Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/11

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Subject: Viso?
From: (Phil Payne)
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 20:53:26 GMT

> The III can be
> removed from the camera in one piece, the II must have its prism housing
> removed to mount and unmount it. The III is bigger and taller than the
> II; it's tall enough that it leaves an empty space between the bottom of
> its prism and the camera top plate; I'm not sure, but I think this is so
> it can be used on the M5, which is taller than a normal M body. The II
> will definitly not fit an M5.
> I have never seen this mentioned elsewhere, even in Leitz
> literature/catalogues, but I had one installed when I bought both together
> (an M5 and Viso III) from a knowledgable dealer. Sadly he didn't let me keep
> the old release arm, but the M5 version works on my present M6 though is
> screwed to one of its maximum settings.

My Visoflex III was modified for M5 use by Leitz in Wetzlar.  The arm
wasn't changed - but the release button (the one that screws up and
down) has a removeable section on the bottom for use with the M5.
You just screw it back in to use another other M.

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Phil Payne