Visoflex I

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  • Production era - 1951-1959 - Micro version 1953-1961 - Bayonet version 1955-1959
  • Code names
    • OZUPO 16484 - Viso I (housing only, for screw-type cameras & lenses)
    • OZYXO 16485 - Viso I with 5 x vertical magnifier LVFOO shown at left (camera not shown)
    • IFLEX - Scientific micro version with rotating clear or diffused focusing screen in screw and bayonet types
    • OZXOM, OZYXO-M 16482 - Bayonet version with LVFOO
  • Type - Mirror reflex housing
  • Optical depth - 62.5 mm screw mount version (same as precursor, Ploot); 63.5 mm bayonet version
  • Weight - 1.35 kg /2.98 lb
  • Variants - Early w/ black retention ring (left), later w/ chrome (right); pre-bayonet versions had the accessory shoe mounted lower than the later screw and M-versions
  • Included cable releases (see also FINOT OPKOM OZWTO OZWTO-M GIIFT)
    • OZWTO 16492 - Double cable release, screw cameras
    • GIIFT - Cable release for micro versions IFLEX and MIKAS
    • OZTOM 16491 - Double cable release, bayonet cameras
  • Available Viso I magnifiers
    • PAMOO - 90 degree 5 x eyepiece (developed for Ploot) with reverse image
    • LVFOO - Straight (chimney) 5 x eyepiece (rig w/o camera shown ghosted)
    • PEGOO - 45 degree 4 x eyepiece with right-way-round image (rig w/o camera shown ghosted)
  • Other Visoflex Accessories
  • Source
  • Manuals & brochures

Comment

Serial numbers

Serial numbers from Dennis Laney's Leica Accessory Guide (1st edition) page 47 and known Viso Is
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
1000 5213 Visoflex I (w/o alignment feature) 1951 4214
5214 6645 Visoflex I (w/ alignment feature) 1951 1432
6646 7199 Visoflex I (micro versions available) 1952 554
7200 32369+ Visoflex I (single release coupler operation + M-mount) 1952-1962 unknown
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1951-1962 31,370+
Preceded by Ploot - Superseded by Visoflex II /Visoflex III