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Based on the Visoflex I, the Micro-Visoflex I is coded IFLEX and fitted with a revolving disc with two different screens : plain and ground glass, it also has a slightly different magnifier, and no accessory shoe nor strap eyelets..

The Micro-Visoflex III has also interchangeable screens, but they are slid into rails like a "drawer"; its special focusing magnifier has a fat eyepiece.

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Based on the Visoflex I, the Micro-Visoflex I is coded IFLEX and fitted with a revolving disc with two different screens : plain and ground glass, it also has a slightly different magnifier, and no accessory shoe nor strap eyelets..

The Micro-Visoflex III has also interchangeable screens, but they are slid into rails like a "drawer"; its special focusing magnifier has a fat eyepiece.

 

Sorry, but I forgot to mention that IFLEX could be transformed by Leitz from a normal Visoflex I, in which case it displayed both the accessory shoe and the strap eyelets...and that's clearly the case of the one illustrated from the Fontenelle Collection.

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Sorry to dig up an old thread,

 

I've just received a Visoflex I- which appears to have been Iflex modified- in that I have the rotating focussing screens, but have eyelets and an accessory shoe as well.

 

Despite my reading- I can't find what the differences in use between the 2 are- ie can I use it just as I would a regular visoflex?

 

Second question- the Leica bellows I picked up is missing the central screw which attaches it to the Viso body- any idea where I can pick one up?

 

Thanks

 

Remi

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Sorry to dig up an old thread,

 

I've just received a Visoflex I- which appears to have been Iflex modified- in that I have the rotating focussing screens, but have eyelets and an accessory shoe as well.

 

Despite my reading- I can't find what the differences in use between the 2 are- ie can I use it just as I would a regular visoflex?

 

Second question- the Leica bellows I picked up is missing the central screw which attaches it to the Viso body- any idea where I can pick one up?

 

Thanks

 

Remi

 

As far as I understand your description, your "modified" Viso I is exactly the same as the IFLEX I illustrated : mine also has accessory shoe and eyelets. You can definitely use it as a "regular" Viso I.

Now the screw for your bellows : I believe I have one somewhere, and if and when I discover it, it will be my pleasure to offer it to you.

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Sorry to dig up an old thread,

 

I've just received a Visoflex I- which appears to have been Iflex modified- in that I have the rotating focussing screens, but have eyelets and an accessory shoe as well.

 

Despite my reading- I can't find what the differences in use between the 2 are- ie can I use it just as I would a regular visoflex?

 

Second question- the Leica bellows I picked up is missing the central screw which attaches it to the Viso body- any idea where I can pick one up?

 

Thanks

 

Remi

 

No problem at all

 

here you have the 2 model and they work the same.

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Thanks for the tips guys,

 

I was trying to determine what makes the micro-visoflex different to the regular visoflex, ie is it just the rotating focussing screen but otherwise exactly the same? I presume that doesn't affect the magnification of the picture etc

 

What is the purpose of the interchangeable screens?

 

Thanks also for the tripod screw if it shows up!

 

Remi

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Thanks for the tips guys,

 

I was trying to determine what makes the micro-visoflex different to the regular visoflex, ie is it just the rotating focussing screen but otherwise exactly the same? I presume that doesn't affect the magnification of the picture etc

 

What is the purpose of the interchangeable screens?

 

Thanks also for the tripod screw if it shows up!

 

Remi

The 2 screens are for different light incoming through the lenses used with a bellows or reproduction device.

Try to contact Don Goldberg

He has a lot of spare pieces @ DAG Camera Parts and not showed on his web site.

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