Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/27[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I have a friend who does a great deal of insect macro work and he bought three when Leica got out of the Visoflex line. Leica and his store were dumping them so the lenses were cheap, cheap, cheap. He has only had two problems. One, paint flecks from the aperture blades. It got so he could disassemble and clean out the flecks in the dark with one hand behind his back. Two, he rigged up an adaptor so he could mount the 65 mm to his tilt and shift bellows (Minolta I think) and he quickly found the the lens doesn't shift worth a damn. It's acceptable image circle covers a 35 mm neg and that is all she wrote. John Collier Vick Ko asked: > Anyone out there use the 65mm Elmar lens for the Visoflex? > > Can you tell me how the lens performed? > > Was its performance maximized as a macro lens?