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Sony FDA-V1K viewfinder on Leica X2?
Old 07-31-2016   #1
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Sony FDA-V1K viewfinder on Leica X2?

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Will the Sony FDA-V1K viewfinder work on Leica X2? Are there any special design jada jada jada that sony made so that it doesnt work with other cameras? (i have found a used one cheap).

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Old 08-01-2016   #2
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I don't see why it wouldn't... it's an optical VF.
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Old 08-01-2016   #3
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I use one with my X2 - it is a nice finder and it works well. You just need to remember where the AF patch would be in your composition. Also, it is worth temporarily taping over the connnector socket to avoid getting dirt on the contacts.
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Thank you! I guess i will try it then!
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The X1's 36mm OVF is great!

Spend the extra coin, it's worth it.
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Congrats on the find. IMHO The Sony FDA-V1K, which is essentially the missing 35mm link in the ZM lineup, is the best 35mm external finder ever made.
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I have tried one of the other Zeiss, is it the same?
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I agree with B-9, the X1 OVF is great. I have one spare if anyone wants one.
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Old 10-23-2016   #9
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Just browsing and looking for an external 35mm finder for a Barnack. Will the Sony FDA-V1K work on a film Leica? [I know, it's blasphemy, but I would like a Zeiss finder with the wonderful glass.] Any help appreciated.
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