Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras

Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras

Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras

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Leica 12 006 overview

  • 1Description

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.

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Leica Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras
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  • 2-Year Warranty
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    Leica 12 006 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.992 x 2.992 x 1.575"

    Leica 12 006 reviews

    Viewfinder Magnifier 1.4x for M Cameras is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent addition for your camera bag 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.
    Date published: 2011-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from very impressed 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.
    Date published: 2012-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2010-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Like A Charm! 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.
    Date published: 2011-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gizmo 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.
    Date published: 2012-11-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2011-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eyes Wide Open 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.
    Date published: 2009-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive but very good quality 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.
    Date published: 2013-02-11
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