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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. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!