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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?
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.
rover just might have an extra one, in fact, i'm pretty sure he does.
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.
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.
"Torpedo" finder? Is that what it's called? I already have a J-9 85mm lens, so this combined VF could be interesting.
Not a torpedo, just a 135mm finder. Here are a couple pics.
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!
It looks really nice, Rover. I like it.
Well, we've already PM'd about it. :)
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.
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.
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...
The deal is done. I just need to get to the post office and send it on its way.
wow, from virginia to edmonton, canada to conn. (amston?) to holland.
way cool international trade.
To stay in RF terms, and to speak with Dorothea Lange: this little finder has become a Migrant Finder. :)
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