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Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex I (Coffee Can/Original)

When the Ikoflex was first introduced in 1934 it was simply the Ikoflex. In 1936 the Ikoflex II was introduced, and this became the Ikoflex I. Collectors often refer to it as the Coffee Can or Original Ikoflex. It carried the Zeiss product code 850/16, and was able to use both 120 and 620 film. The focus was by lever under the front of the lens. It has a very Art Deco design. Early examples have an Art Deco design on the top, while later models are leather covered. The camera was available with Novar lenses in 4.5 and 6.3, mounted in either Klio, Derval or Compur Rpaid shutters.

The later version hood on the Ikoflex.