Any focusing aid on Visoflex IIIII

patrickngai

Active Member
In normal setup, Viso is completed with matte finish focusing screen. I cannot get used to it and find focusing quite difficult (my eye-sight is not very good infact.) Any suggestion? Any fousing aid?

Patrick
 

colin

Well-Known Member
Patrick, Focussing screens made for the Contax RTS 2 fit perfectly. You can get a split image screen.I have one in my Viso 11
I believe Beattie Intenscreens offer an alternative for the Visoflex as well. Contax screens should be fairly cheap on the "used" market.
Colin
 
T

thinkofcole

Patrick, if, say, you want to take photos of postage st&s, butterfly wings,blood s&les, etc. you could use a very old gadget called a Focaslide [Fuldy] to which you could attach a screw-mount lens.
Or another old gadget called a Boowu or Boowum, both of which are reasonably priced, particularly the Focaslide, which has gone out of style.
 

zapman

Member
Colin,
A focussing screen sounds interesting for the Visoflex. I have a Viso 3 with the 90° 4x finder, will it also work with the Contax screen? Just curious, I actually love the brightness and clarity of the Viso screen as it is, and it's capability to evaluate DOF.

Richard
 

patrickngai

Active Member
Colin,
thanks! Will find one.
Besides, is it very difficult to get a mint 4x 90 finder only? expensive? I have two but both are not in good condition in prism. It produces no enough light to help focusing with matte screen. Any useful tips on quick/easy use of Viso? thanks!
Patrick
 

colin

Well-Known Member
Patrick, I don't know where you are located.
Why not email me off site and I can give you further info., possibly
Colin
 

patrickngai

Active Member
Colin,

AFer searching around, found the RTS II every focusing screen has a little tongue but Viso one do not have. I think it's not compatible.

And I find difficult to get one this time as it's quite outdated. Any guide?

Patrick
 

colin

Well-Known Member
Patrick, I'll "dig" out the Viso over the next couple of days and email you what I find.
As I said earlier, this modification was done by my father and I am recalling what he told me.
Thanks
Colin
 
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