Close cousins, Ikon and Biogon 2/35mm ZM T* next to the N80 and Distagon 2/35mm ZF T*.
Even though the Biogon is petite next to the Distagon, the Ikon is not dwarfed by the N80. I suppose a film transport has the same size anywhere. Not that I wished it were much smaller, really.
I'm going through some early ergonomic issues with the Ikon...
- With my glasses I can see the 35mm framelines, but not anything beyond. This is acceptable but not optimal, I can't even see metered shutter speeds unless I move my eye. Without my glasses I can see how much I'm missing and I want it all. I guess I'll be getting myself contact lenses soon.
- Another issue is that the rangefinder patch disappears quickly if your eye isn't at the exact right place for the viewfinder. I am fairly sure this is another issue with eyeglasses. I think the lengthened viewing distance makes the eyepiece much more sensitive than normal.
- My fingers want to wrap around the camera and often block the rangefinder window, also causing the rangefinder patch to disappear. When this happens, I tend to confuse this with the previous issue and move my eye around until I finally figure out my fingers were in the wrong place. D'oh!
This is all stuff I'm going to work through. I'm practicing the quickdraw (*) at work while waiting for code to compile.
(*) Camera up, frame, focus, camera down, defocus. Repeat.