Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/03

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Subject: [Leica] Diopters
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 23:31:18 -0700

The only glasses I have are reading glasses. My arms have gotten shorter as
I've gotten older. On my M6, I use a +.5 diopter to bring the viewfinder
image into perfect focus.


At 08:11 PM 10/3/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Eric Larsen wrote:
>> Dave Richards wrote:
>> "I had the same problem.  I solved it by buying a correction eyepiece for
>> the M6 and a lanyard for my glasses.  The glasses come off when the camera
>> is at eye level and go back on when I lower the camera."
>> Where can one find correction eyepieces?  Is this a Leica item, or
>> generic one uses with a variety of cameras?  Thanks!  Eric
>Leica makes them.  Just plus and minus diopters that screw into the M
>eyepiece.  Most run in .5 increments, all run $$$
>If you don't need astigmatism correction they work great!  I use a +1.0