Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/07/04

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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Ikon SL706
From: vondauster at (Will von Dauster)
Date: Wed Jul 4 09:22:10 2007

On Jul 4, 2007, at 9:15 AM, Douglas Sharp wrote:

"Zeiss-Ikon SL706 with an Opton 1.8/50mm - one of the last really German 
SLR's. Built like a tank and a wonderful lens. The stop down gubbins got 
broken and couldn't be repaired.

Well I'll be. I still have my SL706 SM plus three lenses - 35mm, 50mm 
Ultron, 135mm, in a matching kit case I bought new in 1972 in Wiesbaden. 
Still works well, as far as I know, though I haven't put a battery in for a 
few years (match needle metering only, CDS cell). The Ultron is as sharp 
stopped down as any lens I've ever used, period. Good bokeh, too. Odd 
concave front element. If I ever create a new website, I will post a photo 
or two from this outfit.

Marc I'm sure can chime in, but I think the machinery and parts were shipped 
off to Singapore, where the first Rollei reflexes made there were very 
similar cameras.

Great camera!

Will von Dauster

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