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Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras

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  • For Lenses 75mm and Up

The Leica Viewfinder Magnifier M 1.4x is a small and practical accessory for all Leica M rangefinder cameras. By enlarging the viewfinder image by two fifths, image composition is more practical and easier when using lenses with focal lengths of 75mm and upwards. At the same time, it also improves focusing accuracy by expanding the effective measuring base, especially when shooting at telephoto focal lengths.

The 1.4x viewfinder magnifier turns into magnification of 1x with most M-series cameras, and 0.95x with M8 models. This combination allows for comfortable viewing of the subject with both eyes. It is 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 Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras
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  • 2-Year Warranty
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    LeicaViewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras
     
    4.7

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Improves function (11)
    • Durable (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use (11)
      • Travel (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Brilliant vision

      For some of us old timers who's eye's ain't what they used to be, the leica 1.4x, when using a longer lens, is just what you need. While I've already been using a...Read complete review

      For some of us old timers who's eye's ain't what they used to be, the leica 1.4x, when using a longer lens, is just what you need. While I've already been using a diopter for my less than perfect vision, when I add this 1.4x to the viewfinder on a 90 mm lens, the boost in clarity is just excellent. So I can run around with my M6, capturing those moments with the response and speed I need, instead of fumbling around with the focus and wondering if it is really dead on, or not..... and not knowing until the proofs come back.

      Being a leica product, the quality is excellent. And its so tiny, after you've had it on your camera for a day, you'll forget its an add on and just think of it as part of the camera.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great magnification, but darker view

      I have the M7 and M9 and own the magnifier 1.25. I purchased the 1.4 to try to get greater magnification but found indoors the darkness of my rangefinder was to great. At the...Read complete review

      I have the M7 and M9 and own the magnifier 1.25. I purchased the 1.4 to try to get greater magnification but found indoors the darkness of my rangefinder was to great. At the same time it was helping with focus it was hindering me just to see the focus patch. I sent the 1.4 back, it may work for you it didn't for me.

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      5.0

      Excelente!

      By Eduardo

      from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

        Ideal for use with 75mm lenses.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Good for Leica wide angle shooters

        By BH

        from Menlo Park, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Solves Potential Problem

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

            I use the .58 viewfinders on my Leica cameras. If you shoot a lot of wide angle lenses, the .58 is the only way to go. Problem is: once you use a lens as long as a 50mm, the brightfield image for that lens in the rangefinder gets pretty small. This magnifier gets the framelines for a 50 to about 3/4 of the viewfinder image. Very useful.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Expensive but very good quality

            By Yurii

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Improves Function
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Traveling

              Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

              It is well made, like pretty much every Leica product I used in the past. It did not dim the viewfinder much, and let me focus more precisely. 50mm frames barely fit now in the view with the 1.4x on my Leica M6, but I found little problems to compose. I am happy to get this magnifier, and I should have purchased it before.

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              • No

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              5.0

              very impressed

              By JBL

              from California

              Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

              I originally acquired the 1.25x magnifier because I don't use long lenses that much and wasn't sure about the usability of this magnifier. When I got a 135mm lens, I thought I would need to get this magnifier to have any hope of focusing it.

              What I noticed was that the 1.4x magnification is extremely useful on the M9 with 50mm lenses. When I moved from film to digital, I found I was missing focus, especially with the Noctilux. This magnifier made things a lot better.

              To me, this magnifier is more useful than the 1.25x.

              It's expensive, but that's the way Leica is.

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              5.0

              Great gizmo

              By Obsolete Pete

              from Northern Vermont

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Improves Function

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                Very useful in conjunction with short telephoto, as it facilitates more accurate focus. Great when used on 0.72x viewfinders because the resultant magnification is 1.0x, thus making it very comfortable to compose and focus quickly with both eyes open.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works great with 50mm and up lenses

                By M

                from Aliso Viejo

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Improves Function
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                    Use with my Noctilux-M f/0.95 works very well to consistently grab focus when shooting wide open.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Mark

                    from Miami Florida

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Improves Function
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                      Does what it supposed to do. I used this with my 50 and 75 mm lenses and it fills up the viewfinder perfectly. It makes focussing a bit easier. I found it comfortable and it really didn't poke into my eyes as some ppl mentioned. It all depends on the shape of your face.

                      I liked that it came with a little letter pouch for carrying which can be attached to my camera strap.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      No doubt it is good quality magnifier

                      By Hal

                      from Ottawa

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                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                            No doubt it is good quality magnifier, but frankly, I did not see any difference when I installed this directly on the M9 viewfinder.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A 'must' if you want razor sharp focus

                            By George

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Improves Function

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use

                              Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                              Using this magnifier has made a huge difference in the sharpness of focusing from 50mm lense and up. I have used it with a f1 Noctilux wide open, where focusing dead on is critical, and have noted an improvement in the number of focused pictures achieved.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              The ideal tool for focusing!

