Leica M8 + 21mm lens

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:29 am 
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Hello everyone,

I love the Leica M8, especially for black and white.

One thing I've somewhat struggled with is accurate framing

I came across a post by someone of Facebook claiming that using a 21mm lens on the M8 would use the ENTIRE viewfinder as your frame with no need for frame lines

Not sure if I actually want to try this..but is this true?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Leica M8 + 21mm lens
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:18 am 
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I think that a 24mm is useable on an M-9 and above using the whole viewfinder. Definitely not a 21.


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 Post subject: Re: Leica M8 + 21mm lens
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The widest framelines on the M8 are for a 24mm... So if you use the whole VF, you could approximate a 21mm.

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Double Negative wrote:
The widest framelines on the M8 are for a 24mm... So if you use the whole VF, you could approximate a 21mm.


So then using the 21mm would work?


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 Post subject: Re: Leica M8 + 21mm lens
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jedilost1 wrote:
So then using the 21mm would work?

Actually, my bad - it's been a while since I used the M8.

The framelines shown in the M8 VF are corrected... In other words, a 35mm lens would be a 47mm equivalent (and you'd use the 50mm framelines). A 21mm lens would be a 28mm lens equivalent, and therefore you would use those framelines.

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