BEOON

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  • Code names - BEOON - 16511
  • Production era - 1959-1970 (Laney says 1970 was its last catalog reference, but BEOON was still in production after 1970)
  • Type - Small copying stand for scales of reproduction of 1 : 1 to 1 : 3. Designed for Leica M3, it can be used with Visoflex (portion shown ghosted at left) and many cameras w/ the equivalent of a 35 or 50 mm lens. The stand consists of an open base with a helicoid threaded column, platform with circular hole for securing the camera lens or the included M39 extension tubes A, B, C & D plus a 5 X loupe (shown at left of base). The loupe is used to check focus when using a rangefinder camera. The open base (w/ three included masks) allows use on a light table for transparencies.
  • Variants - Dark gray or green hammertone
  • Accessories - Visoflex, OTZFO, Focotar - 1 1:4.5 / 50 mm, OTRPO, 1:3.5 / 65 Elmar in combinations as various as the photographer's imagination
  • Preceded by - BEHOO
  • In the box - see components (in green) image below
  • Reference

Comment

  • On the street - $US 359, £BP 149 in 2014
  • Forum discussion
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      • Quote from Forum discussion [2] # 23 (above) ". . . the Leica 16511 Copy Stand used in conjunction with a light box is the best way to go. It offers magnification of 1.1 to 1.3 and comes with a focus finder and is ideally suitable for a 50mm Summicron and an M6. Brian Bower recommends it in his book Leica M photography - David & Charles page 92 and Theo Scheerer also sings it's praises in his earlier book The Leica and the Leica System - Fountain Press page 82." -Kenneth
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