I pulled my old Z2X out of the drawer to find it still has film loaded and the battery is still good. I was wondering why this excellent little camera has been abandoned (maybe a bit of hyperbole). IMO it has an excellent lens and functioned flawlessly for me for 10 years before it was retired to the sock drawer.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2013 6:31:53 GMT -5 by genazzano
That's a very nice little Leica you've got there I'd like to see some of the photos it's taken. I've been on a quest to collect the best point & shoots I can find ( it's not so easy ), and something like this would fit right in.
OK...busted. The Epson scanner I bought almost a year ago still sits in the box. I suppose I just lost interest in digitizing the film. However, I used the Z2X for a decade or so and thought it was superb in every way. I'm very curious why they seem to be ignored. Not long ago a black one with data back went for $12. Since there is still a roll of film loaded in the camera, I'll shoot the remainder and have it scanned. David
Post by paulhofseth on Jul 11, 2015 12:02:25 GMT -5
A late reflection on the demise of your pocketable Leicas:
Leitz, alias Leica ,got taken over by various investors.
They experimented with farming out their trademark, with buying in hardware and with providing optical designs and quality control to others. Their conclusion seems to be that their excellent mechanical and optical skills are better rewarded in the luxury market. Also, the digital change has made it absolutely necessary to leave the film P&S market.
Once they stop working, the ones with fixed optics can be cannibalized with its lens reused (google: VNex)