Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/08/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] A new VF magnifier?
From: "David Kieltyka" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 09:24:22 -0400
References: <00e401c12f79$829c1560$0201a8c0@Workgroup>

Frank Filippone <> wrote:

> The old Zeiss Contax RF had a gadget analogous to this...
> however, it was a mask optics to boost the size
> of the VF image....just cut the VF to approximate the 85
> and 135 frame lines.... The camera itself had no variable
> VF windows....50mm only.

No parallax correction either unfortunately. I have one of those finder
masks but I prefer using an external finder with the Contax RFs.

The Leica magnifier is a great idea. Now if they would get to work on that
1.4x converter to go with it....

- -Dave-

In reply to: Message from "Frank Filippone" <> (RE: [Leica] A new VF magnifier?)