Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/29

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: 28mm finders
From: Henry Ambrose <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:41:01 -0600

>Has anyone here had a chance to compare the Kobalux and Voigtlander 28mm
>finders?  (And perhaps others?)  I'm wondering if it would in fact be
>*easier* to shoot with a 28 on an M body if you used an external finder --
>no problem of pressing your eye into the glass to see those framing lines,
>etc.  And it's not as if a 28 needs the same kind of accurate framing as a
>135; nor does it need particularly accurate focusing, for that matter.  Any
>Douglas Cooper
Hi Doug,

My thoughts are that the finder will make things slower but more precise 
for you.
I don't have the 28 but I do use the Leica finder with the 24. It slows 
me down compared to say, the 35 and using the camera finder.

I would rather have focus than exact framing so sometimes I just look at 
the scene to check with the external finder and then work through the 
camera finder. Checking back and forth if the scene or my position 

Since I have this great RF system for precise wide angle focusing I use 

If I was using a 28 I would NOT use an external finder. I'd just focus 
and shoot whats in the camera finder, framing the picture with the whole 
finder window. I doubt I'd miss much.

Henry Ambrose