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Zeiss Super Ikonta III - First Test

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by deirdre, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. deirdre

    deirdre Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    One of the things I needed to test on this camera was focus, but it turns out that focus is nothing without something approaching correct exposure.

    I think the shutter's running slow, because I've used my iPhone's light meter app with two other film cameras and gotten far closer to correct exposure, usually nailing it. The photo below is probably three stops corrected. It's at least two. It was black & white negative film and that's usually a bit more forgiving.

    View attachment 33942

    This is too long an exposure to expect a great shot.

    I suppose what I need to do is a series of tests, but I'm not sure quite how to approach the subject scientifically with a couple of rolls of film.
  2. Guti

    Guti New Member

    Apr 30, 2011
    To vague to be commented . . . !!!
    What are those spots ?
  3. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I had to Google Zeiss Super Ikonta III just to understand the subject, lol.

    Interesting. Would love to hear more, as you play with the camera.
  4. images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTvuBXHMFAyDyIsXBCEr8BtF7DG28WZjHnzPK_nnBDDoKJaZ5ns.jpg
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  5. deirdre

    deirdre Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    Andy is that one now yours? :) 
  6. He he, no, I just pulled an image off the web so peeps can see what the camera looks like.
  7. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I once briefly had Super Ikonta C.
    OMG the negs were huge and printed nicely!

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