I don't believe Zeiss-Opton ever built its lenses for Nikon rangefinders. If someone knows something different on that front, let me know.

I know all the hubbub about the Ukranians and quality. I believe it got gradually worse but this Kiev IIa is a fine camera that's comparable in construction and operation to my Contax IIa ... it's just that my Contax is getting CLA'd at the moment.

I ran another roll through this afternoon, in daylight rather than indoors. Focusing was better but Walgreens messed up the neg scans so I'm rescanning myself. Will post when through.

Quote Originally Posted by summicron1 View Post
is the opton made for a nikon or contax mount? There is a slight difference, which doesn't matter much for 35mm and wider, but with 50 and up does make a difference of focus shift.

You can find a full discussion here...http://www.cameraquest.com/NRF-Contax.htm

and keep in mind that the Kiev was made by Ukranians using the Soviet system of "Quality is Job 2!"