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    Leica/Kodak Accessory

    Ok, I know this isn't made for Leica, but it fits in the shoe and it works. I've got the gist of it - it's an old Kodak Signet 80 multiframe finder with 35mm, 50mm, and 90mm bright lines. However, what do the "3" and "5" at the top of the 50mm bright line mean?




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    Why, I'd know those lines anywhere... They're parallax indicators.

    Supposed to help you keep from cutting off people's heads when you are shooting at 5 feet or 3 feet.

    But I'm rarely able to "remember", in the excitement of taking pictures, to refer to that line and so... Unless the rangefinder has automatic parallax correction, I frequently cut people's heads off.

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    Oh, ok. So if I'm shooting at five feet, then I pretend that the top of the frame is at the "5" marker?

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    Exactly!

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    Awesome! Thanks so much!



 

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