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  1. Hi, Is there really a way to distinguish between MOOSP ("15mm extension collar for TELYT 200cm") and FVOOQ ("Extension ring F, 15mm", for use with ZWTOO-ESUM), when they are unmarked? I'm asking because I have one of them, and it is unmarked, and I guess it could be either. You can see it in the picture below, 1st from the left. Since it was in a mix with a BOOQZ ("Extension ring B, 7mm") and a GVKOO ("Extension ring G, 30mm", not pictured), I'm going to assume that it is a FVOOQ. The 2nd from the left is also unmarked, but it looks (in height and threads (visoflex-to-visoflex)) very similar to the 3rd from the left, which is a BOOQZ (from the "B"). Could it be that? Any other opinion? The 4th from the left is completely unmarked. The male is for visoflex, but the female is too large do be either a visoflex or for the lens head of the Hektor 13.5cm 1:4,5 (the only lens head I have) or, I guess, heads of the same size. I do not know what it could be. Any idea? Thanks, Matteo
  2. I have a rather marvellous 400mm Telyt. It has a male 39mm O.D. thread which is bigger than the standard LTM. The normal way to connect it to an M series camera is to use a 16466 M which provides the matching female thread to a male M bayonet (23mm flange-to-flange), plus a Visoflex I or II which has M-bayonet to M-bayonet to connect to the camera and is 41mm flange-to-flange. The Visoflex houses the reflex mirror plus bits sticking out to set and trigger the mirror. Now that I have an SL, I don't need the Visoflex. It would be nice to replace it with a simple 41mm spacer with M-bayonets on each side. i.e a dummy Visoflex. Does such a thing exist? Alternatively I could replace both the Visoflex and the16466 with a 64mm spacer, 39mm female thread to male M-bayonet. Does such a thing exist? The third alternative is disassemble the Visoflex. I haven't tried that. If I do, what problems might I face?
  3. Curious about the EVF-2, the Olympus specs do Not offer any help, i am wondering what the practical limitations of using Wide Angels lenses with the M240 and an EVF-2 are. My Q: What is the Widest lens that will work in a usable way with the EVF-2, before having to purchase a dedicated Wide Angle VF if anyone has experience?
  4. Hi, I don't know if this is the right forum to post this, but I do have a M7. I am looking for some info. Could someone tell me which lenses would work with the Visoflex + Bellows for close up work? Thanks ACM
  5. Regrettably RG Lewis, a Leica Premier dealership in London has closed its doors after more than 100 years of trading because its proprietor is retiring. I was in Croydon Photo Centre yesterday (formerly called High Street Radio and Photographic), which is a family business owned by 84 year old Reg Roach and has specialised in Leica and Roberts radio products for over 50 years. Reg's son Paul showed me a large amount of Leica accessories (hoods, filters, caps, Visoflexs, adaptors etc) that Len at RG Lewis had passed on to the shop when he shut the doors at RG Lewis. Croydon Photo Centre already offers a wide range of classic Leica goods but Paul told me that it will take some time to load all of the former RG Lewis accessories onto his website. He told me that if anyone is looking for Leica accessories then please contact the shop by email or telephone on the weblink above. Paul's very happy to talk to people over the phone or if you happen to be in the area on a day that the shop is open (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) then call in for a chat and a rummage. (For full disclosure I have no connection to Croydon Photo Centre or its goods other than to have been a satisfied customer over the years who enjoys the 'days gone by' feel of the shop with shelves stacked high with all sorts of goods and hidden gems and drawers filled with more and staff who know their products well who are happy to spend time talking to you. I have only posted this message as a service to other forum members who may be or may have been looking for a particular for some time.) For those who know Reg he unfortunately fell and broke his hip recently so he's in hospital at the moment but is in constant contact with Paul by phone as I witnessed while Paul was looking for an IROOA for my Rigid Summicron, which he successfully found with Reg's telephonic guidance. Pete.
  6. Hey Leica T peeps! Recently got the VisoFlex for my T and it keeps freezing my camera. The fix is ejecting the battery. Basically if im walking around with my T and try to take a shot, the live view is locked in the EVF and none of the Leica T buttons are responsive. This is happening alot. Is there a way to reinstall Firmware? When i try it just says " your up to date". Anyway if anyone has experienced this would love to know how you fixed it. Thanks in advance.
