ZEISS ZI Viewfinder for 21mm Lens

ZEISS ZI Viewfinder for 21mm Lens

ZEISS ZI Viewfinder for 21mm Lens

B&H # ZEVF21 MFR # 1365-663
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  • For ZEISS Ikon Rangefinder Camera
  • Optical Viewfinder for 21mm Lenses
  • Mounts via Camera's Hot Shoe

Focal Length: 21mm


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When using wide-angle lenses on the Ikon rangefinder camera, users may want to pick up a ZI Viewfinder from ZEISS in order to ensure accurate framing. This optical finder is designed to demonstrate the perspective of 21mm lenses, which provide a wider angle of view than the Ikon's integrated rangefinder. Photographers can use this to check framing while the rangefinder can be used to confirm focus. Also, it easily attaches to the camera's hot shoe.

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ZEISS ZI Viewfinder for 21mm Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ZEISS 1365-663 specs

    Coverage 21mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.2 x 2.6 x 1.9"

    ZEISS 1365-663 reviews

    ZI Viewfinder for 21mm Lens is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Jewel! Purchased to frame a CV 15mm f/4.5 on a M8. I am blown away by how bright the subject is through this thing. Bigger and brighter subject than the Leica Brightline VF - no squinting to frame the subject. Framing is reasonably accurate with slight barrel distortion. Not as compact as the Leica VF but less than half the cost. However, parts of the brightlines can be difficult to see under certain lighting conditions because the optics are so bright.Another con, I had to go t...and find the smallest gift box I could find to to store the finder. I can't believe Zeiss doesn't offer a leather case for such a fine optic. I would gladly pay more to get a protective case.None of this diminishes what a joy it is to use this viewfinder.
    Date published: 2009-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a little marvel. All is great about this product: all metal very clear optic design fixation bright lines in the viewfinder are precise
    Date published: 2008-10-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not use with Leica Rangefinders. Beautiful bright VF that is well mad. It is also much cheaper than the equivalent Leica VF. This VF is designed for the Zeiss Ikon on which the hot-shoe sits directly above the mid-lens axis. On my M9 (and other Leica RF cameras) the hot-shoe is offset from the mid-lens axis which leads to rotational errors of framing using this VF on the Leica. This is barely noticed with standard photography, and of course RF framing is always somewhat imprecise. With more precise architectural photography or similar this error creates significant problems. The Leica 21mm VF hot-shoe mount is set to one side of the base of the VF to correct for offset hotshoe and therefore sits the VF over the mid-lens axis. I have bought the Leica VF which has resolved the problem and will sell the Zeiss VF. In summary, I would
    Date published: 2011-10-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for eyeglass wearers These are beuatifully made viewfinders, but if you wear eyeglasses you won't be able to see the framelines
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright Finder, Really BRIGHT This viewfinder is extremely bright, it made my Zeiss Ikon Finder seems dim!!! Beautiful and well made. Distortion free too!
    Date published: 2013-02-07
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