Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 1.25 magnifier with 135mm lens
From: John Collier <>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 11:35:17 -0700

I agree and disagree B.D. I have a Hektor and, though it works well, it 
is a rather small frameline set to work with and I just tend to use the 
lens on the visoflex with the bellows. I also used an  SL2 with a 
135/2.8. I was happy with the results but the focusing in low light was 
a bit touch and go. My compromise is a 135/2.8-M E55. The image is life 
size and I can open both eyes or even betterr if I use the 1.25x 
magnifier but then lose the ability to open both eyes. It is fairly 
close to the actual size of the SLR screen and I can focus much easier 
in low light. I am still trying it out and we will see whether its 
greater weight will be too much of a liability.

John Collier

On Monday, November 18, 2002, at 10:29 AM, bdcolen wrote:

> I'm surprised - well, no I'm not - that no one here has pointed out 
> that
> while there are many people who have 135s for their rangefinder 
> cameras,
> the 135 is really a lens best used with an SLR....;-)

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