Early type 1933 + Ernst Leitz Leica close up stand, classed catalogue code BEHOY and BETAB, by the seller on Ebay.
It was shown as having four standard legs, with four extension legs in the Ebay listing, but only came with three extensions, but the seller kindly sent on a free replacement, but actually sent three.....so still one leg short!! Only joking, it used just the one extension per leg, plus the collet retained extension rods built in to each leg.
It takes the legs in various angled holes in the ring to splay out the legs at various angles to suit different copy targets. It took the standard lenses on top of the ring, and close up lenses were added underneath. Later versions used dedicated lenses and different rings.
Nice condition for 60 years old, and works perfectly with the Olympus Pen digital PM-1 via adaptor.
Even better, only £5.00..... for genuine vintage Leica.
Slightly pleased to find that the ring top alone is worth at least £15...and complete examples about £40+... boxed more modern version ...the usual high Leica prices!! Works very well with the Olympus PM-1 micro 4/3 zoom lens the 14-42, just within the macro zoom lens range, or for very close an add on close-up lens is needed, anything from 3x2 to A4+ size flat copies. Stephen.
The last shot seems to clear up the Leitz code of what I bought, Beooy, but does anybody know if there is a definitive list of these codes? There must have been reference books published, but not on-line.
The low price I paid surprised me, the condition is good, but no box, although with the shot you published, I can find a suitable box and print up an outer skin on a laser printer.
Hilfsgerat translates as "Aid Device", or "Auxiliary Device", the first one is similar to one I use with my PM-1 for slide and negative coping, which has no maker's mark, but seems to have been made by Reid and Sigrist, as it's instruction sheet shows the TTH standard lens in use, with a Reid body in use, in the same way as the Leica BELUN.
For extention tubes in 38mm I have the Corfield Periflex ones, which match Leica lengths...and of course the Periflex beats Leica hollow on close ups!
I don't normally collect Leica, too expensive generally, but well made equipment.
I collected Leica stuff back several years but the prices are now simply too high. Back 10 years ago things were different. Van Hosbroeck has some good photos of these accessories and a lot I have never seen before. I like the Belun and used it to photograph old postage stamps. Stephen: If you need a particular shot taken of the boxes or pieces, let me know. I have taken many for our web site. Ciao!
Last Edit: Jun 4, 2013 0:39:04 GMT -5 by genazzano