Leica X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera

Leica X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera

Leica X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera

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Leica X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera

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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.

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Leica X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera
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    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.0 x 3.0 x 1.1"
    X1 Brightline Finder for Leica X1 Compact Digital Camera is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes the X cameras Complete I would have not purchased a Leica X camera if it were not for this viewfinder. I use it all the time when shooting with my X1. I never use the LCD screen when shooting and it is always off thus saving on the battery charge. It is like photographing with a film rangefinder camera. I also like the fact that it is truely an optical viewfinder without and extraneous and distracting LED information. This is a good accessory for the viewfinder purist photographer.
    Date published: 2015-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for X1 users. 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.
    Date published: 2013-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2012-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY useful accessory 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.
    Date published: 2011-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality accessory 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.
    Date published: 2011-03-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Goodie 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.
    Date published: 2011-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes the X Cameras Worthwhile I have to agree with the other Mike 100% in that using the optical viewfinder instead of the LCD screen enhances the traditional picture taking experience. I also believe that if you primarily want to use a no frills optical finder this surpasses the finder on the Fuji X100 series. It has a larger, clearer and less distorted view in my opinion. It is perhaps my favorite reason for using the X1.
    Date published: 2016-04-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well Built Only use in bright sun conditions, sturdy and helpful.
    Date published: 2011-03-04
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