure that the aperture mechanism is working cleanly

It is quite likely that after some years of sitting on a shelf that the lubricants inside have dried out and maybe could have glued up the works :(

Hope this helps
Phil
 

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Looks to be a Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex-


Looks like the one above.

Unless you have experience with film cameras, and really want to get into Medium Format- it would be easier to start with a 35mm camera with some automation. OR- if the camera is at a "give-away-price", always worth picking up even for a trade or to sell if it is not for you.

An Example-

 

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Hi
I think this is a Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex 1c, from 1956 - 1960, with a built-in exposure meter - a very nice highly regarded camera. t
They sell for about £60 - £80 with the Novar lens, more for the models with the Tessar.
I think it is the perfect camera to start film shooting, as long as the shutter is working and if the built-in meter is not you will need an exposure meter, but yours looks in great condition.
There are video instructions on Youtube - see

and an instruction manual here:

Brian P
 

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It could be an IKOFLEX FAVORIT the most expensive model IKOFLEX.
 
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