Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/18

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Subject: [Leica] LEICA Viewfinder Magnifier 1,25x
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sat Sep 18 06:41:31 2004

While the magnifier is grossly over priced, and very easy to lose - I've
already lost mine - it is quite a neat little accessory. What I did with
mine was put it and the 21 ASPH on a .85 body. What that did was give me
really precise focusing to go with the use of the accessory viewfinder.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Don Dory
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 9:51 PM
To: 'Leica Users Group'
Subject: RE: [Leica] LEICA Viewfinder Magnifier 1,25x

Let me add to John's comments.  I use the 1.25 very frequently on both a
0.72 M6 and an M3.  On the M6 it lets me use the 75 Summilux with ease
and with my glasses I see just the 50/75 combination with the usual room
around the edges to see what is going on.  Like John I also use the 24
without a finder and guess at the added coverage over the 28 lines.

On the M3 using the 1.25 I see what the 75 Summilux sees with almost no
room at the edges.  The 90 lines act like the normal 50 w/o magnifier
and the 135 lines become quite useable with a 135 F3.5 wide open.

What the 1.25 does is move a finder set up one magnification.  This is
quite a good thing as it is much less expensive than another body.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf
Of Luis Ripoll
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 6:04 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] LEICA Viewfinder Magnifier 1,25x

Maybe the question is, or are: Could give us the same on te aspects of
quick viewing and comfort ability a 0,72 + 1,25x, than a 0,85x? Or it
would be better a ,85 + a external 28mm viewfinder?


-----Mensaje original-----
[]En nombre
de John Collier Enviado el: sabado, 18 de septiembre de 2004 0:33
Para: Leica Users Group
Asunto: Re: [Leica] LEICA Viewfinder Magnifier 1,25x

I am not sure what the question is but the magnifier works as
advertised. I like it though I seldom use it.

John Collier

On Sep 17, 2004, at 3:07 PM, Ken Hagler wrote:

> At 01:51 PM 9/17/2004, you wrote:
>> I would like know if anyone can explain his experiences with the
>> magnifier.
>> I like very much the 0,85x viewfinder, not only for the 
>> magnification, the bigger impression with the 35 and 50 frame lines 
>> is more similar to the
>> lovely M3. I don't know which can be the results or effects using the
>> 1,25x
>> on a M6 with a 0,72x, and a 0,85x, in the Leica manuals I've read
>> that on a
>> 0,72 you can't see the 28mm framelines, or in a 0,85x the 35mm.

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Replies: Reply from jbcollier at (John Collier) ([Leica] LEICA Viewfinder Magnifier 1,25x)
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In reply to: Message from dorysrus at (Don Dory) ([Leica] LEICA Viewfinder Magnifier 1,25x)