I have an old (1930's) Zeiss Ikon camera, which I inherited from my father.
It has a bit of a story, my father and 4 other POW's bought the camera from a German POW guard for 150 cigarettes (which they got from Red Cross parcels) near the end of the war. The 5 POW's then drew cards to see who actually got to keep the camera, and my father drew high card (he said it was the only thing he ever won!) So the camera cost him 30 cigarettes.
I remember him using this camera to take family snaps when I was a child, and seeing the sometimes blurred small black and white photos which were in the family album.
In memory of my father I would like to shoot a roll of black and white film with this camera this Christmas, when all the family is together. I believe it uses 120 roll film. Does anyone know? It says '2 1/4" x 3 1/4" ' inside, so I presume this is the negative size. What film should I buy? Can I still get film for this camera?
The camera appears to be in working order, the control works (f6.3 to f22) and so does the control (1/25 to 1/125 sec). The opens and closes OK.
The bellows appears to be tight, so I see no reason why it shouldn't work. I will get a reading from my D300 and apply the settings.