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Leica X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera USA

B&H # LEX1BLF36M Mfr # 18707
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This Leica X1 Brightline Finder is a viewfinder for the 36mm equivalent lens of the Leica X1 compact digital camera. The camera does not have a built in viewfinder so this is the perfect accessory for using your camera in bright sunlight. This is a passive finder, so no camera data is viewed if the LCD screen is turned off.

The finder provides a remarkably vibrant, high-contrast image. Due to a concave mirror in the optics, part of the incoming light is used to illuminate the picture outline as a bright frame. This is the same as in viewfinders of Leica M cameras.

The optics are given a high-quality multi-layer coating to guarantee optimum viewing through the finder in all conditions. The high-quality metal body of the finder is designed in the popular retro look of the fifties and sixties, but is milled from solid brass according to the latest technologies. The eyepiece side is rubberized to protect eyeglasses.

Leica X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera
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    X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera
     
    4.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (5)
      • Landscape photography (5)
      • Travel (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Elegant, Well Made Viewer for X1 and X2

      This viewfinder is beautifully made and optically bright and distortion free. Includes a secondary bright line for framing at close distances. Much more elegant than the electronic viewfinder, but lacks the functional capability...Read complete review

      This viewfinder is beautifully made and optically bright and distortion free. Includes a secondary bright line for framing at close distances. Much more elegant than the electronic viewfinder, but lacks the functional capability to show shot info when not in automatic mode. If you don't need the info when you shoot, save a couple of hundred dollars and get the optical viewfinder. Comes with a protective case.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Well Built

      Only use in bright sun conditions, sturdy and helpful.

      Only use in bright sun conditions, sturdy and helpful.

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      5.0

      A must for X1 users.

      By Shanman

      from Boston, Mass.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bright sunny days

        Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

        The Leica X1 is a great camera. If it had a fault it is that the screen is somewhat dated. It works fine but on VERY bright days it isn't always easy to see it. The Brightline Finder has changed all that for me. It is lightweight, attaches easilly and firmly to the X1 and most importantly presents a clear and accurate view of what you are shooting at. I am very pleased with this purchase. Thank you B+H and Leica.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Elegant, Well Made Viewer for X1 and X2

        By Mike

        from Germantown, MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors Or Bright Light

          Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

          This viewfinder is beautifully made and optically bright and distortion free. Includes a secondary bright line for framing at close distances. Much more elegant than the electronic viewfinder, but lacks the functional capability to show shot info when not in automatic mode. If you don't need the info when you shoot, save a couple of hundred dollars and get the optical viewfinder. Comes with a protective case.

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          • No

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          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product & Deal & Service

          By Walter

          from IN

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

            B&H Offer Great Product & Deal & Service

            I will recommend friends to shopping at B&H

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice Goodie

            By Glophoto

            from Fairfield, Ca.

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

              Purchased this for my Leica X1 , a must for outdoor pics! Wished the camera came with this viewfinder, but like all things Leica , it's a quality product. Get this accessory you won't regret it.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              A nice goodie!

              By Glophoto

              from Fairfield, ca.

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

                Love this viewfinder, a must if you take pics outdoors. Wished the X1 included this with the camera, but like everything Leica it's top quality. Pay the $$ and get this accessory you won't regret it.

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                4.0

                Well made and easy-to-use

                By BondiGuy

                from Sydney, AUS

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

                  There is a solid, quality feel to this finder. It integrates well with X1 and greatly improves ease-of-use in bright light situations (when the screen is hard to see).

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Increase the stability and holding

                  By Grant

                  from Tokyo, Japan

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

                    strongly recommend to use this item.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    VERY useful accessory

                    By Chip

                    from East Coast USA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Bright frame lines
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

                      This is a very bright viewfinder and is surprisingly useful with the X1. Using single point focus one can usually accurately estimate through the viewfinder where the focus point is. One can see the green light when the focus locks. The optical viewfinder is particularly good in bright sun when the Live View image on the back can't be seen very well.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Quality accessory

                      By John

                      from FL

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

                            Necessary for bright outdoor photography to compensate for when LCD is difficult to read.

                            An added item to carry that takes away from the convenience feature of the camera. Would have been nice to have had finder built-into the camera. Probably wouldn't have been of equal quality, however.

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Well Built

                            By Rick

                            from Currently in UAE

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera:

                                Only use in bright sun conditions, sturdy and helpful.

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