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    What is this leitz object?

    Found a bunch of vintage camera items at junk sale today. Can't identify what this silver leitz equipment is for. It has optics inside. It also has a spring loaded button that could possibly notch the edge of a film. Anyone know what it is called or used for?

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    It may have a five character code on it eg like IXMOO?

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    I bet I know what it can be used for...

    You look at your negatives with it... When you see one you would like to print... The window opposite the punch tells you the frame number (you write that down)... You punch the frame...

    Later you can easily spot the selects.

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    It doesn't have any markings as to model number. It would seem to attach to some other piece of equipment as shown by the slots on the top and bottom. There was a card with "Focomat" written on it in the bottom of the box, but that seems to refer to another part in the box. Also, it doesn't attach to the zoomf or doorx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
    I bet I know what it can be used for...

    You look at your negatives with it... When you see one you would like to print... The window opposite the punch tells you the frame number (you write that down)... You punch the frame...

    Later you can easily spot the selects.
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    Jon, you might try posing the question on the Leica Forum. Those guys are very versed on all things Leitz.

    http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/?langid=2

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    well...

    Ummh..I don't know but Leitz made a zillion gizmos for scientific work -- for microscopes and stuff. But one thing I am pretty sure of -- it won't work with your plastic cameras. But I could be wrong.

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    Focomat is a Leitz enlarger model. I agree with Bill. It's a negative, or slide viewer.
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    Thanks, film viewer/notcher it is. I think it is called NATRA and is missing its opal glass, NAMAS:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Nicke...-/390651742717

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    Interesting, as I never saw a slide viewer with a punch. Though that reminds me of those 8mm film editors with punches.

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