Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 0.58 vs 0.72 Mag Finder
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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:35:39 +0100
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Hi Julian,
I have a 0.58 which I use mainly with a 28mm lens or 35mm. It isa great
viewfinder for these focal lengths, however I think Leica missed out on a
trick by not building it for 24-50mm lenses. As to your next lenses - I have
a 28-35-50 set up, all on their own bodies. For me it is perfect, but I do
mainly streetphotography. if you are planning on a 90 as a next lens, have
yopu thought about missing the 50 out and starting with a 35? It really all
dependes on the lenses YOU need. I've found on the street that there is a
big difference between each lens I have, but for other kinds of photography
they may be too close. A lot of big names only  use lenses in the 28-50

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Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 5:21 AM
Subject: [Leica] 0.58 vs 0.72 Mag Finder

> I am about to take the plunge and buy myself an M system and though it has
> been a bit of a process choosing what outfit to get (chrome vs. black,
> lens to use and viewfinder magnification) I have whittled it down to a
> M6 TTL with a matching chrome 35mm Summicron Asph (I prefer the older
> look together with it's better wearing characteristics).  With those
> made I am now stuck with which view finder magnification to go with.
> I am a glasses wearer and when viewing with the 0.85 I can't see the 35mm
> frame lines and there is no 28mm which leaves the 0.72 and 0.58.  Having
> looked at the 0.58 on Saturday and comparing it with a 0.72 I have to say
> is brighter and sharper than the 0.72, apparently less prone to flare and
> can see the 28mm frame lines without having to take off your glasses.
> With regard to future lens choices that I would use with this body, I
> think that after the 35mm Summicron and some more money, the next lenses
> have be a 90mm followed by a 28mm Elmarit.
> Does anyone have any experience with the 0.58 finder; is there anything
that I
> should be aware of, i.e. poor frame line sizing for the 90mm or focusing
> accuracy when compared with the 0.72?
> Any comments/advise would be greatly appreciated.
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