Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2019/08/14

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Subject: [Leica] Putting X-Synch on a 100 Year Old Camera - Verito
From: amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak)
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:29:59 -0500

On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 Richard Man <richard at>wrote:

>Alan, if you ever want to sell your  9" f/4 Wollensak Verito Diffused Focus
>lens, let me know. I love soft focus lens....
I would NEVER part with this lens.  When I saw it in the display case at
the camera store in 1985, I knew right away
what a find it was.  I guess they didn't, since it was priced at $12, and
had a card next to it that read "paperweight?"
At the same time I also bought a 19th century French brass focusing
magnifier, also for $12.  The photo gods must
have been with me that week, since a day or two later I found the Graflex
at another photo place and it was the
perfect camera for the Verito, being an SLR.


Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Services
UPAA Photographer of the Year 1978
UPAA Master of the Profession 2014
amr3 at

"All the technique in the world doesn't compensate
 for an inability to notice. " - Elliott Erwitt

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