Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Noctlilux and focusing in low light
From: Ted Grant <>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 20:16:39 -0700
References: <> <004b01c1f885$c4dde5e0$95ac3bcb@pavilion>

Karina wrote:
>>> Yesterday the gentleman that sold me my Leica,  suggested taping
> (temporarily) a small piece of yellow gelatin film over the rangefinder
> window. This apparently brightens the focus area and helps focussing in
> light conditions.<<<

At one time made for the Leica IIIf  and other models of that vintage, an
orange filter that fit over one of the small round range finder windows
creating a different coloured image to overlay the non-filtered window for
easier focusing.

I have one on my mint III F and it's quite effective. I have no idea why I
hadn't thought of making some kind of coloured filter for any of the M
cameras I've used. I suppose it never was a consideration because they've
all been easy to focus with their bright viewfinders.

However, please let us know what your re-action is on your M6.

Ted Grant Photography Limited

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