Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/11/14

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Subject: [Leica] (sans objet)
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Wed Nov 14 15:00:24 2007
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Claude is having a problem matching up the 135 Elmar, not the Tele- 
Elmar. These lenses have totally different formulas. I have no way of  
comparing the screw threads as I don't have the older Elmar.


On Nov 14, 2007, at 4:38 PM, Henning Wulff wrote:

>> Hi Henning,
>> Don't mix up the Elmar and the tele-elmar.
>> To mount the tele-elmar you have to pull of the lowest light  
>> baffle. the large thread to the front is only used to mount the  
>> lens head in the normal schnecke.
>> The later tele-elmar had a different mount which i don't think can  
>> unscrew the head.
>> Best regards,
>> Michiel Fokkema
>> Henning Wulff wrote:
>>>>  Claude, I must have sent too much information. You may like to  
>>>> re-read my reply. You need the OTZFO universal focusing adaptor,  
>>>> the
>>>>  number is 16464 or 16465, The other adaptors screw into that  
>>>> one. It does fit. I have it in front of me. I assembled it for  
>>>> you to
>>>>  double check.
>>>>  Camera body>Visoflex II or III>OTZFO>16471>16472> lens head.  
>>>> This is the Leitz Wetzlar f4 135, made between 1960 and 1965. It  
>>>> has a
>>>>  chrome body. There was a version sold as head only. I haven't  
>>>> seen that. It was replace by the Tele-Elmar
> No, both these lenses are Tele-Elmars. Clearly the identical  
> optical construction; just when you unscrew the head of the one it  
> has non-standard attachment threads and location of threads. I'll  
> get the details tomorrow after I look at it again.
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