Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/10/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 to .85 or .72 or .58: that is the question!
From: Rick Dykstra <>
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 20:21:39 +1000

Hi Frank,

given that you wear glasses, why not get a diopter lens to use with a 0.85.
Then, your right eye looking through the camera will see the view clearly,
and the left eye will be blurry (some assumptions here on right/left
prescriptions).  With both eyes open, your brain will select the clear right
eye view, but your left eye will still provide sufficient 'situational
awareness'. The fact that the 0.85 view is close to 1 makes this work well.
It's not so easy with 0.72, nor .58 I imagine.

Works for me.

Rick Dykstra

> From: "Frank Filippone" <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 12:31:16 -0700
> To: <>
> Subject: [Leica] M6  to .85 or .72 or .58: that is the question!
> 2-Open-eyed-Frank says that a .58 finder is a bit difficult to use with both
> eyes open,,,,,, but then again, so are the 28mm framelines with glasses on a
> .72.......The M3 is about perfect if it were not for the lack of 35mm
> framelines, which I constantly use......
> I am about to purchase a new body, and the .58 has made me wonder if I
> really like to use 2 eyes or see the complete framelines.....or just live
> with my glasses up in the air and get a gets down to the .85 or
> the .58.......
> Opinions?
> Frank Filippone