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Subject: [Leica] Questions about Visoflex III
From: michiel.fokkema at (Michiel Fokkema)
Date: Sun Mar 16 03:24:00 2008
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Hi Luis,

The visoflex 3 has a standard M bayonet. Therefore you can use all your 
lenses on the visoflex but you will not have infinity focus.
But if you only want to do macro it is no problem. I'd say that a 50 or 
90 will give the best results. Which one yo use depends on the 
magnification you want. 35 and shorter as well as zoom lenses are 
probably not the best choice.
But yes the 65 is the lens to use for macro on a visoflex. The 135 tele 
elmar is good also and quit cheap. Make sure you get one with the first 
barrel because the later can't be used.
The meter in the m6 will work fine but only with mirror up.
The way to work is: compose the picture using the viso, get the mirror 
out of the way, set aperture, set speed while using the M6 vf.
Becuase of this hassle I decided the best visoflex is a Leica SLR and I 
bought a R3 which  cost about the same as a visoflex:-)

Cheers and have fun,

Michiel Fokkema

Luis Ripoll wrote:
> Hi,
> I've purchased on e-Bay a Visofex III with the adapter 16464 for Elmar 65,
> Elmar & Tele Elmar 135, and Elmarit 90. I don't have any of these lenses, 
> my
> questions are:
> 1.- Can I use my other lenses on the Visoflex?. I have only "modern" 
> lenses:
> Summicron & Summilix 35, Various 50mm, Summilux 75, Summicron 90/2AA & T-E
> 90/2,8, and the Apo-Telyt 135/3,4.
> 2.- Which lens do you recommend for macrophotography, IMO the 65 is 
> probably
> the best. I'm not going to use telephoto.
> 3.- I suppose that metering through the M6 and later models will be precise
> Thank you very much in advance for your help, opinions, and infornation
> Saludos cordiales
> Luis
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