Originally Posted by bwlover
My problem with the Zeiss ZM is the viewfinder, It has some yellowish color at the bottom (see the pic)
It has the most brightest and biggest viewfinder that i appreciated very much except the yellow thing !!!
Has anyone had this problem before ?
Looks like viewfinder separation. I've seen this in Leicas before, and it's possible heat or something else made adhesives that keep the assembly together leak into the visible area a bit and cause staining. Should be possible for a camera tech or Zeiss to fix, especially if it's in warranty.
Now, on to me: I got a nice Used Ikon for a sharp price, but found that the rangefinder is entirely off. Horizontally, it is severely offset at infinity, and the first roll I ran through it definitely showed focus being off when the rangefinder said it should be spot on. I've looked around the Bay Area and made countless visits and calls but nobody here seems to be willing or able to fix it. I'm sending it off to Steve's in LA today... Hope to have it back before the 14th. Fingers crossed.*
* I sent a message to Zeiss, too, who indicated that I could ship it to them and they'd ship it on to Germany or Japan, and the whole process would take 6-8 weeks.