Zeiss Ikon Zm + Leica 50mm Pre ASPH

So recently I got a Zeiss Ikon ZM to start once more experimenting with film, its a beauty of a camera, but it doesn’t fill as robust as the Leica m6 I used to have. Viewfinder is great, but if you don´t look straight into the viewfinder, the rangefinder patch disappears. Shooting with it on Aperture Priority, makes it very easy to use.  This will basically be my third time trying film, hope I don`t give up as fast. In Bucharest you still got some places to develop, and it seems that they do a good job. I might also start developing my own BW, but need to find a space within the apt :).

First Images shot with the Zeiss Ikon Zm + Leica 50mm Pre ASPH, and Fuji Superia 400 film, as one BW with TriX 400.

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6 thoughts on “Zeiss Ikon Zm + Leica 50mm Pre ASPH

    • Thanks, I was actually quite happy and surprise 🙂 and these are small quality scans. Will be re scanning some images with much better quality to see how it looks, and print a few 🙂

  1. The ZM bodies aren’t without their quirks, but it really is all about the image though… isn’t it? 😉

    And yes, I’ve switched to a ZM body myself, having been a Leica user for almost 20 years.

      • You get used to the rangefinder patch, just as you do with other camera brands.

        I’ve been slowly going through the different Leica film models (M3, M5, M6, M7, MP, and M-A) and comparing them to the ZM, and have just about finished selling off all my excess Leica bodies as a result.

        Personally, I think the Zeiss Ikon ZM is the finest rangefinder on the market. It may not have the heft and build quality of Leica (but c’mon — nobody does!), but it blows Leica out of the water with its other features and ease of use.

        I’ll keep my Leica M3 and IIIf on hand as back-up bodies, but they’ll be used very little compared to the ZM.

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