Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/04[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Some time back. I sent my 40 to Focal Point for a CLA. As it turned out I had some printing that came up. I slapped a 50 on the V35 and lo and behold, everything was out of focus. I tried adjusting the column and the helical focusing ring, nothing worked. So I went over to my Leica dealer, Terry's Camera in Long Beach CA, explained my problem. He dug in one of those magical camera store drawers and pulled out an extension tube and said something to the effect "try this kid, it might solve your problem." Well, I went back to my darkroom, put the puppy on and presto it was within range. I adjusted the column for the 50, and everything else is history. I think the non Leitz 50 mm lens used on the cheaper model, if you can believe that, was a Rodenstock Eurygon. A variant for "retch my guts out" I believe. Slobodan Dimitrov Marc James Small wrote: > > At 01:10 PM 2/4/2001 -0800, S Dimitrov wrote: > >The 50 will work with an extension tube, can't remember which one. > >Otherwise you'll need to raise the easel off the baseboard by several inches. > > Now, this is odd. Leica sold the V35 with both a 40mm Focotar and some > Schneider (or was it Rodenstock?) 50mm lens as the lower-priced spread. I > do not recall any discussion of an extension tube -- or is this just > another one of my many senior moments? > > Marc > > firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 > Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!