  7. I recently found a super deal on a Visoflex 020 being sold by Adorama through auction listed as having major defects; the details described as "** Item Notes: Viewfinder does not switch back to LCD screen properly; Likely proximity sensor issue; May have other issues; Cosmetic condition is E ** However, the price was too good to pass up, less than half price of a brand new one. So I took a chance and bought it. When I received and tried it out, to my surprise, it worked, but there were green lines across the display. The lines went away when I angled the viewfinder to the max 90 degrees angle, but only temporarily. Issue returned when I adjusted the angle of the viewfinder again. I spent the latter half of a Friday evening/night before I pinned the problem down to the LCD connection to the main board. I started disassembling the base module where the unit connects to the camera at the hot shoe. There are four screws at the bottom, then the top of that module can be lifted up and out. There is a swinging door with the tiniest spring that attaches to that top piece, very easy to lose. The door can fall off easily. The hot shoe connection can then be disconnected from the metal hinge assembly by removing two silver screws and pushing back the two plastic tabs securing the connector to the hinge plate. To disassemble the main eyepiece module, the rubber eye "hood" or protector had to be removed; it is held in by double-sided adhesive at the top and bottom inside. Behind that, there are two screws left and right flanking the eyepiece that hold the upper and lower housing together. After I removed those, I spent a lot of time working the housing, trying to figure out if there were any other screws, or if adhesive or tabs were holding them together. Turns out, I took a chance and found out there is a tab on each of the three sides. The bottom comes off, and the main assembly is attached to the top housing. The ribbon flex cable connecting the base module to the eyepiece main module had no signs of damage; connection was fine, and removing/reattaching it did not resolve the green-lines issue. There were no breaks on the flex. However, pushing the flex beneath made the green lines disappear temporarily. So I removed the mainboard from the top housing assembly, and found a misaligned connection between eyepiece LCD and the mainboard: see, the connection is crooked It may have dislodged from the connector after a drop, or perhaps maybe it was never properly installed at the factory. Or maybe the continued adjusting/angling of the viewfinder furthered the loose connection? In any case, removing and reinstalling the connection made the green lines disappear and have not reappeared ever since I reassembled everything together. I tested the eyepiece multiple times on my TL before reassembling everything back together. Gotta say, I'm very happy with the viewfinder. Though it seems to pale in comparison to the viewfinder in my recently acquired CL, it is still a very welcome addition. And very fun to use. I'm not a serious photographer, but I'm slowly working my way into a new hobby.. Some background; I have repaired other people's smartphones in the not too distant past, and I collect and repair vintage Macintosh computers. After my experience with the TL, Leica cameras are working their way into becoming a new part of my collection.
  8. I've used my Visoflex 1 on my '37 Leica II, fitted with bellows, to take macro shots but I've just put it on my IIIf along with a 200mm Telyt lens to check it over before I take it out for some alpine photography in a few weeks time. The problem is that although I can swing the camera through 90 degrees for portrait and landscape views, the camera is not horizontal or vertical, but off by a few degrees. This means that I can't get horizontal at all (unless I unscrew the Visoflex slightly), and I can achieve vertical but only by moving the camera off one of the Visoflex end-stops (I hope that makes some sense?!). Can I adjust the 'end stops' on the Visoflex so that I can ensure horizontal / vertical setting of the camera? If so, how? Thanks, David.
  9. I've been struggling with the decision to pull the trigger on a Visoflex 020 viewfinder for my X 113. It seems like the eBay prices have been creeping up ever since the new M10 came out ($550-$600). I really need a viewfinder for a trip this summer. Question: Is there a very good alternative to the Visoflex 020 for the Leica X 113? I don't need GPS. I need to see the image clearly in bright daylight. Thanks in advance for any advice!
  10. http://www.photoscala.de/Artikel/Zubehoer-Offensive-fuer-die-Leica-M "Dass Leica Camera die alteingeführte Marke Visoflex aus der Zeit der Spiegelkästen wieder einführt, zeichnete sich schon im vergangenen Jahr ab, als die Solmser sich die Marke „Visoflex“ beim Deutschen Patent- und Markenamt unter den Registrierungsnummer DE 302011054103 schützen ließen. Jetzt nutzt man die Marke für einen externen elektronischen Sucher. Der Visoflex-Aufstecksucher EVF2 hat laut Leica 1,4 Megapixel, verfügt über eine 90°-Schwenkfunktion und soll 400 Euro kosten."
