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Leica 1.25x Viewfinder Magnifier for M Cameras

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The Leica Viewing Magnifier M 1.25x is a small and practical accessory for all Leica M rangefinder cameras. By enlarging the viewfinder image by twenty-five percent, it facilitates image composition when using lenses with focal lengths of 50mm and upwards. At the same time, it also improves focusing accuracy by expanding the effective measuring base. Especially useful for the M line since the different viewfinder models offer different magnification ratios.

Made of black anodized aluminium, the viewing magnifier is screwed into the camera eyepiece. It also has a thread for correction lenses to compensate for vision defects.

The small accessory is secured with a chain and connected to the camera eyelet with spring catches. The viewing magnifier can be kept in its leather case with snap fastener and attached to the camera strap when not in use. The magnifier is thereby protected and is easily accessible whenever required.

Leica 1.25x Viewfinder Magnifier for M Cameras
  • Leather Case
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    LeicaViewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras
     
    4.9

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Durable (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (10)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Landscape photography (6)
      • Travel (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (4), Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Makes Focussing Easier

      I use this magnifier on an M9 fitted with a 50mm Summilux lens. It's a perfect combination. The 50 mm frame line is at the viewfinder's limit for eyeglass wearers, but that's a...Read complete review

      I use this magnifier on an M9 fitted with a 50mm Summilux lens. It's a perfect combination. The 50 mm frame line is at the viewfinder's limit for eyeglass wearers, but that's a plus. The 50 mm image just about fills the viewfinder. You become unaware that the magnifier is on the camera. It just makes focussing that much easier for tired old eyes like mine.
      This product is jewel-like; made with superb quality.
      I took the cord off the magnifiier and put it away with the leather case for safe keeping. I love this device!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not good for me--[...]

      B&H is the best online seller of camera equipment. This magnifier was not what I expected, so I returned it. But that is fine. [...]

      B&H is the best online seller of camera equipment. This magnifier was not what I expected, so I returned it. But that is fine. [...]

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      5.0

      Helps focus on 90mm lens

      By Peter Wright

      from Milton, Ontario

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Helps Focus

      Cons

      • Needs Diopter Correction

      Best Uses

      • Portraits With 70-90mm

      Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

      I got this magnifier because I was having difficulty achieving consistent focus using my 90mm Elmarit wide open at 2.8 while at portrait type distances. The magnifier improves matters significantly. However I found that it seems to have a negative diopter of about -1 built in. As the Leica already has a -0.5 diopter built in, I needed a -1.5 for correction for my perfect (when I have glasses on) eyesight. You will need to unscrew any corrective lens already in the viewfinder and screw it into the magnifier. I didn't see this in the literature anywhere.

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      5.0

      Really helps

      By Rafael

      from México

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

          I bought this because the frame lines in my M8 are so little when my 50 cron is attached. Now I am happy. Framelines got bigger and focusing much easier.

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          • No

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          5.0

          With eyeglasses - good for 50mm and up

          By James L.

          from New Jersey

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

            Used with eyeglasses, for me this adapter expands the 50mm frame lines to almost the entire viewable area of the viewfinder. It makes focusing 50mm and 90mm lenses much easier. With my glasses on, this adapter is not usable with lenses wider than 50mm, which is fine by me. Very good quality, as would be expected, and the leather pouch is an excellent quality touch.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Useful

            By MJH

            from Canberra, Australia

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

              This has really improved the viewfinder of my Leica M6 (.85) when using a 50 Summilux. It not only helps with focus accuracy but also provides a very natural view. When placed in front of the eye it is the same view as you see normally and this is great for predicting the framing. Very nicely designed and made. Well worth it.

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              5.0

              A Big Help

              By V. Scott

              from Houston

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                I had difficulty focusing my M9P particular on close-ups and portraits. 1.25x viewfinder has made all the difference. I now get sharp images the first time. Works well with my glasses, which is a plus.

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                5.0

                A MUST

                By Andres Jaime

                from Bogota, Colombia

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                  A must for a Summilux 50

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Aide a 65 year old's focus

                  By jaw925

                  from Ft. Worth, TX

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                    I place the 1.25x magnifier on the range finder and found it still giving a full view with the bright lines of the 50 mm Sumilux and was still able to view the exposure controls. I added the 1.5 Leica M Diopter and am getting the razor sharp images the M9 P is capable of delivering.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Accessory for Leica ever!

