Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] weird lens
From: "Isaac H Crawford" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 14:02:27 -0500

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Date: Wednesday, January 27, 1999 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] weird lens

>Isaac, the problem with the f2/2" ELCAN is the size of the rear mount- and
>fact that most of the Vinten cameras had a fixed infinity focus. You would
>have to make a helicoil to focus it and probably 'carve" out a larger
>lensmount in the M-body. I thought that it could become an interesting lens
>for 120 film - a kind of Hasselblad SWC camera with the filmback closer to
>rear mount. Let me know if you manage to fit it on a M - nothing like a
>challenge and it would be a truly unique M lens!
>Tom A

How about putting it on a view camera? Do you know what kind of image circle
it projects? Could it cover 6x9, or would only cover 6x6? I could get this
lens pretty cheap and use it with roll film backs on my 4x5... Sounds like
it could be fun!