Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/15

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Subject: [Leica] Canon 135/3.5 lens/finders
From: dorysrus at (Don Dory)
Date: Wed Sep 15 16:38:18 2004

Umm, busted.  I remember the difference now, the Leica flavor had a
shorter shoe.  My turret does in fact view just off center (R) on my


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf
Of Stan Yoder
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 2:33 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Canon 135/3.5 lens/finders

> The Zeiss Turret finder designed for the Contax system will cause
> parallax problems as the finder sits off the lens axis.  Some of these
> are made for Leica's and the turret is directly over the lens.  You
> tell which is which as the Leica versions have the turret to the left
> the eyepiece as you look through the viewfinder.  There is a parallax
> compensation on these.

I don't think this is correct. Regardless of whether the axis of the
turret lies to the left or 
right of the mounting foot, the focal length in use is always over the

Stan Yoder

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