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

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Subject: [Leica] Canon 135/3.5 lens/finders
From: mail at (Karen Nakamura)
Date: Wed Sep 15 18:42:49 2004
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>>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 can
>>tell which is which as the Leica versions have the turret to the left of
>>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 foot.

Stan -

You're correct. The finder lies over the optical axis.  The only 
difference between left and right models is whether the mass of the 
finder is in the way of your shutter speed dial or not.


Karen Nakamura

In reply to: Message from vze2myh5 at (Stan Yoder) ([Leica] Canon 135/3.5 lens/finders)