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A 28 mm is about it with an 0.72x finder and there is no problem using an M that way as many photogs have done for years until the M4-P came along. Heck many are still doing it. I use my 0.58x with a 24 that way too. Works great BUT you do not have any parallax correction which can catch you out if you are focused close. I simply shift the lens to the viewfinder's position before releasing the shutter. John Collier On Jun 5, 2004, at 8:42 PM, Jeff Albertson wrote: > Another rudimentary question from a long time Nikon SLR user with his > first Leica. Obviously the widest frameline on the M4 is for a 35mm > lens. I prefer a shorter wideangle, so I'm wondering what optic > approximates the whole frame you see through an M4 viewfinder? I don't > want to use a separate finder unless I have to and I don't want to > convert to the more visually complicated M6 type finder with 28mm > framelines. > Guessing that the whole finder shows approximately a 28mm view, is > there any reason I can't just mount a rangefinder-coupled 28 or 24mm > lens and just focus as usual using the whole finder as my "frameline"?