Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/05/26

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Subject: [Leica] 135 Elmar on M8
From: leicam4pro at (John Biava)
Date: Sat May 26 12:12:46 2007

The same reason I bought the Bellows II and the Viso accessories.  My 
thought is you can't really learn photography with automatic cameras....
  But I will confess that I often used the Nikons with an adapter to 
simplify metering.  I later bought a Minolta Flashmeter III and one day I 
spotted the  accesory sensor for it in used dept at Schiller in St. Louis.  
It can be used to meter from the film plane or off the groundglass of the 
focusing screen.
  Then my eye troubles started and I have never used accessory finder.  But 
the flashmeter also works as a normal lightmeter and I have used that a lot,
  But if you also shoot with Nikons, try to find a used Bellows IV and the 
matching copy attachment.  The front standard movements are wonderful for 
close-up work.
  I was also curious to compare my 90 Summilux with the Nikkor 85 and 105.   
The Summi is a little softer at ?2.0
Leonard Taupier <> wrote:

  And curiosity is part of it. The challenge of making beautiful photos with 
50 and 60 year old equipment is also part of it.


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