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Just bought a new Zeiss Ikon
Old 01-02-2012   #1
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Just bought a new Zeiss Ikon

Yes I did. Feels a little awkward buying a high-priced film camera when the world around you seems to have gone totally digital. But I guess b/w film will be here long enough to put the camera to good use.

What do you think?
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Old 01-02-2012   #2
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Congratulations for the new Zeiss Ikon. i just bought two of them, so I know exactly how you feel. Lovely cameras, with a gigantic bright viewfinder and very accurate RF, you won't be disappointed.
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The Zeiss is a terrific camera -- use it well and often and any residual awkwardness will soon be forgotten!
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Yes I did. Feels a little awkward buying a high-priced film camera when the world around you seems to have gone totally digital. But I guess b/w film will be here long enough to put the camera to good use.

What do you think?
It feels good doing something different, doesn't it -- I think I've done worse things than buying a film camera
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Yes I did. Feels a little awkward buying a high-priced film camera when the world around you seems to have gone totally digital. But I guess b/w film will be here long enough to put the camera to good use.

What do you think?
It's a very nice camera, enjoy it.

I recently picked up a bargain basement M4-2 which turned out to be in great condition. I don't intend to shoot film all that often, but fitted with a Skopar 50, 35, or M-Rokkor 40 mm lens, this is one sweet camera to work with. even if I only shoot a roll or three a year with it, who cares? It's the pictures that matter and the fact that the camera is a pleasure to work with that counts.
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Congratulations, and have fun with it.

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Old 01-02-2012   #9
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Fantastic camera, IMHO, perhaps the best 35mm range finder. I don't think it should feel awkward at all, it'll hold it's value better than a digital camera, and probably remain usable for longer too.

A great choice, I think.
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Thanks everyone. Waiting for the mail now...
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I've had my since 2008, and love it ever time I take it out shooting.
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Old 01-03-2012   #12
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It's a really good camera, and film will be available foreverish, so enjoy.
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Old 01-03-2012   #13
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I've been lusting after this camera...been thinking about trading my M6 for one. Share some photos.
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Get a Grip

If you're feeling awkward about your Zeiss Ikon, maybe you should get a side grip for your camera. It looks nicer with it and you can hold the camera more comfortably. They cost $99 at Adorama in New York. Here's a photo of mine with the side grip attached. When people see my camera, they think it looks pretty cool and are more impressed when I tell them it's a film camera.



I enjoy showing off my Zeiss Ikon camera, whenever and wherever possible.
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Will pick it up tomorrow from the post office. Feeling like a 5 year old the night before christmas. haha...
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You will really enjoy it, it spanks Leica in the viewfinder department. Now you're going to need a Luigi half-case!
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You will really enjoy it, it spanks Leica in the viewfinder department. Now you're going to need a Luigi half-case!
The funny thing is I already got one (Luigis budget type though).

Has anyone tried the original leather case for the ZI ? Zeiss offers a black one.
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The funny thing is I already got one (Luigis budget type though).

Has anyone tried the original leather case for the ZI ? Zeiss offers a black one.
I have the original Zeiss case. I really love it even though some say it is ugly. Pox on them.
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I had bought half cases for my 2 Zeiss Ikons but since I got the grips, the cases stay in the closet. The grips are really a great addition and much better and usefulness than a leather case.

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If you're feeling awkward about your Zeiss Ikon, maybe you should get a side grip for your camera. It looks nicer with it and you can hold the camera more comfortably. They cost $99 at Adorama in New York. Here's a photo of mine with the side grip attached. When people see my camera, they think it looks pretty cool and are more impressed when I tell them it's a film camera.



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I feel the same way, bought a beautiful chrome M4 not too long ago, oh well
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I bought the black paint version recently and love every moment using it! No regrets buying it as a backup and I find myself using it more than my MP sometimes!
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Congrats and enjoy! I've been wanting one for years.
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I bought the black paint version recently and love every moment using it! No regrets buying it as a backup and I find myself using it more than my MP sometimes!
New toy syndrome? Love the ZI too, actually.
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New toy syndrome? Love the ZI too, actually.
No, I'm thinking of selling my MP and just keeping my Ikons. A great camera - grip is really useful and I like the Voigtlander cloth strap too (only found that out by chance).

To speadfreak, just enjoy. You won't find a more useable camera.

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