Wide angle viewfinders

enash

New Member
I recently added a second hand 24mm ASPH to my kit which came complete with the 24mm accessory viewfinder. (the rectangular one in which has the black plastic housing) Although I'm happy with the lens - the viewfinder BLOWS! There is a ton of distortion and flare, and it has a very fat bright-line frame line with round corners. Round corners? Anyway, I find it very difficult to get any accurate sense of what is actually going be in frame. I'm wondering if anyone out there can tell me if the newer 21 24 28 wide angle finder is any better. And if its worth the $300 plus.

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zapman

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>Hi Erik,

I had the same problem with the dedicated Leica plastic 21mm finder that came with my 21mm ASPH, and ended up getting a Voigtlander 21mm finder instead (or rather: in addition...:).

Despite some barrel distortion, the high-point Voigtlander brightline finder works a lot better, at least for me who wears glasses. It's gives a much clearer view, and you can frame the shot accurately with your eye at a bit of a distance. If you're picky about perspective distortion (at least I am for architectural shots), it couples nicely with a Voigtlander level finder, using a duouble shoe adapter. See
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I am sure their 25 mm finder is just as good, although I haven't tried it.

Good luck!

Richard Torsleff Stockholm, Sweden



>Posted by Erik Nash (Enash) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 9:36 pm: > >I recently added a second hand 24mm ASPH to my kit which came complete >with the 24mm accessory viewfinder. (the rectangular one in which has >the black plastic housing) Although I'm happy with the lens - the >viewfinder BLOWS! There is a ton of distortion and flare, and it has a >very fat bright-line frame line with round corners. Round corners? >Anyway, I find it very difficult to get any accurate sense of what is >actually going be in frame. I'm wondering if anyone out there can tell >me if the newer 21 24 28 wide angle finder is any better. And if its >worth the $300 plus. > Thanks
 
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papasan

I got my 24mm viewfinder used. I was wondering if anyone can tell me at what distance should I start looking at the parallex compensation mark? It also feels extremely fragile when I handle it (like put it on and take it off the camera). Did anyone actually broke the viewfinder? Thanks~
 
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