  11. ... mit M-Bajonett-Auflagemaß - oder: Leica M Anwendung als Systemkamera für Visoflexobjektive - oder: Universelle M-Bajonett Zwischenringe, vergleichbar R-Zwischenringe - oder: Überbrückung der Visoflexdistanz (41mm) Mit der Einführung von Systemkameras mit 'Echtzeit-Bilddarstellung' und Elektronischen Sucher kann bei Bedarf auf das bewährte Visoflexgehäuse mit M-Bajonett verzichtet werden. Um einen ergonomischen, ästhetischen sowie praxisgerechten Zwischenadapter zu realisieren, bietet sich die Anwendung von Adapter und Ringen aus der langlebigen Produktpalette von Ernst Leitz Wetzlar an. Wie schon vorgestellt, folgen ein Dutzend Anwendungsvorschläge zur Überbrückung der Visoflexdistanz (41mm) - wie man es auch in einem Sonderdruck des L.-Informationsdienstes erwarten kann. (Frei nach Anregung durch Herr Stefan Daniel: "Dies müsste man ausprobieren." ! - auf die 'Frage: Funktionieren Visoflex-Objektive?' *) Zwischenring Nr. 1 bis 7 Zwischenadapter mit Schnecke Nr. 8 Zwischenring Nr. 9 * aus Protokoll photokina Fragestunde . 1/3
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    Rot und Grün

    Leica M8, Tele-Elmar 1:4,5/135mm am Balgen mit Visoflex, Blende 4,5
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    Leica M8, Tele-Elmar 1:4,5/135mm, Balgen und Visoflex, Bld. ca. 5,6
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    Tulpen Blüten

    Bild 1 u. 2 Leica M9, Apo-Summicron 90mm Bild 3 Leica M8, Visoflex III, Balgen II, Kopf des Tele-Elmar 4,5/135mm
  15. Hi guys, New member here.... I recently bought the X-113 and a Visoflex. The Visoflex is primaily used for EVF and diopter purposes, but when something is marketed with some function, I like to test it. The Visoflex is supposed to give GPS readings. However, turning the function on and being outside with it for a few hours still does not make it function. The exclamation mark, telling me that the reading is not received, is there all the time. A couple of times I have been able to get a reading, but then only after multiple times turning the "X" off and on, removing and mounting the Visoflex, so there does not seem to be any consistency in when it will get the GPS reading. I have also been with the importer, and they don't know what is the problem, either. The problem was replicated with their Equipment as well... I understand that some "T" cameras also have suffered from this. Any other X.113 users out there who suffers from this? If we are many, maybe Leica will look into the matter....
  16. As you know, when you raise our T to use the Visoflex, there is a delay in the switch over from the LCD to the Visoflex. For those of us who do street photography, that delay will sometimes interfere with our ability to "get the shot" and can be frustrating. Some have suggested placing a thumb over the eyepiece to fool the camera to thinking there is an eye looking through the Viso. The problem is that unless you keep your thumb over the eyepiece right up to when you replace your thumb with your eye, the momentary switch over is enough at times to have the camera go back to the LCD. What I have found that works and wanted to share is a technique that seems to work. Holding the camera in front of us to either look at a control setting or even doing that "shoot from the hip" technique, if you find that you will need to use the Viso, bring the camera towards your chest and as you raise the camera to your eye, keep the camera close to your body and face as the camera approaches your eye. I've found that this is working for me and that I am not missing "the decisive moment" due to the lag time with having the Visoflex activate. Hope this helps. If anyone else have a technique that works, please share!
  17. Please have a look at this young Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) showing its new headdress. Photo taken in a zoo with the head (non-dressed) of the Telyt 280/4,8 version 3 (from 1969/70) in the Televit rapid manual focus device (via the Televit-adapter 14138, Visoflex2/3, M8). Aperture was 5,6 or 5,6-8. No IR-cut. Stabilized with the Televit's shoulder stock (v.1). The version 3 of the Telyt 280/4,8, in the Televit, can be focused from infinity to as close as below 2 meters! For additional information on this lens in the Televit, please see here, if interested: http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/1576037-post5.html Best regards, Telyt2003
  18. A grey heron (Ardea cinerea, Graureiher) posing for me in front of a suited background (out-of-focus water surface with reflections in the evening sun light), patiently waiting for me to finish my shots. Telyt 400/5,6 in Televit, Visoflex 3, M8. Stabilized with the Televit's small shoulder stock (version 1) and a long strap. ISO 640, 1/500 s, f/5,6-8 (6,8), uncropped. Thanks for looking! Telyt2003
  19. Please be forgiving: These are my first trials with a 'new' very long lens, I am slowly evolving into the focal range past 500 mm (approx. 800 mm equivalent focal length with M8) Seals in a zoo ... first image (common seal), distance around 10 meters, ISO 640, 1/500 s, f/8 (fully opened) ... second image (male see lion) closer (approx. 6 m, built-in extension tube half-way extended). ISO 640, 1/500 s, f/8 (fully opened). Both images were taken with Visoflex 2 (with finder of Visoflex 3) and M8. Stabilized with a Monostat monopod (with ballhead and Pistock-C). The Noflexar 600/8 lens head was coupled to an unaltered Novoflex PIGRIF/PIFAS system C which was R-adapted (Novoflex) and then M-adapted (via Leitz 22228). I wanted to preserve both the capacity of this system C to focus to infinity and the (extendible) close focus range (via the built-in 8 cm extension tube), even when used with the Visoflex and M. Normally the PIGRIF-C is altered non-reversibly (physically cut shorter) to adapt it to the Visoflex. Finally, I opted against this 'solution'. Instead, I reversibly shorten the lens (the Noflexar 600/8) by around 2-3 centimeters to an actual 570-580 mm lens. Thereby I can focus it with the Novoflex system C and Visoflex-M from infinity down to around 4 meters. Thanks for looking! Please tell me your experiences with using the Novoflex system C (or D). I would also be interested in system B. Anybody using Leitz/Leica lens heads adapted to these Novoflex Pigrifs? Telyt2003 PS: Stuart, is it this (sort of spacing) what you want me to do? (I was very reluctant to change my settings/editor, because for a long while I was unable to post, and now that it finally works since a month, I was hesitant to 'change the working provisional arrangement').
