Leica M11 frame lines with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens?

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stevenbrantley
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Leica M11 frame lines with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens?

What Leica M11 frame lines may show with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens? I have the M11 and am thinking about getting the Zeiss 25mm lens. Thanks in advance for all responses.

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Jon Schick Veteran Member • Posts: 5,319
Re: Leica M11 frame lines with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens?

It's a lovely lens, which I use with my M10.  It brings up 35mm framelines but it's less of an issue than it appears, as (wearing spectacles) the field of view is pretty close to the whole viewfinder without framelines.

That said, this is the one lens where I tend to add the EVF for more precise framing.

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JDLaing50 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,275
Re: Leica M11 frame lines with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens?

stevenbrantley wrote:

What Leica M11 frame lines may show with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens? I have the M11 and am thinking about getting the Zeiss 25mm lens. Thanks in advance for all responses.

Last time I used one was on an M-9 and it pulled up the 29/90 pair.

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Jon Schick Veteran Member • Posts: 5,319
Re: Leica M11 frame lines with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens?

JDLaing50 wrote:

stevenbrantley wrote:

What Leica M11 frame lines may show with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens? I have the M11 and am thinking about getting the Zeiss 25mm lens. Thanks in advance for all responses.

Last time I used one was on an M-9 and it pulled up the 29/90 pair.

To make things more confusing I've read that earlier ZM25s bring up the 28mm framelines and later batches the 35!

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Godfrey Forum Pro • Posts: 29,707
Re: Leica M11 frame lines with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens?

stevenbrantley wrote:

What Leica M11 frame lines may show with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens? I have the M11 and am thinking about getting the Zeiss 25mm lens. Thanks in advance for all responses.

Either 28 or 35, but it doesn't matter at all since the M11 VF only supports up to 28mm frame lines. Just frame with the whole viewfinder FoV, or fit an accessory finder (I have a Voigtländer 21/25 finder that works well with 24-25mm lenses).

Shoot a few sessions with it and learn the actual FoV, then you can just frame and not worry about what shows in the finder.

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David Kieltyka
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Re: Leica M11 frame lines with a Zeiss Biogen T 25mm f/2.8 ZM lens?
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Jon Schick wrote:

To make things more confusing I've read that earlier ZM25s bring up the 28mm framelines and later batches the 35!

I think Zeiss switched to using the 35mm frame after the M8 came out as that camera has a 24mm frame paired up with the 35.

-Dave-

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