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Subject: [Leica] Questions about Visoflex III
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll)
Date: Sun Mar 16 03:32:49 2008
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Hi Michiel,

Thanks so much, your information was useful. I was just not sure if I can
use my not Visoflex lenses on it, and I'll see what I have without using the
infinity focus.

On my previous experience with the R equipment I've sold, my most usual lens
was the 90 woroing on magnifications on the range between 1:2 - 1:3. It is a
good idea have an R3 with a 60 macro, but if can do all with a unique
equipment (M) I think is preferable.

The 65 looks nice, but expensive!

Thank you very much again,
Saludos cordiales

-----Mensaje original-----
[] En nombre de
Michiel Fokkema
Enviado el: domingo, 16 de marzo de 2008 11:24
Para: Leica Users Group
Asunto: Re: [Leica] Questions about Visoflex III

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
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"
> 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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