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Subject: Re: [Leica] Noctilux viewfinder blocking
From: Chandos Michael Brown <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 19:52:14 -0400
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<font size=3>I certainly agree with Ted.&nbsp; It's a non-issue after a
while.&nbsp; I've used the Noct. with an aux. finder, but, in truth, I
didn't find it altogether useful in the circumstances that I most
frequently use the Noct.: very low light, wide open, critical
focus.&nbsp; I use the Noctilux exclusively on my M3.&nbsp; For my part,
I *need* the high mag finder to use the lens effectively.&nbsp; I'll
freely admit that this reflects a crochet on my part.&nbsp; I don't get
as high a percentage of 'hits' when I mount it on the M4-P.<br>
This from a guy who wears *tri-focals*!<br>
At 03:40 PM 5/17/2000 -0700, you wrote:<br>
<blockquote type=cite cite>Walter Bell wrote:<br>
&gt; <br>
&gt; I am seriously considering making the leap to a Noctilux. for the
&gt; light, shallow depth of field shadow rendition capabilities. I
&gt; have a 35 Summilux and a 50mm Summicron and do both color and
B&amp;W. The main<br>
&gt; remaining question for me is the viewfinder blockage (I have an M4
and an<br>
&gt; M6 0.72).<br>
&gt; <br>
&gt; What is the feeling of the Noctilux users out there on the view
&gt; blockage
issue?&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt; <br>
Hi Walter,<br>
It's a non-issue after a very short period of use!&nbsp; <br>
ted </font></blockquote><br>
<div>Chandos Michael Brown</div>
<div>Assoc. Prof., History and American Studies</div>
<div>College of William and Mary </div>
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