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    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
    Hi all...

    I have not seen this camera in person yet...on the silver model, is the top of the camera (where the film advance and shutter speed dial sits) made of metal or plastic?

    I guess I'm wondering because I've seen a photo of the black one, and it looks very plastic-like in black...so it got me wondering...

    Thanks!
    I have a Zeiss ZM and both the top and bottom plates are made of metal.

    BTW, this topic has been previously addressed on APUG.
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    I think they are really nice cameras... but what a itty bitty little negative.

    Ya think Zeiss might have plans for a 5x7 or an 8x10 rangefinder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter View Post
    I think they are really nice cameras... but what a itty bitty little negative.

    Ya think Zeiss might have plans for a 5x7 or an 8x10 rangefinder?

    tim in san jose
    Nah!

    I'm sticking with my Mamiya 7 II and my Graphics
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    On the FM10 connection - the original Bessa L was derived from the FM10, so those roots are there, but the bessa build has evloved and gotten better over time, so I wouldn't expect the general crappyness of the FM10's build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter View Post
    I think they are really nice cameras... but what a itty bitty little negative.

    Ya think Zeiss might have plans for a 5x7 or an 8x10 rangefinder?
    Yeah! Find the decisive moment, set up the tripod, fidget with the dark slide ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anupam Basu View Post
    Yeah! Find the decisive moment, set up the tripod, fidget with the dark slide ...
    Ummmm... That is essentially what Henri CB did. He would find the location, compose the perfect photo, and sit and wait for something to happen. He saw potential. He harvested great photographs.

    Unlike Weegee who often seemed to make it happen and captured it on a Speed Graphic.

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    Here is a good story about the genesis of the Zeiss Ikon:

    http://www.zeiss.com/C12567A8003B58B...25722900400C68
    "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter View Post
    I think they are really nice cameras... but what a itty bitty little negative.

    Ya think Zeiss might have plans for a 5x7 or an 8x10 rangefinder?

    tim in san jose
    I've thought about trying the Zeiss Ikon rangefinder, but I agree. Why the big fuss over miniature format? This teeny-weeny negative fad will never last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    I've thought about trying the Zeiss Ikon rangefinder, but I agree. Why the big fuss over miniature format? This teeny-weeny negative fad will never last.
    Too right, Chazzy!

    I need to go fondle my 8X10 now.
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    Fondle the 8x10. Make photographs with the teeny-weeny!

    Seriously, they are different beasts - when you need 35mm, you need 35mm. Period.

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