Posted on March 14, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

Look at the nice faux wood effect, typical of the 60’s! This camera was created in 1964, I’m talking about the Zeiss Ikon Ikomatic CF. Ikomatic was a series of compact, point & shot cameras from Zeiss Ikon (manufactured by Bilora), easy to carry around and with simple control. There were several models in commerce and the camera bodies were produced in 2 finishes, either black leather or wood grain, by using laminated synthetic material. The camera’s back was designed neatly, and consistently with the same design motif in using wood grain. It used a 126 film cartridge ,it had  a nice lever to advance film, cock shutter, and rotate flash cube for next shot. The shutter had two speeds, 1/30 sec with flash and 1/60 sec for daylight. The controls were simple and you could carry it everywhere. Nowadays the Zeiss Ikon Ikonomatic CF is a vintage piece but I still believe in the beauty of this saying.. “keep calm and use film!”.

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