Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Can an M6 view-finder be tilted?
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 10:20:05 -0500

on 8/1/01 9:17 am, Andrew Moore at wrote:

>> I came back from Monterey where I shot a bunch of photos. There's this
>> great horizon line and it ALWAYS slopes downward left to right.
>> I'm fairly sure that I have lined things up properly and to
>> have ALL of them tilted the same way is, well, amazing.
>> So, could something in the viewfinder system be causing this? Or do I
>> just to take this up with my shrink to get my head on straight.
> Which lens (framelines) are you using in these shots?  I noticed that the
> wide framelines (35 and 28) seem to tilt as you move your eye horizontally
> across the viewfinder.  Make sure you're viewing your subject from the
> center of the viewfinder and not slightly off.

There is a medical condition that can cause this, amazingly. The details are
in Ansel Adams THE CAMERA I think.
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Johnny Deadman