Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] An odd bit of Leica gear
From: "William Butz" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 07:16:30 -0800
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Marty, you just found one of the best kept secrets of  Leica
world. The Aristophot system was sold in the late fifties
for close-up work and was made with typical Leica quality.
The best and only model to buy is the Model III with the
Linhof back. This takes a Linhof roll film holder so you can
use Tech Pan. The shutter system is mounted in rubber and
has a micro focus system that is the best I have ever seen.
A whole set of fifties 35mm close-up accessories fit on the
rail for use with the M or R. Three systems have come up on
e-bay in the last month and sold in the $200-$400 range.
They must have cost thousands when new. Bill

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