Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/08/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Leica R telescope converter
From: Duncan Young <>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 22:38:46 +0100
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I too have one of these.  I mostly use it on the 280 F4 (sometimes with a 2x 
converter (but it does gets a little dark).  That gives about a 22x (or 44x) 
magnification.  The view through this combination is spectacular (having said 
that I haven't used a spotting scope so I have nothing to compare with). It 
isn't as good as binoculars etc as far as ease of use, but as far as making a 
long lens into an amazing telescope its brilliant. 

If you were to only use it on shorter lenses, my opinion is to get a separate 
pair of binoculars, since they would be much easier to use.


On Tuesday 14 August 2001  3:50 pm, Marc James Small wrote:
> At 04:00 PM 8/14/01 +0800, wrote:
> >Has anybody use the Leica R telescope converter before?  Any comments or
> >feedback will be greatly appreciated.
> I own one.  Used to use it on my SL/R gear before I became civilized and
> dumped the stuff.  Now, I use it with a 14127 adapter on my M Telyts or
> with a T-mount adapter on my APO-Televid to produce 64X, the highest power
> possible on this fine spotting scope while remaining pure Leica.
> It's a neat piece.
> Marc
>  FAX:  +540/343-7315
> Cha robh bąs fir gun ghrąs fir!

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