Zeiss Ikon Symbolica - 35mm Film Vintage Camera with Case

Zeiss Ikon Symbolica - 35mm Film Vintage Camera with Case


This vintage 35mm camera from Zeiss Ikon is the Symbolica line. This camera has a Carl Zeiss Tessar 2.8/5.0 lens. The lens serial # is 3216605.

This camera comes complete with its leather case. It was made in West Germany in the early 1960s, Serial Z34400. The Symbolica is a fixed lens 35mm camera. It was Zeiss Ikon's user-friendly 35mm film camera that comes with a really reverse Galilean optical bright-frame viewfinder with parallax marks. Front lens element focusing is aided by symbols which are imprinted onto the front side of the lens barrel. The film advance lever is hidden in the camera back.

This particular model is in very good condition. It has a user-added rubber ring around the lens for ease of focusing. The addition of this rubber ring has perfectly preserved the symbols around the camera lens.

We haven't tested this camera for one big reason, it is loaded with vintage 35mm film! This camera was acquired from an estate sale. We have no idea as to what the subject matter of the film that is loaded in the camera - but the mystery film is all yours for the processing! Due to our desire to preserve this film, we didn't open the camera or test the shutter. We don't know if it works or the condition of the lens. It looks clear from the front. We've reduced the price to reflect the fact that we do not know if it works. This camera is being sold "as is."

Another great addition to this camera package is a .pdf of the original Symbolica manual from the 1960s. We can email this to you after your purchase.

We have not tested this camera with film. However, the shutter appears to work and the lens is clear. We are selling this "as-is" a decor/collectible piece only. We will not accept returns on this item unless it arrives in a more damaged condition than exhibited in our photos.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 9 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 3 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 3 weeks
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 3 weeks
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 1 - 3 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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Returns & Exchanges

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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