Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/01/11

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Subject: Was RE: [Leica] DSLR choice - now Zeiss-Ikon
From: pklein at (Peter Klein)
Date: Wed Jan 11 21:51:24 2006

Jeffery:  Do you wear glasses? If so, how is the Zeiss' eye relief compared 
to an M .72x viewfinder?


At 06:25 PM 1/11/2006 -0800, "Jeffery Smith" <> wrote:
>I've handled the new Zeiss-Ikon rangefinder, and it's not in Leica's league.
>Not to say that it's bad. I would put it a cut above the Bessa R2a, though
>the two are very similar in layout. It looks like the body was inspired by
>the Leica M5 (kind of boxy with the rewind knob recessed on the bottom).
>Like the Bessas and Leicas, the viewfinder is very VERY bright. And the
>sound of the shutter is closer to Leica M7 than the Bessa. It doesn't have
>the heft of a Leica M6, and the metal seems less substantial (I had to tap
>it a lot with my fingernail to ascertain that the top was metal). What it
>comes down to is, would you rather have an M7 or something that costs 1/2 of
>the M7 that may last as long as film does (and the latter is disappearing

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