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

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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Ikon SL706
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Wed Jul 4 09:49:02 2007
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Thanks Will, it's so long ago that I was parted from mine that I'd 
forgotten that its was indeed an Ultron lens.

Will von Dauster wrote:
> 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.
> Douglas"
> 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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