Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/10

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Subject: [Leica] I'm Ruining My Glasses
From: "Frank Dernie" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 09:26:16 +0100

Hi Hans-Peter
I have coated glass specs and the coating is well and truly scuffed by my
camera eyepiece. The glass is not scratched however.
cheers Frank

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>Hans-Peter.Lammerich wrote
> I in fact prefer the metal rimmed viewfinder ocular on the early Ms. And
> they don't scratch MY glasses (Zeiss Punktal, with the greenish
> multilayer coating). Possibly you have "plastic" glasses that scratch
> easily. The M6's rubber ones sometimes smear on MY glasses. To solve
> your problem I would suggest the following:
> 1. use "glas" glasses, preferably with high refraction index. These are
> a tad heavier than "plastic" glasses, but noticeably thinner.
> 2. ask for "plastic" glasses with scratch resistant coating.
> Even if techncially feasible, putting the M6's rubber rimmed viewfinder
> ocular is more expensive. The rubber is vulcanised on the metal. So it
> is not an external rubber piece. With external rubber protectors it may
> get more difficult to see the 28mm or even the 35mm frame.
> My general advice for eyeglas wearers is to choose frames for medium or
> small lens diameters. You save weight and money. They are more
> convenient for looking through cameras, binoculars etc., because they
> are closer to the eyeballs. And I wouldn't accept glasses without the
> best available anti-glare coating.
> Hans-Peter