Want to slow down with your photography? There’s a solution. Just use a Visoflex on a thread-mount Leica.
Here’s what I have to do to take just one picture with the Visoflex.
- Remove the 90° viewfinder from the Visoflex. (The Visoflex can not be attached to the camera with the 90° viewfinder in place.)
- Attach the Visoflex to the camera.
- Replace the 90° viewfinder on the Visoflex.
- Attach the 65/3.5 Elmar lens with adaptor 16464 to the Visoflex.
- Wind the knob on the camera to advance the film and cock the shutter.
- Meter or estimate the exposure.
- Swing the release lever on the Visoflex to its forward position. (The high speed shutter dial can not be accessed with the release lever in its operating position.)
- Set the desired shutter speed on the high speed dial on the camera, and if necessary on the low speed dial.
- Return the release lever on the Visoflex to its operating position.
- Turn the aperture preset ring on the lens to the desired aperture setting.
- Turn the aperture control ring on the lens to f/3.5. (Its easier to frame and focus with the lens wide open.)
- Depress the return lever on the Visoflex to lower the reflex mirror to its operating position.
- Frame and focus the image in the viewfinder.
- Turn the aperture control ring until it stops at the setting on the aperture preset ring.
- Press the release lever on the Visoflex to (a) raise the mirror and (b) release the shutter. (Or use a cable release screwed into the side of the Visoflex to do the same thing.)
- That’s it!
I’ve simplified the description a little by not mentioning the front and rear caps on the lens and the front and rear caps on the Visoflex. Lots of pockets are a help when working with the Visoflex.