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See Wider with the Zeiss Ikon SW Superwide Camera

With the introduction of the Ikon 35mm camera, Zeiss opened its doors, which had been closed since the 1970s, to the camera market. Now Zeiss launches the Ikon SW, a precision camera for the superwide photographers. It takes M mount lenses, in particular the Zeiss Distagon 15mm and Biogon. At the time of the Ikon launch, the question on a digital version was raised. The answer was then: "This may be a future possibility, however we presently cannot comment on any details". That would be quite a challenge in this competitive market...

PRESS SUMMARY

All about the Zeiss Ikon SW superwide cameraThe Zeiss Ikon SW is the 35mm precision camera for uncompromising superwide photographers. Its lens mount takes any lens with M bayonet, in particular the ZEISS high performance superwide- angle lenses Distagon T* 2,8/15mm ZM and the Biogon T* types from the ZEISS ZM range.

An accessory shoe directly above the lens takes the corresponding superwide Viewfinder. A second shoe is built in to take a flash, a bubble level or other accessory.

The electronically controlled metal focal plane shutter offers speeds ranging from 1/2000 sec. – 8 sec. in automatic mode (AE-lock is available) and 1/2000 - 1 sec. + B in manual mode. Fastest flash synchro speed is 1/125 sec.


The Zeiss Ikon SW offers the same extremely high image quality as the known Zeiss Ikon rangefinder camera: far above today's digital cameras. It is fully integrated into the Zeiss Ikon system. The Zeiss Ikon SW comes without the complex rangefinder and is therefore considerably more affordable than the rangefinder camera.

The Zeiss Ikon SW will be available as of October 2006.
List price is 799,00 € (without VAT)

Additional information: All about the Zeiss Ikon SW superwide camera
August 19, 2006
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