What is the leica IIIg viewfinder magnification?

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  1. msbarnes

    msbarnes Member

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    Roughly? I'm curious. I know that it's larger than the other barnacks but I'm not sure how much larger.
     
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    Hi,

    it looks like 0.7 - interesting is that you can find easily on the internet about rangefinder - but not about viewfinder magnification of IIIg.
     
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    The LEICA IIIf has a 1.5x magnified rangefinder
    are you mean that
     
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    Thanks darkosaric!

    Yeah I was interested in the viewfinder magnification for composing. I like the Leica LTM camers but wish that their viewfinders were less squinty. My contemplation is in getting a IIIg or an M3. I currently use Canon 50mm's and don't really care about other focal lengths, but M lenses, maybe.
     
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    I have a M3 - get one, it is a joy to use! Loading of the film is much faster and better in M3. Probably when you get used to it - screw mount loading is not painful also, but for me it was. M cameras are faster and better for shooting. Screw mount cameras are smaller and more pocketable - but not IIIg - it is big almost as M3.

    @taysirco - yes rangefinder is 1.5x but viewfinder is 0.7.