Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] weird lens
From: "Isaac H Crawford" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 21:44:57 -0500

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Date: Tuesday, January 26, 1999 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] weird lens

>Isaac, the 2" f2 lens comes from a Vinten aerial camera. It is a British
>aerial camera and the lens is designed to cover 120/70 mm film. The
>of the lens is very close to the filmplane and it cant be modified for use
>a M or-Flex,

Why couldn't it be used on an "M"? Would it actually go into the shutter? We
seemed to be able to get infinity focus while looking at the ground glass on
an M6... The Xpan thing is intriging...

TIA Isaac