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Old 04-24-2008   #81
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What kind of grip is that on your Zeiss Ikon? I have Zeiss Ikon leather case, will it also fit over the halfcase? Now if someone would make a vertical grip for Zeiss Ikon.
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Bnack is dead on on the zm/gtn comparisson. I keep getting very pleasantly surprised by GTN's mettering, the only downside is the VF, there the ZM is on a whole different level. I also like that the ZM is lighter, but your opinion may differ.

this is a photo where I got pleasently surprised by the output of the gtn. not posting directly because it is not really relevant to the thread.
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What kind of grip is that on your Zeiss Ikon? I have Zeiss Ikon leather case, will it also fit over the halfcase? Now if someone would make a vertical grip for Zeiss Ikon.
it's the older style grip made by photoequip, you can sometimes find them here or on ebay.
but i now use the zeiss grip on my zi, a little smaller, rounder and lighter.
i like both.
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Does the Zeiss grip fit over the leather case? I dare not use my Zeiss Ikon without its case.
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no.
either the grip or the case but not both together.

there is the luigi case with built in grip. i think keith has one of those, you might ask him what he thinks of it.
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Old 05-13-2008   #86
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Zeiss Ikon and 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH, the perfect party-cam!


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Old 05-31-2008   #87
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Hi gang!

Got very crappy 4 photos of my Ikon with the Luigi's half case, and the nokton 35 1.4 SC:









again, sorry for the crappiness of the quality
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you left it turned on
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Ps.: what do you think of it in comparison with the leica mp?
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you left it turned on
That's something I tend to forget for a MP user

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Ps.: what do you think of it in comparison with the leica mp?
I think both are nice camera. The AE mode in ZI is very convenience and especially on the street. I'm surprised when I try to hold the ZI body the first time, as it's very light compare to MP. Almost make me feel it's a toy. However, after attached a lens definitely change the "weight" feeling.

I like the viewfinder which is very bright and large:


The shutter sound is not any louder than a Leica in practical term. Signature is different, of course, but not noticeable in the street.
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Is this the Zeiss brand case ( https://photo-shop.zeiss.com/en/Products/1438-602 )?Their website has no pictures of it open. Could someone who has the Zeiss case post some more photos of it (including the rear)?

The bottom half of the Bessa case fits, but it's a bit of a stretch and brown + black + silver doesn't look too great (though on the black Ikon brown looks fine). I've heard great things about the Luigi cases, but the grainy leather and curvy lines don't really match the angular style of the Ikon.

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Zeiss Ikon with Leica Summicron 35mm f2 IV and Zeiss Grip.







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Such a beautiful piece isn't it?



I got it with the nokton 35 1.4 sc. I had some doubts about taking the zm 2.0 instead, but the nokton is smaller, cheaper and, as matt said, it goes to 1.4 , which is something i know i'm going to use.

So happy!!
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I hate this dang thread - but I can't wait until I can post in it ;-)
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dSLRs just don't have the same sex appeal...
Agree 100% and another one waiting to post his ZI here...
Just a question... I heard that sometimes lens hood can interfere with the viewfinder.. is that the case for the ZM 35/2? Despite my usual preference for the 28 mm focal lenght, I'm reconsidering the 35 mm as a better framing inside the viewfinder (more space around the lines = more time to compose the image)
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The ZI's are pretty cameras!

Apart from it's bigger eyepiece, how's the quality of the finder? Nice, snappy rf patch, clear, bright framelines?
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The ZI's are pretty cameras!

Apart from it's bigger eyepiece, how's the quality of the finder? Nice, snappy rf patch, clear, bright framelines?
Thats the real deal. The finder is as bright as can be.
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Dino,

Yes, the hood of the ZM 35/2 does intrude into the 35mm frame lines on the bottom right corner. It is a vented hood, so the obstruction is mainly just a black curved line with a minimal fully black bit in the very end of the corner. I don't find it to be a problem at all, but YMMV.

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the difference between the zi finder and anything else i have ever looked through is like the difference between a bathroom window and a big bay window.
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the difference between the zi finder and anything else i have ever looked through is like the difference between a bathroom window and a big bay window.

Can't disagree with that statement ... they really are amazing. I'm wondering how the finder on my soon to arrive R4A will compare to the Ikon's ... it could not possibly be as good ... but how close?
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Cool More ZI porn

All shot at 800 ISO for "effect".


Mated with the ZM 25/2.8




with a black mini softrelease
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Here's mine...

...if just for a few days.
Lent these for a photo shoot for an article on the survival of analogue technology. Tried out the Distagon on my M6, impressive!
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Here's mine with an adapted 35/50mm hood for the ZM f2 50mm

Will have to do something for my 25mm, 'cos it does flare (with the 21/25mm hood).


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This caused fire sale!
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This caused fire sale!

Here's my new love. It had its way with me only because of that beautifully big viewfinder... and maybe that nice quiet shutter...and Ok... it FEELS GOOD in every way! Now we're waiting for some 'clothes' to arrive (a black leather half case).



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I started doing minor shots for the college paper, (an entry to this business of snapping about), surrounded by the vulgarity of plastic nonsense it occurred to me that the IKON is liberating photography from the clutches of the boorish. We will be revered among vespa collectors and radio control enthusiasts alike. Meanwhile basking in all the glory of being misunderstood and sullen. Never in my life have I been so warmly berraded by a mix of strangers and a willingness to learn what has become a fixture around my shoulder/neck. I guess that the true solidification of any camera worth its salt. -sdf
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Lame question, perhaps but does the ZI have a metal or cloth shutter?

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.., a teaser shot with more to follow ...
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Red face .., a teaser shot with more to follow ...

Genuine Lizardskin ...
Just completed this afternoon.
The reskin is not difficult. Instead I spent hours vacillating between this Cobalt Blue and a Wine Red to adorn the black beauty.
The conclusion was that BOTH were dramatically impressive.
Next came another long while figuring out where best to place the coarse and the fine scaly textures on the body for maximum effect.
Unlike the Olympus OM SLRs, the ZI body front has these 2 straight vertical lines just either side of the lens flange, makes it look unelegant.
Anyway, I chose blue just so I can match the Zeiss blue pimple on the lens !



pls say you like it ...

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TMLEE where did you get your leather from? What is it called?
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TMLee can you please tell me where your leather comes from?
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From eBay ...
http://*******.com/4t2k2x

I recommend you reskin yours in the lizard Yellow Ochre colour.
With a black body, its stunning ! Becos the blackish patterns will 'diffuse' nicely from the solid black body, just like my Cobalt Blue.


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How did you cut up the skins? Also what kind of glue?
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