Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 14167 adapter
From: thibault collin <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 10:49:13 +0200

Thanks a lot Mike.

At 14:03 01/09/1998 EDT, you wrote:
>The 14127 was designed for use of Viso lenses on the original Leicaflex
>Standard.  It had an aperture scale on the adapter mount that simulated
>aperture settings for the meter.  The 14167 was for the use of  Viso lenses on
>the Leicaflex SL and SL-2 or the Leicaflex standard.  It looks like a plain
>extension tube, but contained a null cam to set the cameras meter in a
>"neutral" position so that meter readings could be taken in the "stop down"
>mode, i.e. at the working aperture.  Later 14167 adapters sometimes were
>marked with and asterisk 14167*, and were fitted with the proper null cam to
>couple to the meter in the R series cameras (R-3 - R-7) to allow for the
>proper stop down (working aperture) meter measurement with these cameras.  The
>14167 can be readily fitted with teh proper R cam.  Without it, there is no
>reliable meter function with the R cameras.
>Mike Swiek