40mm finder for G2 w/45mm lens?

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by twopointeight, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. twopointeight

    twopointeight Member

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    My first post here, hi. I like my Contax G2, but it has a skimpy viewfinder. What if I used a 40mm finder (Voigtlander?) for a better view with the 45mm lens? Anybody try this? Other finder suggestions for this lens?
     
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    Welcome. You may want to check that the diopter adjustment (knurled wheel to the right of the finder) is set properly for your vision before buying a supplemental finder.
     
  3. Lee L

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    I use the Voigtlander 40mm finder with my Fuji GW690 and 90mm lens. I bought it for my 40mm rangefinder lenses, but it's a very close match in coverage for the 690, and the view is higher magnification (about 85-90% lifesize with the Voigtlander), and much brighter and clearer than the Fuji finder. I've briefly handled a G2, but can't make a valid viewfinder comparison for you.

    Lee