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    Thumbs up F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    FOR SALE--

    These are barely used items which perform exceptionally well on Leica M cameras:

    --Zeiss 4.0/18mm ZM lens with hood, Zeiss 18 bright VF AND Zeiss T* Circular Polarizing Thin Filter made for this lens. Includes box for lens & hood, box for VF, case/manual for filter, lens manual and unused warranty card. Excellent++ condition which I consider just below LNIB.

    Price $1495. Current online retail $1930.


    --Zeiss 2.8/25mm ZM lens with hood, Zeiss 25-28 bright VF. Maybe used for 50 shots. Includes box for lens, box for VF, box for hood, manual for lens and unused warranty card. LNIB condition.

    Price $1295. Current online retail $1685.


    --Zeiss 1.5/50mm ZM lens with hood. Used maybe for 50 shots. Includes box for lens, box for hood, manual and unused warranty card. LNIB condition.

    Price $995. Current online retail $1285.


    --Zeiss 2.0/35mm ZM lens with hood. Used maybe for 30 shots. Includes box for lens, box for hood, manual and unused warranty card. LNIB condition.

    Price $895. Current online retail $1175.


    PM for more information. These are in unbelievably pristine condition and won't last long.
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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    Zeiss 25/2.8 sold and paid for. Thanks, you got a beautiful lens like all my "used" lenses. Also one of three Thumbs Up has sold. Also there is a Zeiss 21mm VF, LNIB (never used nor mounted on a camera) Retail $400, this price $250.
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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    It's your lucky day.

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    18mm f4.0 with all extras $1295.

    35mm f2.0 with all extras $ 795.

    50mm f1.5 with all extras $895.

    Now if that won't do it nothing will!

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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    50/1.5 photos as requested. Keep in mind the hood is included and the lens has maybe been used for 50 shots.

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    Retail for a new one about like this $1285. My price $895, net to me. Double click for larger images.
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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    Here's some photos of the 18mm. Keep in mind a Zeiss 18mm bright VF and the special thin T* Circular Polarizer are both included in the $1295 price. My dealer told me this price is too low, but all to your benefit.

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    This superbly priced package will not last long. Double click for larger images. Thanks.
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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    Here's the Zeiss 35/2.0 photos:

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    Still attractively priced At $795. Double click to view images larger.
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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    The 18/4.0 is sold.

    Thank you and I am sure the 5 extra, free filters I gave you will come in handy, especially the grad ND.

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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    The Zeiss ZM 50/1.5 is still available and the Zeiss ZM 35/2.0 also available. Both prices include Zeiss lens hoods.

    Both lenses show no signs of wear. Why buy new when you can save tons of money on these lenses.

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    I have asked every dealer who will talk to me about whether the 50 is optimized for this or that. One dealer even said he has NEVER been asked the question by buyers. It seems one dealer started all this and it is considered fact because it is discussed on the internet. I have never had a problem with this lens on my M9, up close or far at ANY f stop. Maybe this is because I keep my M9 well calibrated, meaning I send it into Leica every 12-18 months depending on travel and how it has been used during that period of time.

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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    Quote Originally Posted by algrove View Post
    The Zeiss ZM 50/1.5 is still available and the Zeiss ZM 35/2.0 also available. Both prices include Zeiss lens hoods.

    Both lenses show no signs of wear. Why buy new when you can save tons of money on these lenses.

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    I have asked every dealer who will talk to me about whether the 50 is optimized for this or that. One dealer even said he has NEVER been asked the question by buyers. It seems one dealer started all this and it is considered fact because it is discussed on the internet. I have never had a problem with this lens on my M9, up close or far at ANY f stop. Maybe this is because I keep my M9 well calibrated, meaning I send it into Leica every 12-18 months depending on travel and how it has been used during that period of time.
    Hi! I sold one of these last year. I told my buyers I had no idea what f/stop it was calibrated for, but that they could pay the $75 at DAG or where they wished to have it done for them at whatever f/stop they wanted.
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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    How accurate is the focus of your 50mm Sonnar with your M9 at f/1.5? That is where I'd want it to be spot on. Can you provide pics taken at f/1.5?

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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    The 1.5 is no longer for sale, but I still have the 35/2.0 for sale with hood. It was spot on with MY M9, but maybe not with all M9's.

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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    Thanks for your PM. This is basically as new of a "used" Zeiss 35/2 you will ever see.

    keep in mind the lens hood is included.

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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    This is a great price for a ZM35, someone should swoop this up, especially since it comes with the hood.

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    Re: FS-Zeiss ZM 50/1.5 lens with hood-LNIB

    35/2.0 sold to another lucky buyer who is getting basically a new lens for way less than a new lens price.

    I am deciding again whether to sell the 50/1.5 since it is such a special lens.

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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    Hi Al,
    I'd never sell my Sonnar-C, but their focus shift and the difference in calibrations is not a myth. It's wise to test it at its closest focus distance to find out at what aperture it was calibrated. When shooting at large apertures and up close, it's important to know where the focal point will fall!

    At closest focus distance, photograph a ruler at a 45 degree angle at F1.5/2/2.8/4, and see which image is sharp the point you focused upon.

    Mine, on M9, is spot-on at f2.2.

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    Re: F-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonkirk View Post
    Hi Al,
    I'd never sell my Sonnar-C, but their focus shift and the difference in calibrations is not a myth. It's wise to test it at its closest focus distance to find out at what aperture it was calibrated. When shooting at large apertures and up close, it's important to know where the focal point will fall!

    At closest focus distance, photograph a ruler at a 45 degree angle at F1.5/2/2.8/4, and see which image is sharp the point you focused upon.

    Mine, on M9, is spot-on at f2.2.
    +1! Agree with all you mentioned. Actually f2.2 is close to idea! This way there is a bit of front focus when shot at f1.5 and a bit of back focus when shot at f4 and a little beyond. Nice!

    Dave (D&A)

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    Re:ALL SOLD FS-Zeiss ZM lenses/VF/hood deals-some LNIB

    The 50/1.5 has also sold. Thank you all for your kind words about the pristine quality of these lenses.

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