Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/01/23

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Subject: [Leica] Re:M8 sighting now how many retinas equal a busch
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Wed Jan 23 11:57:40 2008
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My finest surprise lens hack occurred when I put my 50mm Mamiya-Sekor  
from my Universal kit on my 4x5 Toyo. It covered the 4x5 frame, when  
focused for table top work, with only slight vignetting and lack of  
sharpness in the very corners. Sharp as a tack across most of the  
frame; and depth of field to die for. Here's a 40x60 print of a  
catalog cover shot with this lens on 4x5 chrome:
Really could not have achieved this with too many other lens/format  

Unfortunately the whole Mamiya Universal kit was stolen in Sante Fe  
in 1988. I've been trying to find a good copy of that lens ever since.

On Jan 23, 2008, at 1:22 PM, wrote:

>  I've got a 75mm f/3.5 Tessar in
> helical mount (no shutter) from something like a Mentor Reflex  
> mounted on a
> Speed Graphic.  It gives a circular image on 4x5 but without fisheye
> distortion.  I've also taken elements out of cheap preset lenses  
> just to play
> around with the resulting odd effects.

Fond regards,
Picture A Week -

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