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Subject: [Leica] Questions about Visoflex III
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll)
Date: Sun Mar 16 13:06:42 2008
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Hi Rei,

Thanks for all your information, I thin that the chrome version is quite

Best regards

-----Mensaje original-----
[] En nombre de
Rei Shinozuka
Enviado el: domingo, 16 de marzo de 2008 16:06
Para: Leica Users Group
Asunto: Re: [Leica] Questions about Visoflex III

the 65 comes in 2 flavors, crome and black.  the black is later and
supposedly the better formulation.  it's harder to come by; i've only seen
it once, and that time i bought it, for something like 6-7 bills, with the
focusing mount.


On Mar16 08:59, Leonard Taupier wrote:
> Hi Luis,
> For your purpose the 65mm macro with the focusing mount is the easiest 
> to use and will focus to infinity. Expect to pay $400 to $500 US for 
> the pair. As far as regular M lenses don't forget the Viso housing 
> will be a long extension tube so the 35mm and 50mm will have the lens 
> so close to the subject it will be pretty much unusable. All of the 
> lenses with removable heads require the bellows. And as Michiel 
> mentioned take meter readings with the mirror up. I have many 
> adapters, bellows and lens heads but find I go for the 65mm first.
> Best Regards,
> Len
> On Mar 16, 2008, at 6:03 AM, 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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Rei Shinozuka
Ridgewood, New Jersey

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