Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Dash line in 24mm viewfinder
From: "Joe Codispoti" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 09:16:21 -0800
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The line is a guide to compensate for parallax error (the difference between
what the finder shows and what the lens will capture). Since the finder is
higher than the lens, and it does not adjust automatically (as the
range/viewfinder does), once the photo has been composed, the camera should
be lifted to accommodate the scene to below the dashed line rather that the
top outline. This should be done for subjects closer than 6 feet.

Joe Codispoti

From: "Victor Wek" <>

> In 24mm viewfinder, on the top, there is a dash line, below the solid one.
> What is it used for?
> Victor

In reply to: Message from "Victor Wek" <> ([Leica] Dash line in 24mm viewfinder)