Leica myth three.

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
John Siward
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Re: Leica myth three. Leica M range finder is coincident.
In reply to Godfrey, Apr 11, 2013

Godfrey wrote:

This was a "myth"?

your definition of myth is really rather different from any dictionary definition I've ever seen.

This information is straight from the Leica owners manual delivered with every M For thirty years or more.

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Precisely!  The only "myth" here is that this is something unique to Leica M.  Many other rangefinder cameras operated in the same way.  I quote from the user manual of an elderly Mamiya:

1. Position the subject within the central square of the viewfinder. As on the top left the subject will appear as a double images.
2. Rotate the focusing ring until the two images converge and are superimposed as on the figure on the left. The lens is now focused.
The two images can also be superimposed by using the lateral boundary line between the viewfinder and the center rectangle zone or split image. Adjust the images until the boundary lines converge.


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