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A beautiful working Vintage used Zeiss Ikon ZM 35mm film camera in black that takes Leica M mount lenses. Drop a roll in and start shooting with a built-in light meter. You can buy the body by itself (this listing) or buy it with the standard Leica 50mm f2 Summicron lens (separate listing) or the wide-angled Carl Zeiss Biogon 28mm f2.8 T* lens (separate listing) or buy both the lenses with the camera body for a great kit - both lenses are clear of any fungus, haze, or separation. Cosmetically, everything is at least a 9/10, if not higher, with sparing superficial marks on the body from usage. Functionally, everything works fully as designed.

A 30-day warranty is included with this camera & lenses.

If you have any questions - please ask before purchasing.

The following description is taken from camera-wiki[.]org.

The Zeiss Ikon is the official name of the rangefinder model. Since it is a generic name, it is also referred to as Zeiss Ikon ZM and Zeiss Ikon rangefinder. It was designed as a modernized 35mm rangefinder camera. It has a TTL center-weighted meter ranging from 0 to 20 EV (ISO 100). The meter calculates light based on the reflection of the center grey-colored shutter blade. It has a modernized quicker film-loading system using a hinged back; this improves efficiency without removing the camera's base. A film reminder window is on the back. The film rewinding crank is designed similarly to the Leica CL and is located on the camera's base. This saves space and cleans up the top plate freeing it for viewfinder improvements.

The viewfinder has a 0.74 magnification with auto parallax correction. It has an RF base length of 55.5mm, a bit larger than the M7. The bright frame lines are automatically set based on the lenses used. This differs from the Cosina Voigtländer Bessa series, which is manually selected. It is compatible with the most commonly used focal lengths of 28, 35, 50, and 85mm. 28 and 85mm frame lines are displayed at the same time. There is no 75mm or 135mm lens compatibility with the built-in finder. There is also a manual frame selector lever on the face of the camera. This can be handy for previewing frame lines with other lenses. The viewfinder is also friendlier to corrective lens users as the large eyepiece supports diopters with a range of ±2. It uses the same ones available for the Cosina Voigtländer Bessa.

It has an electronic vertical traveling metal focal-plane shutter, with speeds from 1/2000 sec to 8 seconds in A mode (Aperture priority) and 1/2000 sec to 1 sec plus Bulb in manual mode. The flash sync is very usable at 1/125 sec. compared to 1/50 of a sec on Leica M6 or M7. It does not recognize DX-encoded films automatically. The film speed ranges from 25 to 3200 ISO in 1/3 increments. It is set manually by lifting and rotating the shutter dial.

It supports aperture priority exposure along with manual exposure modes. Exposure compensation is available in A mode at ± 2 EV at 1/3 increments. Rotate the shutter dial, so A is pointing to the value desired. Enabling exposure compensation will make the indicator LED blink. A handy AE lock function is available on the camera below the shoe. It can be used in A mode but times out after 20 seconds of inactivity. Manual exposure mode is assisted with the light meter. The viewfinder displays the selected shutter speed and a blinking metered shutter value. Change the aperture or shutter speeds to match the blinking value. It uses CR 1/3 N, 2x LR44, or 2x SR44 batteries.

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