The first model of Super Ikonta A was the 530. It is usually found with a 70/3.5 Tessar. All versions of the Super Ikonta A have a rotating wedge rangefinder with the rangefinder wedge located on an arm attached on a pivot to the lens board. The arm folds for storage. The lenses are uncoated, and the camera lacks a body release, double exposure prevention and flash synch.
In 1937 the model number is changed to 531. The camera now has a body release which has double exposure prevention. The finder is now an Albada finder. Lenses are usually 75/3.5 Tessar, but some were sold with Novar lenses, and in 1948 only they were sold with Schneider Xenar lenses. Postwar cameras have coated lenses.
About 1950 the finish of the top plate was changed to satin chrome. Flash synch was available on the Compur-Rapid, X synch until 1952, then MX synch. The latest version has the Synchro Compur shutter. The camera was discontinued in 1956.
The Super Ikonta 530
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