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Zeiss Ikon ZM on eBay (2019-06-10)
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Zeiss Ikon ZM on eBay (2019-06-10)

This chrome Zeiss Ikon ZM was listed last week but failed to get a bid. Relisted this week for same starting price at $1050USD. 6 days left now.
I thought that demand for these cameras was high so I am surprised to see it not sold yet.
What is scaring bidders off?
Condition?
Shipping from Taiwan?
Seller history? (positive but few recent transactions in past year)

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F293116738722


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PS: Someone please buy it before I do something rash.


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I'm currently borrowing one from o buddy. Holy crap, amazing camera.

If you have the funds to spare, go for it. Ebay will sort it out eventually if anything's amiss.
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Finally sold for $1280!


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Not a bad price. But the ZI is discontinued. I would be concerned about parts availability now. I did want one for a while, though. I didn't see one for a reasonable price, and eventually the urgency to get one went into remission.
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Do yourself a favor. and don't wonder.
Hold and compare the ZI and an M6/7. You will quickly understand the difference.
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Do yourself a favor. and don't wonder.
Hold and compare the ZI and an M6/7. You will quickly understand the difference.



I have never held any of them.
Just Canon P, Bessa R4M and Bessa-L. Plus a zillion compact RF.
If you do not mind, what is your understanding of the difference between ZI and M6/7?

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Do yourself a favor. and don't wonder.
Hold and compare the ZI and an M6/7. You will quickly understand the difference.

I know. I love my M7. What a difference.
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I know. I love my M7. What a difference.


M6 maybe but not so much the M7 ... I had one and never really got to love it. A certain well known Leica repair person in the US expressed an opinion that more or less said the M7 was a disaster just waiting to happen!
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M6 maybe but not so much the M7 ... I had one and never really got to love it. A certain well known Leica repair person in the US expressed an opinion that more or less said the M7 was a disaster just waiting to happen!
I must admit, like with Jaguar cars, to have found the need for two M7s so I can have an operational one at all times, but only have found the need for one MP.

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The ZI is/was a much lighter camera but with a very bright finder. It’s haptics, build, ’gravitas’ in hand is marginal compared to the LEICAs. More akin to the latest Bessas, also discontinued and ‘flimsier’. IIRC, it is more like the M7 in that no manual operation is possible without a battery. But the M7 will remain serviceable as it remains in productions whilst the ZI is more of a gamble. And in the end, you'll probably end up with an M film camera when all is said.

Leica no longer repairs the electronics on the M6TTL as the boards can longer be sourced, so for me the simpler, so-called M6 "classic" is the way to go.
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Do yourself a favor. and don't wonder.
Hold and compare the ZI and an M6/7. You will quickly understand the difference.

I own an Ikon and a M7, and I like both for different reasons. The M7 feels wonderful and solid, the shutter sound is divine, wind-on is smooth, everything you expect from a Leica.


But, the Ikon is lighter, has a much larger and brighter viewfinder, is slimmer in the hand, and overall feels like a more 'agile' camera.


Before my Ikon developed a fault that has yet to be fixed, I used it a lot more than my M7, simply because it is lighter and has that great viewfinder.
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IIRC, it is more like the M7 in that no manual operation is possible without a battery. But the M7 will remain serviceable as it remains in productions whilst the ZI is more of a gamble.
The M7 shutter works at 1/60 and 1/125 if the batteries are flat. The ZI does not work with a flat battery.

The Leica M7 was discontinued in May 2018 and is no longer produced.

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