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Orient XI

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About Orient XI

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    Erfahrener Benutzer
  • Birthday 07/16/1940


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    Hertfordshire, England
  • Hobbies
    Football, challenging bureaucracy, UKIP
  • Job
    Retired University Lecturer
  • Your Leica Products / Deine Leica Produkte
    M6 (0.85)
    21mm f/4 ex-bayonet
    21mm f/2.8 asph
    28mm f/2.8 asph
    35mm f/3.5 Summaron LTM
    35mm f/2,8 Summaron M3
    35mm f/2 Summicron asph LTM
    50mm f/2.8 Elmar LTM
    50mm f/2 Summicron LTM
    50mm f/2 Summicron
    50mm f1

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  1. Sorry I've come late to this thread. You do have the right to drive on the right in England — as I pointed out on Saturday to a group of German visitors I was escorting around London — at the entrance to the Ritz Hotel. Just when I had got them into the habit of looking right first before crossing the road!
  2. I use a leather washer; cut from the "real leather" advertising tag off my wife's handbag.
  3. If you know the correct length, you can easily make a template from a length of smooth, flat wood and two panel pins. Hook the film over the left hand pin and unroll the film until a perforation can be fitted over the second pin. Next and final step cut the film to length. This method can also be used to cut bulk film for cassettes.
  4. Thanks Luigi! I was fortunate to have the elusive 14138 ring included in the Televit set of 280mm f/4.8, 400mm f/5.6, and 560mm f/5.6 heads.
  5. Just my lens then! Could somebody post a photo of the unscrewed lens head and lens tube so that I will be able to see where to apply geriatric jam jar openers to remove the lens head. Thanks!
  6. Are you referring to the original pre-WW2 400mm f/5 Telyt for this purpose. I have been unable to remove the lens head from my post-war, recomputed version. Has it just frozen in place over the years?
  7. The Telyt 200mm f/4.5 is a pre-WW2 lens and the early production is uncoated. This means that its images are of lower contrast; when used for distant views (the usual reason for buying a lens whose focal length is >135mm) this is a disadvantage as the views themselves are of low contrast. The definition of the f/4.5 lens falls off towards the corners more rapidly than it does with the later f/4.0 lens. The f/4.0 lens is slightly heavier. Both lenses require an OUBIO adaptor to fit on the Visoflex III since they have a screw thread and the Visoflex III has a bayonet mount. The problem when
  8. This is hardly the case as Leitz marketed the 50mm f/1.5 Xenon before WW2 and many have described the corresponding Summarit as a "coated Xenon". Further, both the Xenon and the Summarit are developments of the Taylor, Taylor, and Hobson Speed-Panchro of 1920. These lenses are all of nearly symmetrical design. The Xenon and the Summarit depart farther from symmetry by having their rear element split into two. They are definitely not Tessar-types.
  9. Using 50mm f/2.8 Elmar with a BOOWU + adaptor + M8. I always use f/11 and use the self timer set to 12 secs to avoid camera shake.
  10. If the emphasis is more on using Leica equipment than collecting then editions of The Leica & Leicaflex Way (Focal Press) should not be overlooked.
  11. A derelict barn in eastern Washington State.
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