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    SOLD - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    Bought this lens here about a month ago. Quality glass, but too wide for my liking. Would like to trade it for something longer. I will also consider selling it outright ($850 net). Options (prefer black paint):

    Zeiss 21/2.8
    Zeiss 35/2 + $$ to me

    The lens is in mint condition and comes with box, papers, hood. Original front cap is missing and was replaced by Schneider push-on cap. Also includes 58mm B+W 486 UV/IR slim filter. Black.

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    Does anyone have experience with this lens on an M9? Just curious if it's too wide for my liking. If anyone has example pics taken with it, it'd be great to see them.

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    It's obviously very wide. If you need or want anything this wide, IMO, it's awesome. The new firmware update works extremely well in removing any red casts in the corners with this lens coded as the 18mm Elmar. Mine is absolutely tack sharp from corner to corner. For the asking price, I'd say this is an awesome deal...

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    Don - do you have any example pics taken with it? I'd love to see how it looks/draws.

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    The Zeiss 18mm is spectacular and every bit the equal (in my opinion) of the Leica SE 18mm...with possibly even less distortion. Depending where it was purchased, it might have the mount that brings up the 50mm frame lines or 28/90 frame lines...and this aspect will impact coding. If it has the 50mm, then as Don said, code it as a Leica SE 18mm....if it brings up the 28/90 framelines, code it as a Leica 21mm f2.8 pre-asph...which does an even better job at removing red edge than coding it as a WATE.

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    I use it on my M9, it's great.



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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    OMG Thrice, that first shot is amazing! Even with f4, you were able to get enough light for (what seems like) an early morning shot?

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    It's wide to be sure, but I got mine for the M8 where it's about a 24mm, which I sorely lacked (as I love the 2,8/25 ZM on film). Really an incredible lens. Ridiculously sharp, and of course all the usual "Zeissisms."

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    sale pending

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    did this sale ever complete?

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    Ditto! I have a silver Zeiss ZM 21mm f/2.8 you might have interest in.

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    yes, the sale was finalized today

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    Quote Originally Posted by ohdannyboy View Post
    OMG Thrice, that first shot is amazing! Even with f4, you were able to get enough light for (what seems like) an early morning shot?
    It's shot at f/11, I have a tripod it's sunset, but yes similar light conditions.

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    Quote Originally Posted by thrice View Post
    It's shot at f/11, I have a tripod it's sunset, but yes similar light conditions.
    How did you get the swirling effect?

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    The Zeiss 18mm is spectacular and every bit the equal (in my opinion) of the Leica SE 18mm...with possibly even less distortion. Depending where it was purchased, it might have the mount that brings up the 50mm frame lines or 28/90 frame lines...and this aspect will impact coding. If it has the 50mm, then as Don said, code it as a Leica SE 18mm....if it brings up the 28/90 framelines, code it as a Leica 21mm f2.8 pre-asph...which does an even better job at removing red edge than coding it as a WATE.

    Dave (D&A)

    May I ask if you could provide the code for the Leica 21mm f2.8 pre-asph?

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    Re: FT/FS - Zeiss 18/4 ZM

    Hi 2x2,

    I just sent you a "PM"! Thanks!

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