Visoflex III mask for the Epson R-D1

Using a Visoflex

A Leica Visoflex II or III will fit on and work with the Epson RD-1, turning it into an SLR. The Visoflex release arm does not extend over the RD-1 shutter release but fitting a ‘soft release’ on the shutter button solves this problem.

A viewfinder mask is needed to account for the R-D1’s 1.53 crop factor (Figure 1).

Visoflex III mask for the Epson R-D1

Figure 1. Dimensions of the Visoflex III mask.

The chimney finder must be used as there is not enough clearance for the right-angle finder.