Zeiss Ikon 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver

B&H # ZEZIC MFR # 1365-576

The Zeiss Ikon rangefinder camera combines a classical design with easy-to-use operation. Features and controls are designed to make practical photography comfortable and free from unpleasant surprises caused by the camera. Manual or auto TTL exposure metering as well as an AE-lock function gives you complete control of the exposure situation.

Unlike 35 mm SLR camera viewfinders that can only show little more than 90% of what will be recorded on film, the Zeiss Ikon viewfinder lets you see the area that surrounds the actual image giving you greater possibilities and confidence as you compose each image. What's more, the triangulation rangefinder combined with a viewfinder base that is the widest available means that you can expect extreme accuracy and wide-angle focusing precision.

Because it features an M-mount, you can use existing Leica or Voigtlander M-mount type lenses, or upgrade to Carl Zeiss lenses, over time.

Clear LED Exposure scale for correct exposure
Vertical-travel electronic metal focal plane shutter
Accepts high-quality Carl Zeiss T* ZM-mount lenses with focal length 15 to 85 mm
Bayonet Leica M-type lensmount accepts all 39mm screwmount lenses (with the appropriate adapter) from Canon, Leica & Voigtlander, as well as M bayonet-type lenses from Leica, Voigtlander, Minolta & Konica
Type 35mm Interchangeable lens rangefinder
Lens Mount M-type
Focus Modes Manual
Exposure Modes AE Aperture Priority, Manual
Exposure Metering TTL Centerweighted
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV in 1/3 EV increments
Metering Range EV 0 to +19 (with f/2 lens @ ISO 100)
ISO Range 25-3200 (manually set)
Shutter Speed
  • In AE mode: 1/2000th to 8 Seconds (in 1/2 f-stops) + bulb
  • In Manual mode: 1/2000th to 1 Second (in full f-stops)
  • Flash sync at 1/125th second
  • PC Terminal Yes
    Flash Mounting Hot flash shoe
    Film Transport Manual
    Viewfinder Split image & superimposed rangefinde with brightlines for 28-85, 35 & 50mm lenses (0.74x magnification with 75mm baselength, effective 55.9mm)
    Viewfinder Info LED Shutter speed indication line lights up to indicate suggested speeds
    Diopter Correction Available optionally from -4 to +2
    Self Timer No
    Remote Control Accepts standard mechanical cable release
    Multiple Exposure No
    Power Source Two 1.5-Volt "button cell" LR44 or SR44 batteries
    Dimensions 5.4 x 3.1 x 1.3" (138 x 78 x 32mm) WxHxD
    Weight 1.1 lb (500 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 5.3 x 5.0"
    Zeiss Ikon 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    ZeissIkon 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body

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    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


    Great camera, fragile finish

    By Jenny

    from Richmond, Virginia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    • Comfortable Design
    • Compact
    • Fast Film Loading
    • Meters Well
    • Simple Controls


    • Easily Scratched

    Best Uses

    • Photojournalism
    • Travel

    Comments about Zeiss Ikon 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body:

    I have owned this camera for a couple of months now and could not be happier with it. It is an absolute pleasure to use, the viewfinder is bright and the aperture priority mode is fantastic. Unlike the Leica M6 which I also own and love, the Ikon is very easy to load -- the entire back swings open. In addition, the Ikon has a small window in the back of the camera which shows the side of the film canister -- a great feature for forgetful people who never remember what kind of film they have loaded. The meter can be sometimes a little difficult to read in very bright sunlight, but that has not been a problem for me. The only imperfection in this camera is the finish. The silver paint gets scratched very easily, which is unfortunate as the camera is otherwise very beautiful. Unless you really like the kind of character added to the camera's body by gray scratches, some sort of case is essential.

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    I would buy this product again and again

    By riri

    from geneva, switzerland, europe

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer


    • Comfortable Eyepiece
    • Strong Construction


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        Comments about Zeiss Ikon 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body:

        the best viewfinder i ever had. the body of the camera is also very light but although seems quite strong

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        Kodak - Professional Tri-X 400 Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)
        • You Pay: $4.95

        Batteries & Power

        Required item: Be sure to get batteries so you don't get caught without power.

        General Brand - LR44 Alkaline Cell Batteries (1.5V, 2 Pack)
        • You Pay: $2.14


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