Leica Imarect Finder (VIOOH)

Discussion in '[Classifieds] For Sale' started by mgb74, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. mgb74

    mgb74 Subscriber

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    An early (4 digit serial number) Imarect finder in excellent+ cosmestic condition. Functions fine, but with one issue described below. The Imarect is a cropping, shoe mounted, prism finder with settings from 35mm to 135mm. It provides manual parallax adjustment via a small thumbwheel at the base. Mechanically everything seems fine. There is some minor brassing on the eyepiece but no rust.

    However, there is a spot (fungus?) on one of the inner elements. This spot is a small black dot surrounded by a grey "halo". The black dot is about 1/3 the total size. It disappears at the 85mm setting (because it's a cropping finder). It doesn't prevent use of the finder at wider settings, but is distracting. It's very near the bottom at about the "5 o'clock" position. As to size, I estimate that the entire spot is about 1/10th the total vertical dimension at the 35mm setting. Other than the spot, the finder is clear.

    There is a discussion about opening and cleaning here:
    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34439

    Photos of this finder, including the spot, here:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/hmgolds/Imarect7xxx?authkey=Gv1sRgCPWvndrciqOqyAE&feat=directlink

    $45 plus shipping.USD
    Price : 45.00


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  2. Nick Merritt

    Nick Merritt Member

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    This is a really good price for this finder, fungus spot or not -- I paid three times this amount recently <sigh>. Hard to know where the fungus spot is until you open it up, but getting inside and access to the prism is quite easy.