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Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex III/II (852/16)

The Ikoflex III (852/16) was introduced in 1938, but was demoted to become the Ikoflex II in 1939 with the introduction of the newer model of Ikoflex III (853/16). It was similar to the later version of the Ikolex II (851/16), except that the front of the lensboard extended out to the front of the lenses, and there were small windows in the top of the lensboard displaying the shutter speed and aperture values set, allowing theat information to easily seen while aiming the camera at the subject. The controls for the aperture and shutter speed were levers located conveniently underneath the taking lens.

It was discontinued in the 1940's as Germany started allocating more resources for war and material to build cameras became scarce.