Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/01

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Subject: RE: [Leica] New M6
From: Jem Kime <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 11:37:44 +0100

I had the opportunity to compare the two finders directly a year or so 
back. The cross hairs may be what you want but I was dissuaded from 
preferring the Zeiss version by the murkier view compared to the Leica 
finder. I cannot recall how the cross hairs were sited and how far they 

- -----Original Message-----
From:	Tom Schofield []

I would appreciate hearing from those who have seen the Contax 21mm finder.
I am thinking of ordering one from Contax parts and selling my Leica 21mm 
finder.  The Leica finder appears to be lower profile and bright, but I
understand that the Contax finder has cross-hairs which could benefit my
weakness in aligning wideangle lenses straight.  I have tried using the
framelines in the camera's viewfinder, which is alright with a tripod, but
cumbersome handheld.