Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Elpro and 180/4
From: Doug Herr <>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 07:07:26 -0700

on 4/20/02 6:02 AM, Aram Langhans at wrote:

> I am going with the 180/4 thanks to the massive input I got from everyone.
> Thanks.
> While waiting for my 180 I thought I'd ask about the most desirable Elpro.
> Many of you told me that the 180/4 is a good candidate for an Elpro.  Which
> one(s) should I get?  Which one will take off where the lenses close focus
> point is and get me even closer w/o much overlap?  Ane w/o much loss in
> quality.
> I know Contax has some similar devices at E55.  What are they called?  I
> have searched on that auction site but don't know what to call them.  I
> tried close-up filters but no hits.  If course, maybe no one is selling them
> at this time.  The word "Elpro" easy to find.
Aram, I'll try measuring object fields & such this weekend (I'll be off-line
until Sunday PM) with my ELPRO VIIa and VIIb adapted to the Elmar.  The
comparable E55 ELPROS are 3 and 4.
Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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