Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/06/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] FS - 560/6.8 Telyt trombone! What is this thing?
From: Rei Shinozuka <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 13:01:11 -0400
References: <> <>

there are 2 versions, the viso mount which does not require any adapter
for any viso II or III, and and the R mount which will not fit on a viso.  
the viso version can be used with an adapter with the R body (and with other 
adapters with many other SLRs, such as n*k*n and c*n*n).  the reason is that 
viso lenses are designed with an extremely long flange-to-film distance 
(think about it, the distance includes the M flange to film distance 
plus the width of the mirror box.) so there is plenty of room for 
adapters to any 35mm SLR.  

from what i've seen the viso version is rarer.  i picked a mint 560/400 viso set
from *b*y a while back for $1500.  i use it for my son's t-ball games.  the 
shoulder support and trombone style focusing are very ergonomic.  and because
of its simple 2-element design it is quite light despite its size.  

- -rei

On Sat, Jun 21, 2003 at 10:36:19PM +1000, Alan Walsh wrote:
> Rick,
> If it's the one I think it is (Fletcher's Photo), its been there for 
> some time, so the price may be negotiable. The Telyt obviously can't be 
> used on all those newly acquired digital cameras out there ;-)
> I thought about buying it myself for use with a M2 and Visoflex, but 
> doubted whether I could find the Viso adaptor.
> Cheers
> Alan W
> On Saturday, June 21, 2003, at 09:55  AM, Alastair Firkin wrote:
> >Not often, if you don't want it, let me know ;-)
> >On Saturday, Jun 21, 2003, at 08:18 Australia/Melbourne, Douglas Herr 
> >wrote:
> >
> >>Rick Dykstra <> wrote:
> >>
> >>>So is one of these in good nick, with stock and trunk worth
> >>>$1100 US?
> >>
> >>Hard to say; it's kind of scarce, the price is a little higher than 
> >>I'd pay a private party but then the extension tube, polarizing 
> >>filter and case should add some to the value.  I also have no idea 
> >>how often you'll see one of these in the land of Oz.
> >>
> >>
> >>Doug Herr
> >>Birdman of Sacramento
> >>

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Rei Shinozuka
Ridgewood, New Jersey

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