Some time earlier on this year I borrowed a Zeiss Ikon – the modern M-mount camera often referred to as the “Ikon ZM”. I’ve been fascinated by these cameras for a long time so when the offer of a loan came up, I jumped on it.
Thankfully, for both me and Pete (the guy who loaned it to me), he has quite a large camera collection so hasn’t missed it whilst I’ve been borrowing it for what has become quite an extended period of time. The loan has lasted for this long for a few reasons, one of which has been the also-extended time Leica had my M7 for some minor repairs. I wanted to compare the two cameras more directly for the sake of the Ikon ZM review I’m writing so have been waiting for the M7 to come back.
Additionally to this, I caused myself a bit of a delay in shooting this first roll by making it a roll of Cinestill t800 right at the beginning of the summer. Now I actually quite like Cinestill t800 shot in daylight, but since I don’t buy a lot of it, I much prefer saving it for lower light shooting situations. As it turns out, I didn’t have that many low light shooting opportunities come up over the summer – so the roll ended up lasting quite a long time.
The first outing the camera went on was a wedding between the sister of an old mate of mine named Emma and the bother of old mate-of-a-mate named Will. I shot the wedding digitally and presented them with the photos some months ago now – it’s fair to say they had a bit of a different look to these. The lens used was my now sold Voigtlander 50mm 1.1
The second outing was on a night out with some mates. This first couple of shots are of Tom – he’s the trouble maker that threw the results of my recent poll. The rest of the photos were all taken with the Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 Nokton.
A work night out
Obligatory shot of the daughter, this time with her cousin…
Gianni is as good at pool as he looks in this photo… So there you have it. I shall be putting a few more rolls though it fairly soon, not to mention eventually publishing my review on it. Cheers Hamish
You can find my eventual review of the Zeiss Ikon ZM here