The first model was the Super Ikonta B 530/16, introduced in 1935. It has separate viewfinder and rangefinder windows, and was usually fitted with an 80/2.8 Tessar in Compur Rapid shutter, although it can occasionally be found with a 80/3.5 Tessar.
A version of the Super Ikonta B marked "Super Six" was sold in 1936, with the European tripod thread and marked only in meters. It is uncommon today.
In 1937 the Super Ikonta B 530/16 was replaced by the 532/16. The big improvement was a combined rangefinder and viewfinder. It was only available with the 80/2.8 Tessar. The shutter was Compur Rapid until 1951, when the shutter was changed to Synchro-Compur. In 1948 the black enameled lens standard was replaced with chrome. The camera was discontinued in 1956.
The Super Ikonta BX 533/16 was also introduced in 1937. It is essentially the same as the 532/16, but with a selenium exposure meter similar to that used on the Contax III mounted on the top, and with a chrome finished lens standard.. In 1952 the size of the meter was reduced, and the shutter was changed to Synchro-Compur. The camera was discontinued in 1957.
The Later style 533/16.
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