Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/29[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
The combination, to make a 4.5/135 Hektor work on a Visoflex II, IIa, or III, would have to be 135mm from film plane to lens -- to make these calculations easy, Leitz insisted on using HONEST long-focus lenses and none of this short-circuit telephoto stuff which the lesser houses, such as Zeiss and Schneider, used. Let's try the math: body depth, M camera: 27.8mm Visoflex depth, M Viso 40.0mm Your adapter 49.0mm total to this point 116.8mm remaining depth 8.2mm So, if your lens head sticks out more than 1/4", you're out of luck and have the wrong adapter. As I recall -- without running upstairs and checking my 4/135 Elmar -- the Hektor lens head projects about an entire inch. So you probably have an adapter which is about 15mm or 20mm too thick. Or could your problem be the OUBIO? Are you sure this is an OUBIO? It should have this, or the later catalogue number, engraved on it. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!