  20. Hello, please have a look at these two birding images taken at the beach: 1) An example of "action wildlife photography";) ('follow focus tracking', manually): This sandwich tern / Brandseeschwalbe (Sterna sandvicensis) had lost its prey (a sand eel) in the air, and "stopped" immediately to avoid flying past it. A tenth of a second later, the bird had snapped the fish again. http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...crop_luf-b.jpg (please click the link) 2) The turnstones / Steinwälzer (Arenaria interpres) below, a juvenile and an adult, performed a dance at the beach. Both images taken 'hand held' with the sliding-focus Telyt 400/6,8 (at 8), Visoflex2/3, M8, shoulder stock (14188 v.1), and a good strap (14130), both images cropped (distance at least 25 meters in first example, around 4 meters in second example). Best, Telyt2003
  21. Hallo, ich poste erstmals hier. Diese Brandseeschwalbe hatte den kurz zuvor durch Stoßtauchen erbeuteten Sandaal in der Luft kurzzeitig wieder verloren, machte eine "Vollbremsung" (im Bild eingefangen ist auch die "Bremsspur"), and schnappte sich den Sandaal nochmals bevor sie ihn überholt haben würde: http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/attachments/leica-m8-forum/263095d1308304932-infinite-possibilities-m8-9-apo-extender-l9990606-acr-crop_luf-b.jpg Die Seeschwalbe war relativ weit entfernt (mind. 25-30 Meter). Das Bild ist daher deutlich beschnitten. Telyt 400/6,8 (sliding focus), Visoflex2 (mit Lupe vom Visoflex3), M8, Schulterstütze 14188 (Version 1), Riemen mit 2 Aufhängungen, Blende 8, ISO 640. Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Telyt2003
  22. Flamingos in a zoo. Slightly cropped. Shot with the Visoflex Telyt 200/4,5 (at aperture of 5,6) combined with the 1,4x Apo-Extender-R, Novoflex Pistock-C for stabilization.
  23. Hi folks, I would like to use 105mm and 135mm Rodagon enlarging lenses (both have 39mm screw mount) for macro work on a Visoflex III with M9P (and M7) cameras. I have some 39mm extension tubes already. Is there a focus mount that I can use for these Rodagon lenses? I have a 16464K/OTFZO, but that seems to have too small and too recessed a thread to take the enlarging lenses. Do the ZOOAN or OUAGO have a 39mm front thread that would work?
  24. Hi Im thinking of buying a visoflex to use on my M6 and M8 , i have seen two a Visoflex 11a and a Visoflex 3 , i know i will need some adaptors to use with my 90mm and 135mm lens units. What is the difference between the two , also will i need an adaptor to use my 50mm 35mm lens on one Many thanks Ian
  25. Hallo allerseits, Nachdem ich schon seit längerem hier mitgelesen, und mir nun den Wunsch nach einer M9 erfüllt habe, komme ich mit einer für einen Leica-M-Neueinsteiger doch wahrscheinlich etwas ungewöhnlichen Frage. Nach Ausführlichen Überlegungen habe ich mich zum Erwerb einer 35mm und einer 75mm-Brennweite entschieden. Das 75er soll ein Summilux (11810) werden. Das Objektiv, nachdem ich mich auf dem Gebrauchtmarkt werde umschauen müssen, trägt eine nicht unwesentliche "Mitschuld" für den Erwerb der M9 ;-) Ursprünglich wollte ich mich darauf auch beschränken und soweit wäre ja alles auch noch recht "normal". Ich fürchte allerdings, jetzt gehts schon los... Ich habe - wie ich finde - sehr schöne Makros gesehen, die mit dem 75er Lux und einem Visoflex-Aufsatz gemacht wurden... Meine Frage: Was würde ich an Teilen (Visoflex III, Adapter, etc.) benötigen, um das Lux so verwenden zu können? (Aus der Übersicht im Leica-Pocket-Book werde ich da nicht ganz schlau). Viele Grüße Oliver
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