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Subject: [Leica] Steinheil
From: leica_r8 at (Aram)
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:57:13 +0000
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Sonny.  You have an Edixa?  Wow.  That was my first SLR camera in about 
1971.  I had it until 1975 when I loaned it to a friend who was taking a 
trip to Germany.  He left it on the plane when he returned and I never saw 
it again.  I really liked that camera.  The pentaprism could pop off so you 
could use it overhead or down low.  The shutter release was on the front of 
the camera, a much more natural position while holding it.  Mind had a light 
meter, not TTL, of course, but it worked just fine.  I wish I still had 
mine.  I forget what model mine was.  Every once in a while I look at them 
on the internet to see if I can find one.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Sonny Carter
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:27 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Steinheil

I have several Steiheil lenses,  My Edixa reflex has three, a Regula
King RM  was my second 35mm camera has a fixed lens, and I have
somewhere a wide angle for an Argus c44.

They're all middle priced, serviceable lenses, I haven't shot them in
years, though the ones for the Edixa, I tried on my Sony camera.  It
was OK

I think you can find better LTM lenses at that price.  They are good
lenses but not spectacular.  Just because it is old, German or hard to
find doesn't make it rare.  I'd guess that the VF that comes with it,
just gives you a 35mm view.


Natchitoches, Louisiana
Oldest Permanent Settlement in the Louisiana Purchase


On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 1:39 PM Jean-Michel Mertz via LUG
<lug at> wrote:
> I've come across a Steinheil orthostigmat 35, f4.5 - 39 LTM. It says 
> Steinheil M?nchen US zone. Probably made in the 50s. There's a specific 
> viewfinder that comes with it. Anyone familiar with that company and maybe 
> this lens? Worth buying (perfect condition, would go for ? 150)? Thanks 
> for any comments! JM
> Jean-Michel Mertz
> 68750 - Bergheim
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Replies: Reply from j2m46 at (Jean-Michel Mertz) ([Leica] Steinheil - Aram)
In reply to: Message from j2m46 at (Jean-Michel Mertz) ([Leica] Steinheil)
Message from sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter) ([Leica] Steinheil)