View Full Version : Viewfinder for 135mm lens

12-19-2004, 13:02
I just bought three (3!) FSU lenses on eBay from ruscamera.

In a few weeks I'll be the proud owner of:
1 black Jupiter-8 50/2
1 silver Jupiter-3 50/1.5
1 silver Jupiter-11 135/4

And it's with this last lens that I need some help.

Is there a dedicated viewfinder for the 135mm?

I already have the turret finder but I'd prefer a small, dedicated viewfinder that I can stick on the M2 when I need it. I probably won't use it too often as I usually don't shoot much in tele range, but the vast expanses of Mongolia are tempting shooting grounds for such long lenses.

If there is a dedicated viewfinder for 135mm, does anyone here have one for sale, or seen one on eBay?

12-19-2004, 13:09
Well, Leica definately make one, but like everything from the house of Leitz it's a tad pricey. I think there's a Canon one, too.


back alley
12-19-2004, 13:44
rover just might have an extra one, in fact, i'm pretty sure he does.


12-19-2004, 13:58
Joe is very correct Remy. :)

I have an extra 135 viewfinder. Send me a PM if you are interested.

I can take some digi-snaps of it if you would like.

RObert Budding
12-19-2004, 17:10
I use a Zeiss Ikon Contax "torpedo" finder that has framelines for both 85mm and 135mm. It works well and only cost me about $70. Besides, you know that one day you will buy an 85mm lense.


12-20-2004, 00:36
"Torpedo" finder? Is that what it's called? I already have a J-9 85mm lens, so this combined VF could be interesting.

12-20-2004, 01:38
Not a torpedo, just a 135mm finder. Here are a couple pics.

12-20-2004, 01:41
So, the funny thing is, I received this in a trade from Joe, but he never opened the box and looked at it. He had it, but then bought his Canon 7 which has 135 framelines. So, when he shipped it to me, he just put the box with the finder in another box, just a little larger, and sent it on to me. I laughed when I got it because those two little boxes had more tape on them, and I had to fight through it twice!

12-20-2004, 02:42
It looks really nice, Rover. I like it.

Well, we've already PM'd about it. :)

Brian Sweeney
12-20-2004, 02:50
My little finder is finally going to have a home.

Same as Joe, I got it with a Nikkor 13.5cm F3.5 that I use on my Canon 7. So this little finder has not had any use in three owners.

12-20-2004, 02:56
That is right Brian, this started with you. I didn't even look at the return address from the box in which it was shipped to Joe.

back alley
12-20-2004, 15:36
hey, i opened the original box and looked at the finder and put it on my shelf.
i just knew finders were not for me.
it did not, however, ever make onto a camera in canada.

so? are you guys gonna make a deal?
i kinda feel involved...


12-20-2004, 15:43
The deal is done. I just need to get to the post office and send it on its way.

back alley
12-20-2004, 15:51
wow, from virginia to edmonton, canada to conn. (amston?) to holland.
way cool international trade.


12-20-2004, 19:20
To stay in RF terms, and to speak with Dorothea Lange: this little finder has become a Migrant Finder. :)