Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/22

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Focusing Screen OT Rollei 2.8 F
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 10:28:53 -0500

Hi Tim,  I have a 2x3 Galvin view camera which is very simple and light.
Good for hauling around the N. GA mountains, and I like the ease of roll
film use (no need to remove the screen to use a roll film back).  I mainly
use a 65mm f8 Super Angulon on this camera, but occasionally use a 150mm
Fujinon.  The slow glass was killing me when trying to view on a standard
ground glass screen.  Even under a dark cloth, the image was still almost
completely black.  With the Maxwell screen I rarely even need the dark cloth
any more.

Bill asked me a ton of questions about how I used this camera and what
lenses I used to determine which screen to recommend, and I couldn't be
happier with the results.  I can't remember which screen he ended up sending
me.  Hi-Lux something or other, I think.  I have never used a beattie
screen, but the boss screen sounds way to fragile for me.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Tim Atherton []
Subject: Re: [Leica] Focusing Screen OT Rollei 2.8 F

What size of view camera and which screen. I talked to Bill about it ages
ago, but then never got round to it. Do you use it for wide angle and
general lenses as well? How do you find it overall.
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