|Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:05 pm Post subject: Servicing Leica Telyt-R 400-560mm/f6,8
|Just bought these wonderfull lenses. They were in ok condition, but the glass needed to be cleaned and the focusing slide was not running smoothly.
This set is with a Visoflex (M) mountingtube, extensiontube and 2 lensheads.
The 560mm/f6.8 lenshead.
The 400mm/f6.8 lenshead.
The mountingtube with tripodholder.
I lubricated the mountring to get a smooth operation for turning the camera in to vertical or horisontal position.
I had to get a Visoflex(M) to R adapter.
And a Leica R to Eos adapter to mount it on Canon Eos 450D.
Start by unscrewing the lenshood, then you will be able to unscrew the lens.
The lens is very easy to split up in to smaller pieces.
Now you are able to clean the glass on both sides.
The 400mm is done in the same way.
The 560mm has a supportplate on the underside of the lens, it is to help distribute the weight more evenly. It is importent that the small wheel runs without any resistance.
To clean and lubricate it, you have to unscrew the supportplate.
Now you are able to clean and lubricate the wheel.
The inside of the focusing tube, there are 3 "rails" lubricate them too.
Now you can assemble the lensheads and enjoy a smooth operating focusing slide
When fully extended it is something of a monsterlens.
Here you see the camera in a vertical position.
Hope this is helpfull information.
Folding: NR 2 Kodak serie III
35mm film slr: Contax 139Q, Canon EOS 30, Olympus OM10
35mm film: Yashica Minister
Digital: Canon Powershot G3
DSLR: Canon 450D
Canon: EF 70-200mm/f4L, EF 28-105mm/f3.5-5.6 USMII
Contax/Zeiss: 35mm/f2.8, 50mm/f1.7, 85mm/f2.8, 135mm/f2.8
Leica: Summicron 50mm/f2, Telyt-R 400mm/f6.8, Telyt-R560mm/f6.8
Olympus: Zuiko 50mm/f1.8
Flashes: Canon 580, Contax Tla30+RTF540
Contax extension tubes and autobellows
And a lot of other equipment