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I hope someone can help me. Is there a viewfinder VIDOM existing with German military engravings like "Reichsadler" (German eagle) or do we talk about a fake? Thanks a lot

 

 

Yes , it exist, very rare one!

Also few, handful, VIOOH are known.

BUT, we have to do very cautious, we must to see the fonts.

I've researched a lot in this field (and I'm still on...) post a photo if you have...

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Sorry for the poor quality of quick scan...

; this VIDOM is reported by James Lager in his book on accessories. Also the VIOOH finder had a military version (marked "W.H." - "Wermacht Heer") which was a modified one - to be used reversed.

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Sorry for the poor quality of quick scan... ; this VIDOM is reported by James Lager in his book on accessories. Also the VIOOH finder had a military version (marked "W.H." - "Wermacht Heer") which was a modified one - to be used reversed.

 

Right Luigi !

This is one of the two variants of KM Vidom (I was forgetting: all the viewfinders with reichsadler are KM ones).

Jim shows all the three versions on his interesting book "Wehrmacht Leica": here there are photos of two VIDOM (two variants) and two VIOOH (one variant), one of these VIDOM was sold yesterday by IGAVEL...do not ask for how much:cool:

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one of these VIDOM was sold yesterday by IGAVEL...do not ask for how much:cool:

 

Rare WWII Leica VIDOM Viewfinder with Reichsadler and Kriegsmarine Engravings E7RBLAC - Item #: 2304177

 

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I hope someone can help me. Is there a viewfinder VIDOM existing with German military engravings like "Reichsadler" (German eagle) or do we talk about a fake? Thanks a lot

 

Ah, ...if you're thinking to that seen recently on the e... let it go

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Thank you all. Seems that the one offered to me was just a fake. But I will continue searching for it......

 

Here some photos of the "W.haven" engraving on a VIOOH in my Fontenelle Collection

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Here some photos of the "W.haven" engraving on a VIOOH in my Fontenelle Collection

 

Wow!

 

After seeing this I wish I'd kept my 1942 W. haven KM IIIC with the KM Xenon 50mm............wonder how many KM Elmar 35mm lenses were made for Wilhelmshaven branch? ~ I bet less then 20

 

Tom

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I know I'm digging up a dead thread, but I think this might be a military VIDOM.  It doesn't have an Eagle or Swastika, but just the number K40 stamped in the accessory shoe.  Opinions?

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This is the only possible military finder ( really a close up device) I can contribute from my collection. lager and others have shown similar ones, but still not too common I think, especially Heer.  I have had it for 30 years, so maybe it is original.  Regards

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