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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject: Ikon Reply with quote

Very Happy It's here!
Well it is a beautiful thing that Zeiss and Cosina have here.
The fit and finish = perfect.
The action of the advance, shutter speed, and frame-line preview are all smooth and fluid.
The position of everything is nice. I like the AE lock not something I was expecting to find.
Brightlines for 28mm-85mm lenses pop up automatically. It is a bit soon for me to say but I think I prefer the manual selector like a Bessa R-series.
The Viewfinder and contrast spot are both HUGE.
I thought the R D1 was good in that department but this is amazing.
The sound of the shutter is loader than my R d1 and has a more hollow tone than my Leica CL.
I suppose this is to be expected. The R D1 shutter is smaller as it is a 1.5 cropped sensor back there.
Compare this to the CL and you have a 1/2000 top shutter next to a 1/1000. and a faster flash sync.
Overall this camera is everything a RF fan could hope for.
The sky here is black and raining today. Not a bad day for B+W but, I don't want to go in the rain. Here are some glammy shots.

Look at that Baseline Shocked Fast lenses and long FL's are back on the menu Smile


Bottom side film rewind makes for a nice smooth top plate

Nice big bright VF




PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- I don't want to be envious
- I don't want to be envious
- I don't want to be envious
- I don't want to be envious
- I don't want to be envious....



...OK I'm envious! Laughing

Congratulations!! I can just imagine how it feels in the hands. Have a great time with it - and the Biogon 35 !!! Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked NO WORDS!


PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It is a beautiful set. By the way diopter lens for this camera is
compatible with all those Cosina made CZ external viewfinders.
In case you get older one day. Very Happy Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys
It's going to be a super piece for me.
I must admit though.
The build is not quite to Leica to be very honest.
It is however very very nice and I f*ing stole it Shocked Evil or Very Mad


PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

F16SUNSHINE wrote:
Thanks Guys
It's going to be a super piece for me.
I must admit though.
The build is not quite to Leica to be very honest.
It is however very very nice and I f*ing stole it Shocked Evil or Very Mad


hm... is it lightweight/toylike like the Bessa? Confused


PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no not at all.
The build is more on the lines of the Contax G.
Things like the clicks of the speed dial and return of the advance are not as smooth and refined as M6 or M7.
The Film door is a common swinging door (something I much prefer) and I think the Leica style bottom off for loading and unloading really does make a more solid felling body.
It is of far superior build than my R2 and even the R D1.
Orio when you get one you will love it I'm sure.
I give it an A and the M6/7 an A+.
I wish it was a beautiful day with a street fair going on Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's just no emoticon with the tongue hanging out far enough... that's perfection on earth right there.

Almost like no other camera is necessary... almost...

nah.

A righteous camera though. Congratulations


PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what a cam! It was nice of your wife to hold the cam while you took
a picture of the viewfinder. Not to seem indelicate, but has she considered
electrolysis? Laughing Just kidding, and hope to see some wonderful stuff very
soon! Smile