                    By TerryClarkDot

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                      If you want to use the Leica M system to its fullest then you have to have this magnifier. Period. If not, pretty much forget about consistent results from your 90 and 135 lenses.

                      Before using this little magnifier my in focus ratio with my 90 was about 1 in 10, after I started using it, 10 in 10. Same with my 135. Yeah, it's THAT good. Also, with the 1.25, you can still see the 35mm frame lines in the standard .72 viewfinder. If you wear glasses you might have some difficulty, but if not you're there with no problem.

                      OK, yeah, it's a little expensive, but it's Leica, what's new? And of course, it's built like a tank. You can feel this isn't some cheap plastic lens, it's solid and heavy like real glass elements should.

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                      5.0

                      Superb

                      By EB

                      from Durham, NC

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                          Works as expected with top-of-the line Leica quality.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A wonderful "little" accessory

                          By el

                          from Alberta, Canada

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                          This little accessory makes a huge difference in focussing speed and accuracy. It is small, unobtrusive and the little accessory strap stays out of the way by using a kind of bearing system so that it slides to the side rather than flopping around in the way. Also, the magnifier is nice and bright.
                          It does exactly what it says but my goodness, is it ever expensive. But let's be honest, is that really a surprise?

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                          5.0

                          A very useful product

                          By Henry G

                          from Boston, MA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                            I have used this 1.25x Viewfinder Magnifier with the 50 summilux and 135 mm Apo-Telyt and focus is significantly easier and faster

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras

                            By Chris LAW HK

                            from LAS VEGAS

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                            Help a lot to focus when use lens >50mm

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras

                            By Chris LAW HK

                            from LAS VEGAS

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                            Help u focus when u use lens >50mm.

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                            • No

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                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Greatly improved focus with 50 and 90mm

                            By Brian

                            from Simi Valley, CA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Well Made

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                              I was having some trouble getting accurate and repeatable focussing when using the 90mm and 50mm Leica lenses. My eyes are 53 years old. So they just aren't what they used to be.

                              I now keep this image magnifier on my M9 at all times, even when shooting with the 28 and 35mm lenses. With the magnifier in place, the 35mm frame lines are just barely visible in the viewfinder. For the 28mm lens, I just use the 18mm external viewfinder mounted on the top of the camera. I just imagine some bright lines a little inside the 24mm bright lines in this viewfinder.

                              If you're having trouble getting repeatable, accurate focussing with longer lenses, I highly recommend this well made, but expensive Leica gadget.

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                              5.0

                              Important Acessory

                              By Bubba

                              from Rural South

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Insanely Overpriced

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                              I use it on 50mm and above lenses. I had one that I bought many years ago but lost it somewhere. It is very handy for critical focusing.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Better accuracy for 40mm and 90mm lenses

                              By El Hank

                              from Indiana

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Frame lines less clear

                              Best Uses

                              • Longer lenses

                              Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                              I leave it attached to my Leica M9. It gives a noticeable increase in my ability to focus using my eye glasses.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Typical Leica Quality

                              By Big Ratty

                              from South Australia

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                                Small unobtrusive design an good optics make this a very useful addition to the Leica rangefinder camera. Focussing is now much easier.

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                                • No

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                                (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Not good for me--[...]

                                By ramosa

                                from texas

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                                    B&H is the best online seller of camera equipment. This magnifier was not what I expected, so I returned it. But that is fine. [...]

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                                    • No

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                                    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Makes Focussing Easier

                                    By Norm

                                    from Haddonfield, NJ

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.25x for M Cameras:

                                    I use this magnifier on an M9 fitted with a 50mm Summilux lens. It's a perfect combination. The 50 mm frame line is at the viewfinder's limit for eyeglass wearers, but that's a plus. The 50 mm image just about fills the viewfinder. You become unaware that the magnifier is on the camera. It just makes focussing that much easier for tired old eyes like mine.
                                    This product is jewel-like; made with superb quality.
                                    I took the cord off the magnifiier and put it away with the leather case for safe keeping. I love this device!

                                    Share this review

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