Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] The joy of tripods
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 06:43:38 +0100

Hi Nigel,

I do like the tripod bush on my Hektor. On the other hand, I guess Leica felt
that since the Apo Telyt is considerably shorter, there was no need to put a
bush on it.


Nigel B Watson wrote:

> Guaging from tripod-mounted comparisons of my 135/4 in the focussing
> mount on a Viso II (tripod secured to the mirror box) vs. the lens
> mounted to the body but cantilevered off the M's offset tripod bush, it
> is a pity Leica did not revert to putting the tripod bush on the 135's
> lens barrel.  I have an LTM Hektor and an early M-mount Elmar, both of
> which have a tripod bush, and find that it is a much more stable
> arrangement.

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Nathan Wajsman
Overijse, Belgium

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