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Subject: [Leica] Questions about Visoflex III
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll)
Date: Mon Mar 17 17:35:31 2008
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Hi Marc,

Thank you very much for your details, they helped me to know more.

I really appreciate your time to explain all this, thank you again!

Saludos cordiales

-----Mensaje original-----
[] En nombre de
Marc James Small
Enviado el: domingo, 16 de marzo de 2008 23:01
Para: Leica Users Group
Asunto: Re: [Leica] Questions about Visoflex III

At 06:03 AM 3/16/2008, Luis Ripoll wrote:
 >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

You can use any Leitz or Leica M BM lens but they will not focus to
infinity.  Many of the  longer M lenses made into the 1980's will unscrew to
permit their use on a Visoflex while preerving infinity focus.  Pick up a
copy of Erwin Puts' 
Leica CD-ROM as this includes Viso II and III instruction sheets which
explain lens and adapter compatibility.

The best choice for microphotography are the Carl Zeiss Luminars and the
Leitz Photars, though you have to kludge an adapter to fit the Bellows II.
The 3.5/65 Elmar is a solid macro lens, especially the second version.

You have to lift the mirror out of the light path to allow metering on the
M6 and its offspring but, yes, the metering is extremely precise.

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