Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 21mm, 24mm Viewfinder Question
From: ralph fuerbringer <>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 03:12:52 -0400

the current leica 21 and 24 are phsically and optically identical,one just
masked some. these are optically inferior to chrome and black chrome
original 21mm leitz.this was 8-eleement
in an all metal housing
and metal intergral foot. by opticallly inferior i mean the area the
original 21 shows with projected frame is considerably more what the
plastic shell current one shows. this is coated and bright but has a
horrible glued piece of plastic for a foot. the original like all the
brightline finders of the fifties-sixties has beautiful proportions and

> From: Nathan Wajsman <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 08:26:50 +0200
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] 21mm, 24mm Viewfinder Question
> No problems from this eyeglass wearer. Incidentally, I have found by comparing
> the 24mm and 21mm finders side-by-side that the 24mm finder actually covers
> the
> 21mm field if you ignore the framelines.
> Nathan
> "Thomas G. Tamura" wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Can someone give me some personal feedback on the "eye relief" of the
>> current 21mm and 24mm accessory viewfinder.  Do you eyeglass wearers have
>> any problems seeing the frameline and beyond?
> --
> Nathan Wajsman
> Herrliberg (ZH), Switzerland
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