Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Pradovit P150--very nice
From: "Richard W. Hemingway" <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 14:14:10 -0500


>Leica has a lens adaptor sleeve (plastic, uncataloged item, around $90)
>which will allow the use of their lenses, and I'm wondering if anyone's
>tried this, and can vouch for the results, as Carousel projectors do appear
Yes, I have and I still have the sleeve and an older 90 colorplan CF lens
that I used on the Kodak Ektagraph III.  I got the lens and sleeve with a
Leitz Pradolux RT-300 (made by Singer) which I gave to my daughter and then
got back and gave the Ektagraph to her in trade.  I currently use a P2002
with both the colorplan 90 CF (newest) and the superplan 90 FF lenses.  The
RT-300 sits with the 90 colorplan and sleeve at the back of a closet.

The RT-300 was made to accomodate the Kodak Carousel trays and I had to use
the sleeve with the colorplan.  Kodak lenses would fit directly.

After giving the RT-300 to my daughter with Kodak projection lenses (you
can see the kind of father I am!) I used the colorplan and sleeve with the
Ektagraph.  It worked quite well. The interesting thing was that the Kodak
projector showed more curvature in the projected slides than either the RT
or 2002 with the same lens!!!  That was the main reason for getting the RT
back, as well as being able to use a stack loader.  However, I like the
2002 so much I don't use the stack loader - just put the news slides in a

BTW the RT-300 gave really great results.  I notice in the back of
shutterbug that one company in Ca works on them.  I think that a used one
goes for about $ 300.00 (anyone want to trade an R4 above 1,600,000???)  or
buy it???

Dick Hemingway