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Zeiss Ikon Simplex 511/2

Although it was an inexpensive folding camera, the Simplex is quite a striking camera. Molded in dark brown bakelite, it has a distinctive art deco style which make it one of the more sought after and expensive of the Zeiss non-rangefinder folding rollfilm cameras today.

The camera is a self errecting design for 6x9 on 120 film. It is fitted with a 105/6.3 Nettar lens in either a Telma or Derval shutter.

The Simplex with Telma shutter.

View from the back.