Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/08/29

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica] Komura extender
From: "Mārtiņš Zelmenis" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 13:16:34 +0300

Well, the stuff you're getting with this item is Leica's no more! The good
thing about this is you like it.


>I picked up a used (optically unmarked) Komura 2X
>LTM/M tele-extender the other day. It was missing a
>case, but complete with a (new) LTM/M adapter and the
>unusual viewer.
>I shot some test pictures on ISO 400 print film (Kodak
>Ultra) using an M6ttl and an old 90/f4 LTM Elmar, and
>the results were surprisingly good. Contrast was fine
>and looking at the negs with a 40X magnifier shows
>quite acceptable resolution - not far off the 90 by
>itself. (Shooting at an indicated f8)
>I was surprised by this, since the (few) comments in
>the archives about this item were pretty negative. I
>guess I got a good one (or a fortunate lens/extender
>The viewer is a triumph of design over function. While
>it has a neat double-L zoom frame and parallax
>adjustment, the frame is more square than the 35mm
>format and the lines are relatively faint. It is also
>huge (even bigger than the new Leica multi finder).
>I think that the extender alone will join my LTM
>travel kit. The 90/f4 is a tiny jewel and having a 180
>(admittedly f8) available for a size
>not-much-bigger-than an M rear lens cap will
>undoubtedly be handy.
>Steve Patriquen
>Do You Yahoo!?
>Make international calls for as low as $.04/minute with Yahoo! Messenger