|Ikonta 520, front view|
520IT with a f4.5 Novar and a Telma shutter,
520F with a F3.5 Novar and a Compur Rapid shutter and
520L with a f3.5 Tessar and Compur Rapid shutter.
The lens is a Novar which is a triplet and performs surprisingly well once stopped down to f/8 or smaller. Ikontas were also available with Tessars at a higher price and wider aperture Novars. The Novar on this camera is quite a slow lens with a maximum aperture of f/6.3. The focussing is front cell only, rather than the whole lens moving (giving not quite so good image quality) and the focussing scale is in feet indicating that the camera is an official import into the UK.
|Detail of rim-set shutter adjuster on Derval shutter|
|Ikonta 520, side view|
|Blues festival in Lincoln Arboretum|
|One of our many buskers in Lincoln - very young but quite accomplished|
|Lincoln Corn Exchange in the Cornhill|
|All three together, oldest on the left, newest on the right.|