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I’m looking for an alternative to the 50mm SBOOI finder for a Leica IIIc as the SBOOI costs more than the camera itself (CLA included). Is the Voigtlander Kontur a good alternative? Any other suggestions?


PS Is the viewfinder of the screw mount cameras calibrated for a certain distance? For example 3m or 5m?





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Hello Antonio,


I see in SBOOI as the best 50mm viewfinder since day one, when I look through it first time.

So nice I use them (I have some

) on Leica ... M film/digital/"0" Replica .


Like you I wanted another less expensive and have Kontur for that.

This "Black finder" is something to be tried to judge if it's usable with two-eyes-open-style.

The frame/subject may not "mix" well in real life use.


Another viewfinder "50" from Voigtlander SBOOI alternative, but not cheap and it's been discontinued by now:

Have a look at this site for viewfinder infos: https://www.cameraquest.com/voigtacc.htm



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