DPR Forum

Welcome to the Friendly Aisles!
DPRF is a photography forum with people from all over the world freely sharing their knowledge and love of photography. Everybody is welcome, from beginners to the experienced professional. Whether it is Medium Format, fullframe, APS-C, MFT or smaller formats. Digital or film. DPRF is a forum for everybody and for every format.
Enjoy this modern, easy to use software. Look also at our Reviews & Gallery!

Enlarging lens on a screw camera

georges_h

New Member
Hi all,
For my first post on this forum, a question:
Is it possible to use an enlarging lens on a Barnack? I have a varob, 50mm f/3,5, coming from an old Focomat. A formula of Elmar 3,5.Of course, no possibility to focuse on the subject. When I compare a collapsible Elmar ( on infinity ) and this varob, they seem to have the same length. For landscapes, or urban views, do you think that's possible?
Thanks.
georges h ( France )
 
> The lens will fit on a screw mount Leica, but, as you wrote there is

> "no possibility to focuse on the subject." The only use I can think of > would be for extreme close-ups using a bellows with a Focaslide or a

> reflex housing.
 
Thanks, Rmarv, I think I can only use this varob on a Visoflex, as a head of 90 mm or of 135 mm, or with a below.
 
> I've tried (with sucess) enlarging lenses on the Leica M (and even > on the M8) using the Visoflex and the proper adapter ring. For > older cameras I'd use an older formula Visoflex, but this I haven't

> tried.

Good Luck!
 
Thanks, Zapman, with a Viso, it seems to be a good choice. I try assoon as possible
happy.gif
 
Back
Top