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At 11:31 AM 3/11/97 -0500, Bob R wrote: >I own a splendid Ikophot, white model in a brown case, including gold chain, >with incident light insert, and with every readout still around. I wouldn't >sell it for no $10. I wouldn't sell it for $100. I use it with my Nikon F for >B&W work. I believe it dates to the late 50's or early 60's. My brother >bought it in Germany for use with his Rollei. It has Zeiss Ikon embossed on >the outside and inside cover of the case in gold. It is very sensitive and so >accurate that I check my in-camera meters against it. I replaced the gold >chain with a sturdy neck cord. It has an adjustment screw in back which I >never had to use. It's light and very handy. I think the case is made of real >leather. Need I say more? Well, it IS an excellent meter. However Bob R values his own -- and an owner is free, of course, to set his own price on his own gear -- these sell all the time, working, at camera shows for $10 or $15. I believe I paid $5 for mine. These do, of course, date from the 1950's and were marketed into the 1960's. And the Ikophot line have been covered in some detail in Kuc's Contax-Geschichte and in his new book, in an article in the ZEISS HISTORICA JOURNAL, and, of course, in that sterling work, Barringer and (ah-HEM) Small, THE ZEISS COMPENDIUM. Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!