Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/16

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Subject: [Leica] Questions about Visoflex III
From: hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Sun Mar 16 15:35:04 2008
References: <001c01c8874d$078000c0$2101a8c0@luispersonal> <>

Len makes a very good point about the 35mm and 50mm. However you definitely
do not need the bellows to use the detachable heads. There are also tubes
available to get you closer as well. I have sent you the details of which
parts work with which. I agree that the bellows are an excellent and
versatile way to use the lenses but they are not essential.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Leonard Taupier
Sent: Sunday, 16 March 2008 22:59
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Questions about Visoflex III

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,

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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In reply to: Message from luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll) ([Leica] Questions about Visoflex III)
Message from len-1 at (Leonard Taupier) ([Leica] Questions about Visoflex III)