12011

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  • Code names - 12011 - UNIVERSAL WIDE-ANGLE VIEWFINDER M affectionately called the "Frankenfinder"
  • Production era 2006-Current
  • Type - Viewfinder with adjustable size positions - Frames are mirrored into the viewfinder image by a beamsplitter prism set
  • Mount - Standard camera flash shoe with screw attachment
  • Number of lenses/groups - 2 (Reverse Galileo Telescope)
  • Magnification - .28x
  • Frame settings - 16, 18, 21, 24, & 28 mm, mirrored in separately
  • Parallax compensation - 0.5 m / 1.64 ft < ∞ in 5 click-stop positions
  • Spirit level - Mirrored in (fluorescent coating) for landscape view only
  • Scales - Metric
  • Materials - Anodized aluminum, rubber eyepiece and optical glass
  • Size (D x W x H)- 52 x 70 x 38 mm / 2.05 x 2.76 x 1.50 in
  • Weight - 150 g / 5.3 oz
  • Inscription - Leica

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  • On the street - $US 946 in 2008 - 900 in 2013
  • Manufacturer's description - The LEICA UNIVERSAL WIDE-ANGLE VIEWFINDER M enables precise cropping of the subject with the 28mm-35mm-50mm f/4 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M on the LEICA M7 and MP as well as the digital LEICA M8. For the LEICA M8, the focal length extension factor of 1.33x has to be considered, so in this case the bright-line frames for 21, 24 or 28 mm are set on the LEICA UNIVERSAL WIDE-ANGLE VIEWFINDER M. A parallax compensation dial enables adjustment of the frame to the focusing distance in five steps. Thanks to one aspherical lens element and one with achromatic correction, the LEICA UNIVERSAL WIDE-ANGLE VIEWFINDER M is insensitive to stray light and features high resolution and exceptional brilliance. An illuminated spirit level helps to keep the camera horizontal even in unfavorable light conditions. The eyepiece has a screw mount for optionally available diopter correction lenses.
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