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A faulty 1.4x viewfinder magnifier


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This message is intended to be a warning following my realization that my fairly new magnifier nearly disappeared. It appears that the pin in the anchor ring on the lens barrel became detached, unbeknown to me. It probably happened during a rare removal to enable a wide angle lens to be used. Fortunately I had stowed the lens, still with attachment cord, into its little leather case. It was only when I went to refit the magnifier that I realize the cord was no longer attached. Worse, the rear locking ring was also missing. Had I left it dangling on the camera I would almost certainly have lost the whole unit. Has anyone else suffered a similar experience?

 

Thanks to Frank Foster, from whom I purchased the item, he contacted Leica for me and I have since returned the item to Leica UK. That was a kindly act in view of his recent retirement.

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This message is intended to be a warning following my realization that my fairly new magnifier nearly disappeared. It appears that the pin in the anchor ring on the lens barrel became detached, unbeknown to me. It probably happened during a rare removal to enable a wide angle lens to be used. Fortunately I had stowed the lens, still with attachment cord, into its little leather case. It was only when I went to refit the magnifier that I realize the cord was no longer attached. Worse, the rear locking ring was also missing. Had I left it dangling on the camera I would almost certainly have lost the whole unit. Has anyone else suffered a similar experience?

 

Thanks to Frank Foster, from whom I purchased the item, he contacted Leica for me and I have since returned the item to Leica UK. That was a kindly act in view of his recent retirement.

 

Had the exact same problem with a 1.25x.

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