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Subject: [Leica] ZEISS BIOTAR 58/2 TEST
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Tue Dec 16 22:26:26 2008
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I may be way off in my recollection of the camera.  I recall that I either 
got it in a trade for a revolver, or that I traded it for a revolver, can't 
recall things that happened forty years ago in great detail.  I do recall 
that, in examining the camera, I found that, though there was no flash 
fitting installed in the camera body, beneath the covering there was wiring 
for a flash connection to the shutter mechanism.

I can't recall the inscribed name, but seem to connect it to some model of 
Contax or Practica.  I don't recall anything about the lens except that I 
could not find a way to remove it. It was my first encounter with an SLR 

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc James Small" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] ZEISS BIOTAR 58/2 TEST

> At 10:39 PM 12/16/2008, Jim Nichols wrote:
> >
> >I hope you enjoy another fine camera from the past.  Your examples 
> >indicate
> >that the Biotar produces nice results.  I had, at one time, a very early
> >version of that camera series, which did not have a removable lens.
> Jim
> For the life of me, I cannot figure out what camera that would have been. 
> All of the Prakticas which I can recall had removeable lenses, M40 through 
> the War and then M42, later picked up by the Contax S line.  There were 
> some miniature-format folders with non-removeable optics but none of 
> these, to my fairly certain knowledge, had the 2/5.8cm or 2/58mm Biotar.
> So I am at a bit of a loss.
> Earlier this evening, my wife and I watched one of the newish Miss Marple 
> Mysteries on DVD and, early on, one of the characters was giving a 
> slide-show talk about an arctic expedition.  His slide projector was 
> clearly a Leitz Prado of some sort, and the slides were clearly 
> medium-format, but I could pick no further details from the DVD.  I used 
> to own a bunch of these fefore I simplified my life and sold them, 
> replacing them with that ultimate tank, a Kiev 66, a most efficient answer 
> to the standard projection of standard MF slides.
> Marc
> Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!
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