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Magnifier for Leica M viewfinders, aiding focussing accuracy when using longer lenses.
On cameras with 0.85 magnification (e.g. Leica M3, Leica M6) this magnifier will result in natural view allowing shooting with both eyes open.
On cameras with 0.72 magnification (e.g. Leica M2, Leica M4, Leica M6) this magnifier will result in an approximate 0.85 magnification for comfortable and accurate focussing.
Frameline visibility on Leica M8 (0.68 native magnification; without eyeglasses):
1.15x magnifier - all frames (24*/28/35/50/75/90)
1.25x magnifier - frames 28*/35/50/75/90
1.35x magnifier - frames 28*/35/50/75/90
* may require moving your eye around the viewfinder slightly to see the frame
A customer comments about the use on the Leica M9:
The x1.15 on the M9 0.68 M9 viewfinder provides about a 0.78 which is a little better than the standard M 0.72 on the film Ms.
The x1.35 provides a 0.90 viewfinder which is a little better than the 0.85 mag finder available for the film Ms.
ATTENTION: due to Leica patent restrictions, this product is not available to customers for rangefinder camera use in Germany and the United States of America!
UPDATE: Even though primary intended use for this product is on cameras, we understand that it can be adapted for use on other optical equipment (telescopes, spotting scopes etc.). In such cases, please contact us for details.
ACHTUNG: Aufgrund bestehender Leica Patentrechte ist dieses Produkt nicht in Deutschland und USA verfuegbar!
Instructions MS-MAG 1.15 (Instructions_MS-MAG_1.15.pdf, 40 Kb) [Download]