Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/02

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Subject: [Leica] visoflex help
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Fri Feb 2 06:24:49 2007
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Welcome to the ancient art of Visoflexing.

Go here:


And learn all about it. A few of our lads contributed their expertise  
in putting this together. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to  
find the real experts on the Visoflex.

Now my ideas about what I consider the best way to go.

1. Get a 65mm Elmar and a focusing mount for it. It will fit right on  
the Viso II and focus from infinity to about 1:2. No bellows  
required. This is the expensive way depending on what you can get the  
lens for.

2. Get a bellows II for your Visoflex and the head from a 135/4 Tele- 
Elmar. (The lens head unscrews from the focusing tube). If you are  
lucky the bellows will come with the proper adapter. The adapter is  
16558 and will take the 65mm head without the focus mount and the  
Tele-Elmar. This is much cheaper then option 1. The 135/4 is  
reasonably priced and it can be a beater as long as the glass is clean.

This is a starter but read the Visoflex page. There are many options  
with different lenses. You can even use enlarging lenses if you like.


On Feb 2, 2007, at 3:00 AM, G Hopkinson wrote:

> Dear fellow Lug folk. I must again request the expert help of my  
> fellow Leica people. I will shortly have a Visoflex II body with a
> Visoflex III eye level finder. Purportedly this will fit on my M7.
> Would you folks please tell me exactly what I need to acquire to  
> take some close up type shots? I had in mind flowers etc, perhaps
> to 1:2 magnification?
> Can I use an existing M mount fifty or others?  Do I need any  
> adaptor or extension tube to make this work?
> I'm very confused as I know some LTM lens fit on some Visoflex  
> versions.
> Thanks again. This is such a great community with a wealth of  
> expertise amongst the alcohol and weather posts ;-)
> Cheers
> Hoppy
> Shooting with a Rolleicord today!
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