Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/04

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Subject: [Leica] Re: LTM finder
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 16:45:42 -0400

The IIIf viewfinder does not correct for parallax. If you are closer than
about 10 feet you will have to allow for it yourself.

Don't rule out aux finders until you have had a chance to try a good one.
Leica's BL finders for 90 and 135 give wonderful life size images. The
variable Imarect however is, IMHO, the worst excuse for a finder ever
invented, The new Voigtlander finders are nice too!

Ken WIlcox

At 1:23 -0500 5/4/0, a fine scholar, Barker, J. Madison wrote:

>I recently bought a IIIf and a 50/2 Summicron.  I've heard that the
>viewfinder on this camera is supposed to match up with a 50 lens, and it
>seems to, pretty well (though I've cut the tops off a few people's heads).
>Anyone have any thoughts or guidance about the coincidence between a LTM
>finder and a 50 lens?
>Along the same lines, I suppose I will need an auxiliary finder to shoot any
>other focal length (especially shorter than 50)?  I've got a meter in the
>shoe and, IMO, that's bad enough.  I just don't like the looks of an aux.
>finder, so if there's any other solution, I'd love to hear it.
>Matt Barker

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