Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/19

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Subject: [Leica] viewfinder question
From: Michael Yoder <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 15:51:24 -0500
References: <00ee01c158ca$5cf85060$6748fc40@SamShoshan>

Hi all-

I have a rather simple, naive question, I'm sure.  I have an M6 with 
35 F2 on order, awaiting the  "Leica Day" price before it ships.  As 
it stands, I've ordered it with the .72 magnification viewfinder, 
given that I plan (when I can afford it) to eventually acquire lenses 
ranging in focal length from 24 to 90.  I shoot architecture and 
urban/suburban landscapes, so 35 and 50 would be my most widely used 
lenses, I believe.

What I am considering, however, is changing the order to the .58 
magnification viewfinder *if* it would enable me to view the image 
that a 24 mm focal length lens would cover.  I have a basic 
understanding about how the frame lines work, and how focusing 
changes their position for parallax compensation (and therefore, no 
frame lines would mean I would have to compensate myself.)

I would appreciate hearing from those LUGists who have used a 24 mm 
lens without an auxiliary finder, and how that might work out with 
the .58 viewfinder.
Unfortunately, I am nowhere near a Leica dealer where I can go try 
this out for myself.

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Michael S. Yoder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies
Texas A&M International University
Department of Social Sciences
5201 University Blvd.
Laredo, TX  78041
(956) 326-2634   FAX (956) 326-2459

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