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Luggites, Variable magnification viewfinder question has been looked at by Leica many times. I can't remember all the specifics on what at the time on why it wouldn't be practical. Look at the Contax G1 and G2 viewfinders for your answer. They are similar in size to the Leica rangefinder, but look through one. The image is tiny, no matter what lens is on the camera. As I told the Contax people, the idea of the camera is excellent, but its most important part the viewfinder is all but useless. If you can't see the picture, you don't know when to push the button! Personally, I would stay with the current Leica system, it has enough to satisfy almost everyone. I know what of I speak..... Enough said. Happy Snaps, Sal PS to RJ-- Didn't Bill Rosauer's post answer your questions or satisfy you? Your concerns are being addressed.