Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Waist Level Finder
From: "M.E.Berube - GoodPhotos" <>
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 23:00:19 -0400

At 03:44 PM 8/2/00 -0400, wrote:
>I beg to differ.  The waistlevel finder is fine for handheld shots.  With the
>magnifier in the up position and the eye close to the magnifier the forehead
>above the eye pushes down on the upper edge of the finder cover while the
>hands push upward making the whole shebang very solid and much of the mirror
>slap is absorbed in the hands and face (not painful!).

While stationed at Ft Greeley in Alaska in 86 and 87, I had an almost 
constant frost burn mark under my right eye from using my 500CM with the 
waist level handheld all winter. That thin metal gets COLD at 70 below zero!

Carpe Freezum,
Michael E. Berube