Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/06/11

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Subject: [Leica] Favorite Non-Leica-Leica Lens?
From: marcsmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Wed Jun 11 12:03:57 2008
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At 02:04 PM 6/11/2008, Mark Rabiner wrote:

 >Anyway somebody DID come out with a 180 did they not for rangefinder?
 >Who? Canon?
 >For screw mount I think.

Well, Zeiss-Ikon had Carl Zeiss Jena produce a 
6.3/18cm lens early on and then went up to a 
2,8/18cm direct-mount Sonnar for the Contax at 
the '36 games.  The mavens of Zeiss then came up 
unhappy with the difficulty of this 
arrangment.  Then they built the first version of 
the Flekoskop, clearly a loss on the market, and 
bear in mind that the Contax II and III had a 
REALLY large baseline for its rangefinder, a 
baseline only exceeded by the Kodak Ektra in the 
history of miniature-format RF cameras.

Me?  I have a couple of those Ukrainian 2X 
adapters and thus can couple up my 2/8.5cm CZJ 
Sonnar T (Peter Dechert's old lens, for you guys 
who remember him) and thus have a 4/17cm 
combination.  I have never had a problem 
accurately focusing this on a late LTM camera.

Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!

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