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Old 03-13-2007   #81
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#34: ZI Limited Edition+ 35 Summicron ASPH
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Another ZIhere and 25, 35 and 50 planar. Awaiting the new 85 sonnar too.
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Old 03-13-2007   #83
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Silver ZI Limited Edition #651, ZM 21/2.8 Biogon, otherwise Rollei Sonnar 40mm or Leica glass, anxiously awaiting reports of ZM Sonnar 85mm. Sold M7 as I so preferred the ZI.
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This week marks my one year aniversary with the Silver ZI. Have also added a 25, 28 and 50 Sonnar.

Like the ZI so much I've been thinking about selling my black M6 .85. Anybody interested?

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Old 03-13-2007   #86
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I have a black ZI, the ZI grip, a ZM 50/2 Planar and the ZM 35/2 Biogon. My 85/2 is a silver Jupiter 3 from Fedka with a CV 28/90 adapter.

For folks with spectacles, the ZI viewfinder is tops.
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Old 03-22-2007   #87
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Me too!

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I got my gorgeous silver ZI a short while ago - with the the Planar 2/50 and CV 5,6/12 hoping to get a 28 or 25 real soon (but; can I decide???)
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Old 03-22-2007   #89
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I've had my silver Special Edition #010 for about two years now. Really enjoy the ease of loading and the finder compared to my Barnacks and Ms. Have 2 ZI lenses, the 50 f2 and the 35 f2. Would like to have the 85 but it is way outside of my budget.

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I think canon sells 42 camera`s in every second in every country in the world
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I think canon sells 42 camera`s in every second in every country in the world
so?


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Old 03-22-2007   #93
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It is sad.
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sad?
how so?

it's a more exclusive club than even leica!

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Old 03-22-2007   #95
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I'm tardy as well........... Black ZI with 28/2 40/1.4/ 50/1.5
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fourty four!!

maybe we'll hit 50 by summer.

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The prices are out on the two new lenses.
The 18mm will sell for $1324 and the 21mm F4.5 will sell for $1161.
Just thought you might want to know.
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Old 03-23-2007   #100
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Forty-five, I suppose. Silver ZI, silver 50mm Summicron Dual-Range, engraved, no eyes, rear shroud machined off (by me) to fit the Ikon
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Old 03-31-2007   #101
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#46. I got mine on Monday along with planar 50/2 & B+W yellow-green filter.
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Old 03-31-2007   #102
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welcome guys!!

i love to see more zi owners.

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Old 04-02-2007   #103
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#47! Well, actually it's on it's way... I ordered the ZI body and a 25mm Biogon from Germany. I should have them in 1-2 weeks. It's a LE body, but I don't know about the serial (don't care). The body is a Photokina sample, throughly checked and with warranty. I just can't wait!
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Old 04-02-2007   #104
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wonderful lens that 25!!

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#48.

Awaiting the lab results from my first couple of excursions with my ZI and 50mm Planar. These are some beautiful instruments.
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welcome to the forum.

only 2 more and we hit 50!

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Im in. Im in .. with a black one and a 'cron 35mm pre-ASPH.and I think getting a sonnar soon.
Im delightened having this camera, as tough as my M6.view finder is incredible!
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Old 04-03-2007   #108
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Sadly I can´t join in now but I´ve a great Idea for the ZI club :-D

zeiss blue and much cooler than a Baseball cap! (if you guys are going to do this I´ll sell everything and join ZI club too!)

be proud of the DOT! (thou he´s wearing Leica on his nose he´s probably just using the lenses :-D )
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The 25 or the 28 (or the 21!)
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The 25 or the 28 (or the 21!)

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Silver with the 28 mm. Still lusting in my heart for the 25/2.8.

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I just read this whole thread, and I see that Charlie you did get the 25 that you wanted.

I am about to place an order for a ZI and I was going to get the 28 mainly because of the match to the finder. So I wanted to ask, now that you have both lenses, if you let's say... had to go on a month-long trip to "wherever" and could only bring one lens... (the 25 or 28), which would you take??????

I do already have the 25/2.8 in theory, but it's a ZF so in a way it doesn't count. But it does count. Does it count?
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BLK body and SLVR lens...
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BLK body and SLVR lens...

...also after reading... I'm considering getting a Silver lens for a Black body. Didn't someone mention that? Do you have a shot of that setup??? I'd love to see it.
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I just read this whole thread, and I see that Charlie you did get the 25 that you wanted.

I am about to place an order for a ZI and I was going to get the 28 mainly because of the match to the finder. So I wanted to ask, now that you have both lenses, if you let's say... had to go on a month-long trip to "wherever" and could only bring one lens... (the 25 or 28), which would you take??????

I do already have the 25/2.8 in theory, but it's a ZF so in a way it doesn't count. But it does count. Does it count?
I've become a bigger fan of the 28. It's smaller and I just like that perspective better, probably because I used it a lot back when I was shooting for newspapers in the late 1970s, early 1980s.

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[quote=dscottdavis]...also after reading... I'm considering getting a Silver lens for a Black body. Didn't someone mention that? Do you have a shot of that setup??? I'd love to see it.[/QUOTE

I use the silver 28 on my black M6. If I can find my wife's little digital camera this weekend I'll send a shot.

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Just back from a 6 day tour of Beijing, China. I really love my silver ZI which performed flawlessly. I think this post makes me number 50?
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#50!!!!!!!!

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I was thinking to order a black ZI and the C sonnar 50 mm... but I am not entirely sure after all the comments posted here...
I really ahve to stop reading reviews before buying something!
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take a good look around at all the posts...m6, m7, zi, bessa...they all have a failure rate.
nothing is completely risk free but with new you get a warranty.
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Thanks for the welcome Joe!
I have been lurking rff for a while, I was trying to push myself to take the big step in investing in a rangefinder. I went to the ZI because I cannot afford an M7, and I do not want to buy used stuff. One one thing troubles me about the ZI: the metering. I would have preferred something like the Olympus OM1 indicator, or the one on the Nikon D70. But I think that the ZI meter will be ok.

In your experience, taking into consideration that I would like to use the lens mostly wide open for street, will the focusing be a problem? I will probably have to focus at distant subjects more than often. Occasionally I will try some shallow DOF shots.
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the meter is highly accurate even tho the readout is hard to see at times.

this camera has a very long base length so focus is very accurate.
if you have not used a rf before it will take a bit of time to adjust but nothing too arduous.
as for street shooting, many would suggest a wide angle, like a 28 or so, mid aperture and hyper focal distance shooting so shooting wide open would not be an issue.

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#51

I bought my ZI for the wide EBL; love it for many reasons. Have a 50mm Sonnar on the way from Japan. Have a roll of Neopan 1600 in process shot all with the 75mm Summilux (driving my desire for the wider EBL) - if any of the shots rise even slightly above my usual amateurish and trite norm I will post a few.
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It does seem like we just did this...I have a black ZI with the 35/2 Biogon and 50/2 Planar, and a *great* CV 28/1.9 Ultron.
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