Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/03[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 01:46 PM 9/3/98 -0600, you wrote: >Well, I think there must be more to it than this. >Almost 40 years ago, the Canon P was made with a full magnification >viewfinder that worked well with 35mm lenses. Canon's description of the >Canon P viewfinder/rangefinder went like this: There is a physical reason why in Leica it doesn't work. Could be the way the rangefinder is built, and the size of the camera body, but the reason why they can't make it 100 percent is they can't and let us use 35mm lenses. That's why you can't use 35mm lenses on the M3 without goggles. That's why the M4P and M5 have .72 magnification, so they can work with 28 mm lenses. To compare a Canon camera to a Leica is apples and oranges. There could be lots of engineering reasons why it works for Canon and not Leica that made the compromise worth it for the Leica engineers. If Leica could and wanted to do it without some major compromise, I'm sure they would. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Calm down -- it's only ones and zeros.