Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/09/15

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Visoflexing
From: hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:13:16 +1000
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One good VisoPet deserves another! Maybe they are like those
Poke/Tamogotchie thingies our kids collected whole menageries of.
(Elmar 135, Viso M8)


On 16 September 2010 11:38, Rei Shinozuka <shino at> 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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Replies: Reply from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] IMG: Visoflexing)
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