New Zeiss Ikon SW camera

dirk

CI-Founder
FYI

There will be a Zeiss Ikon Super Wide available this October for 799,00 € (without VAT). Sounds very interesting for this price.


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snikolaev

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Hm. I have a naive question. Would it be possible to attach any ZM lens to this guy (plus viewvinder, of course) and use it as "usual" camera?
 

dirk

CI-Founder
...if you are able to frame and meter, I would say yes. It seems that this new Zeiss Ikon SW is similra to the old Bessa L. Same retsriction in comfort on both I guess...

It is always the M-mount. So it does not matter, whether it is ZM lens or leica M lens, you can put it always on. It is only difficult without the usual rangefinder. This is why they offer the superwide Viewfinder hotshoe.
 

wang

Well-Known Member
You would only use this ZI SW for wide angles.

Like Hasselblad SWC, Alpa 12 TC, ZI SW is "blind" for the distance. When I am using my ZM21 2.8 on my Leica M3, I rarely focus with the rangefinder. Looking at the depth of view readings seems to be more important to do before you take a pic. As you know, there is no coupling of rangefinder in ZM15 2.8, so using this lens in a camera with no rangefinder is more sensible.

I would prefer to use Leica MD, MDa or M1 on ZM15 2.8 for their excellent shutters. For those who prefers light weight, ZI SW is the choice.
 
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