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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Visoflexing
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 21:49:12 -0400
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On Sep 15, 2010, at 9:38 PM, Rei Shinozuka wrote:

> George Lottermoser recently put up the nicest Viso picture I'd ever seen.  
> Given that the M9 was in the hospital with a bad pixel, I thought I'd try 
> my hand at the Viso thing with the M8.   I've accumulated  a big box of 
> Viso gear in my closet, starting with a 280 Telyt-V and a Viso III I 
> bought from Emanuel Lowi  back in 2002.
> I'm not a bug guy or a macro guy, so here's my first "nature image."  It's 
> not Muffin's prettiest portrait, but it's much closer than I can get with 
> my M lenses.  And not a bad wide-open 1/60th second image  for a 
> 49-year-old lens:
> 280 Telyt-V + Televit + Visoflex III + M8
> Since Visoflexes are pretty arcane these days, here's what the Viso setup 
> itself looks like:
> NOTE: My Viso needed a little tweaking, on the M8 it was definitely 
> showing  close on the film/sensor plane compared to the ground glass 
> image.  I did some googling, and discovered that the Visoflex has shims 
> under the ground glass carrier which can be used to correct the ground 
> glass to the sensor.  In my case, I had to add one thick and one thin 
> shim, which I had handy from a junk box of Viso parts:
> I might try the viso out on my daughters on the soccer field this weekend. 
> While I doubt I'll be able to get good action shots,  maybe I'll come home 
> with something nice. Besides a sore arm--that stuff is heavy!
> -rei
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