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Adapted 1960s Zeiss Ikonta Lens w/ Samples


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I bought this broken Super Ikonta camera in an antique store in Penang island, Malaysia.

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I refurbished the fungus-pitted lens by hand using chrome metal polish and, critically, finishing with a final dry-polishing done with carbon particles (ash from cotton or cigarette). It took about 4 hours of hand polishing for just one side of a damaged lens. In this case, only one element required refurbishing.


Finally the lens shutter is 'jammed' open and the whole thing is adapted to X mount using a 100ml Brasso tin:


The result is somewhat useful but I have to go very slowly and manually:


The lens has a very nice character. Thanks for reading,







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