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    Leica M Viewfinder

    I've got a Leica MP and want to change out my .72 for a .85. Does anyone know where I can get this done and how much it would cost? Thanks!

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    I would suspect it would be cheaper to sell your camera and buy another with the finder you want.

    Regards,

    David

    PS: I find that the following is available:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-25x-Viewfind...QQcmdZViewItem

    Sure beats sending the camera back to Leica!
    Last edited by David H. Bebbington; 02-18-2008 at 05:01 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I'm with David, you should have bought a .85 model camera in the first place.

    I shoot with two M6 TTL. Once is their .58, and the other is their .85. When buying my system, I planned out my purchases with this goal in mind.

    Why not add a magnifying eye piece to the .76 when you need magnification? Leica makes a nice one. Far cheaper. I use one on my .85 when shooting with my 75 mm, and 135 mm lenses.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    Hi. I spoke to 'my' Leica repair person about getting my finder changed to 0.52 (or whatever it is) for me and he too advised that it would be cheaper to find a camera with the finder you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinholemaster View Post
    I'm with David, you should have bought a .85 model camera in the first place.

    I shoot with two M6 TTL. Once is their .58, and the other is their .85. When buying my system, I planned out my purchases with this goal in mind.

    Why not add a magnifying eye piece to the .76 when you need magnification? Leica makes a nice one. Far cheaper. I use one on my .85 when shooting with my 75 mm, and 135 mm lenses.
    I never thought of that! I checked ebay I saw a Leica brand 1.25x, but it's like $200. I saw another one from Hong Kong for $80.

    Is the cheaper Hong Kong brand magnifier any good, or should I shell out for the Leica brand?

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    I've got the Leica magnifier, but I'm sure the Hong Kong one works just fine. You could run a search on Rangefinderforum -- I think I've seen people talking about it there. -Laura

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    The HK one is fine. I lost mine the first time I used it.
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    I think Honk Kong one is not a leica brand

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    I'd probably go for the Hong Kong version as well. That will leave you more money to buy film.

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    Lucy,
    If you're looking for a round number for swapping out the finder check with DAG camera repair. He's Leica trained & has a bunch of used parts perhaps he could get you some numbers.
    Keep in mind cheap is relative if you have to spend around a grand to get another body. If your (camera)body works well & you like it except for the finder, it's an argument against buying the unknown quantity of a different body.
    I'm stretching the memory now but don't you lose the 35mm field when changing to the .85 finder. No big deal if you're not going to use a 35 though.
    Just read the OP again, aren't the MP's few & far between on the used market?
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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