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WTB: FocarA + FocarB 95mm diopters (for Iscorama 54)

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Hi Guys,

             I'm looking to purchase a set of Voigtlander 95mm Focar A or B diopters to use with an Iscorama 54. Hoping someone has a set for sale as Ebay hasn't listed any lately. I just joined the forum after reading the posts for quite some time. Thanks in advance.

-Enzo

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14 hours ago, EnzoNgu said:

Hi Guys,

             I'm looking to purchase a set of Voigtlander 95mm Focar A or B diopters to use with an Iscorama 54. Hoping someone has a set for sale as Ebay hasn't listed any lately. I just joined the forum after reading the posts for quite some time. Thanks in advance.

-Enzo

I found mine hidden away on ebay from a German seller & seem to remember that they weren't exactly listed as you'd expect. Personally they aren't that great, as they are only good for close-up work (especially the B which is a +2) - i've gotten better use out of diopters that are in the range of +0.5 & if I need close up shots I just put a longer tkaing lens on. 82mm diopters are just fine & no I'm not selling.

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On 04/05/2017 at 2:45 PM, EnzoNgu said:

That's excellent advice about the taking lens and the .5. I appreciate the reply. Thanks!

The Voigtlander's appear to be very sought after, but they aren't doublets - so their quality is slightly overated. The last time that i saw a pair go up on ebay they were asking nearly £300 & for that money I'd personally get a high quality 82mm Doublet from Redstan (http://www.redstan.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=36)

There are alternatives & I do have a large Angenieux diopter (102mm thread) & a re-mounted one (82mm), both are better than the Voigtlanders - I use the 82mm +0.3 the most with my 54.

Try looking for diopters that are over 80mm threads by Angenieux or Kinoptik.

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Thanks again Bioskop for the info. I'll concentrate on tracking down some Angenieux or Kinoptik and forget the Voigtlanders. You saved me a lot of headaches and probably some cash to boot. Much appreciated.

 

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