Ikophot - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Ikophot

1939

First Model

Zeiss-Ikon A. G.

Dresden

Germany

Image of Ikophot

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 6 - 30 DIN, 17 - 41 Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 1m. Aperture: f1.5 - f22.

Attributes:
Table for 20 - 41 Scheiner, 16 - 34 American Scheiner, 5 - 640 Weston. Dual range with baffle in front of cell.

With:
Instructions. Leather case.

Code Names:
1328/1

Ikophot

Early post-war Model

c. 1953

Zeiss-Ikon

Stuttgart

West Germany

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 3 - 800 ASA. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 60s, cine mark at 1/30. Aperture: f1.5 - f22.

Attributes:
Table for DIN and Scheiner conversion.

Identification:
Black plastic housing.

With:
Incident light diffuser. Leather case.

Ikophot

Image of Ikophot

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 9 - 30 DIN, 3 - 800 ASA. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 60s, cine mark at 1/30. Aperture: f1.5 - f22.

Attributes:
Table for DIN, ASA and Scheiner conversion. Filter factors 2x - 8x.

Identification:
Cream housing, no EV scale, filter factors.

With:
Incident light diffuser. Leather case.

Ikophot

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 9 - 30 DIN, 3 - 800 ASA. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 60s, cine mark at 1/30. Aperture: f1.5 - f22. Exposure Value (EV): 2 - 18.

Attributes:
Table for DIN, ASA and Scheiner conversion. Filter factors 2x - 8x.

Identification:
Cream housing, EV scale, filter factors.

With:
Incident light diffuser. Leather case.

Ikophot Rapid

1956

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 12 - 33 DIN, 5 - 1600 ASA. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 60s, cine mark at 1/30. Aperture: f1.5 - f22. Exposure Value (EV): 2 - 18.

Attributes:
Table for DIN and Scheiner conversion.

With:
Incident light diffuser. Leather case.

Code Names:
1329C

Ikophot Rapid

1956

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 9 - 33 DIN, - 1600 ASA. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 60s, 8 - 64 f.p.s. Aperture: f1.4 - f22. Exposure Value (EV): 2 - 18.

Attributes:
Table for 17 - 38 Scheiner, 6 - 27 DIN. Dual range with baffle in front of cell.

With:
Incident light diffuser. Leather case.

Code Names:
1329C

The post-war version proved very popular and was made for several years. Variations of the dial layout exist and early post-war models were made in black plastic rather than the later cream. The cine speeds were added around 1957, prior to this only an index at 16 f.p.s. was shown.

On pre-war models as the reading is taken a dial is turned to align a mark with the meter needle, the shutter speed and aperture pairs can then be read. The meter has a cover over the cell that hinges down for low light levels. There are two corresponding scales on the dial.

On early post-war models the meter needle moves over a dial scaled 1 -16, that value is transferred to the calculator where the shutter speed and aperture pairs can be read.

The Ikophot Rapid uses a match needle system where a dial is turned until an index arm lines up to the needle. The shutter speed and aperture pairs can then be read.

References & Notes:
BJA 1955, p. 605. BJA 1956, p. 591. BJA 1957, p. 205. BJA 1958, p. 193.

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