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Hi Christopher. Actually I was referring to the Contax's standard VF when I mentioned the lack of parallax correction. But re-reading my post I see this isn't exactly clear. You're right about the finder mask...I have the 563/03. I've only used it a few times, mainly because I have to disconnect my strap from the finder-side lug to fit it on properly. I guess I could get another IIa or IIIa and dedicate it to the 85 and 135mm lenses! But, yes, the mask makes the finder uncomfortably dim IMO. So I use a nice Nikon varifocal finder instead. Take care. - -Dave- - ----- Original Message ----- From: <CHRISTOPHER.CHEN@customs.treas.gov> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 4:01 PM Subject: Re: [Leica] A new VF magnifier? > > Actually, the post-WWII 85/135 mask (model #563/03, the 1 that fits around > the viewfinder & over the strap lug) did have parallax correction. The > pre-WWII mask for the II (model #543/7, that fits into the accessory shoe) > lacked parallax correction. However, I agree that they're not always the > most useful accessories around, particularly when shooting indoors, as > they make the already relatively dim Contax viewfinders even darker. > > ---------------------------------------- > > Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 09:24:22 -0400 > From: "David Kieltyka" <email@example.com> > > Frank Filippone <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > The old Zeiss Contax RF had a gadget analogous to this... > > however, it was a mask only...no 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.