                              By shinobufuruya

                              from Japan

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Action Shots
                                • Everyday Use
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                Has been in possession of a 50mm Leica M9. Was compared to 1.25x, 1.4x is more focus was easy. It is strongly recommended

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Most expensive magnifier

                                By youhu

                                from towson

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                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Bulky

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday Use
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                This magnifier should be conbined to M9 for sale and not to buy it separately.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great for focal lengths 50mm & longer

                                By Mark

                                from Sydney, Australia

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Improves Function
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday Use
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                  Does exactly what you expect & is of the highest quality as you would expect from Leica. It is just a little uncomfortable on your eye as it protrudes from the camera body.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Works Like A Charm!

                                  By Brian

                                  from Simi Valley, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Great Storage Case
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Normal Telephoto Focus

                                    Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                    I was having trouble focusing my M9 with 90mm f2.0 lens. I ordered this magnifier to help solve my problem. I wear reading glasses, so I also ordered a +2.0 diopter lens. When they arrived, I screwed the diopter lens onto the magnifier and installed them both on my camera. They work perfectly and solve my out of focus photos with my 90mm lens. The device comes with a small case which clips onto the camera strap. When you change lenses, it stores very neatly and is always ready when needed.

                                    Expensive, but well worth the investment if you have trouble focusing with a 50, 75 or 90mm Leica lens.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Recommended viewfinder

                                    By H3Photograph

                                    from CA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Improves Function
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                      Very usefull viewfinder for lens 75mm to 135mm.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent addition for your camera bag

                                      By garyabq

                                      from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Improves Function
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday Use

                                        Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                        I currently own three Leica lenses (Noctilux, 28 'Cron and 75 'Cron). I've used this magnifier with the Noc and 75 and found the magnification was just what I needed for more accurate focusing. This magnifier is particularly useful with the Noc. I am nearly 60, average poor eyesight and I don't like to squint when looking through a view finder. I can confirm that using this magnifier does indeed allow you to reduce or even eliminate the need to squint one eye; your face is placed back from the viewfinder just enough that you can keep both eyes open and take in the full view before you. A much appreciated improvement in the photo framing and shooting process.

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                                        • No

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                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Great magnification, but darker view

                                        By A1 Surfer

                                        from Utah

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                        • Darkens Rangefinder view

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Outdoor critical focusing

                                        Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                        I have the M7 and M9 and own the magnifier 1.25. I purchased the 1.4 to try to get greater magnification but found indoors the darkness of my rangefinder was to great. At the same time it was helping with focus it was hindering me just to see the focus patch. I sent the 1.4 back, it may work for you it didn't for me.

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                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Superb

                                        By Michael

                                        from Dallas, TX

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Improves Function
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday Use
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                          I was moved to buy this after reading some reviews on forums.
                                          It is the best gadget for the Leica rangefinder.
                                          I have shot film and now digital on an "M" camera since the '70s and am delighted with the improvement in ease and speed of focusing this small tool provides.
                                          A definite must have.

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                                          • No

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                                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Brilliant vision

                                          By PJ

                                          from Sydney, Australia

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Improves Function
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • Can't think of one

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Action Shots
                                          • Everyday Use
                                          • Need a vision boost
                                          • Traveling
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                          For some of us old timers who's eye's ain't what they used to be, the leica 1.4x, when using a longer lens, is just what you need. While I've already been using a diopter for my less than perfect vision, when I add this 1.4x to the viewfinder on a 90 mm lens, the boost in clarity is just excellent. So I can run around with my M6, capturing those moments with the response and speed I need, instead of fumbling around with the focus and wondering if it is really dead on, or not..... and not knowing until the proofs come back.

                                          Being a leica product, the quality is excellent. And its so tiny, after you've had it on your camera for a day, you'll forget its an add on and just think of it as part of the camera.

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                                          • No

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                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great accesory for long lens.

                                          By Zach D.

                                          from Chicago, Illinois

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Improves Function

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                              I have been using the viewfinder with my 90mm lens. It helps a lot in focusing.

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                                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              "Eyes Wide Open"

                                              By Dave

                                              from Los Angles, CA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Construction
                                              • Optics
                                              • True to it's claim

                                              Cons

                                              • Big bucks

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Accurate focusing
                                              • Distant focusing

                                              Comments about Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras:

                                              I bought this item to add to my Leica M7 to aid me in focusing. And guess what? It works! Focusing with both eyes open is natural and effective. The focus prism in the viewfinder is enlarged enough that I can more easily see when I'm in focus.

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