Leica Finders - Various Types
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5cm SUWOO black/nickel; black and chrome finish, made in the 1930s to accompany the early round-shaped single-shot cameras Oleyo and Oligo, one of the rarest of all Leica-finders of the regular production models; approx. Year: 1925

5cm SUWOO black/nickel; black and chrome finish, made in the 1930s to accompany the early round-shaped single-shot cameras Oleyo and Oligo, one of the rarest of all Leica-finders of the regular production models; approx. Year: 1925

 

Leica/Leitz Right-angle viewfinders 4 different finders with 2 red boxes, leather case (early WINKO black, early WINTU black, late WINTU black, WOOSU chrome)
Leica/Leitz Right-angle viewfinders

4 different finders with 2 red boxes, leather case (early WINKO black, early WINTU black, late WINTU black, WOOSU chrome)

Leica / Leitz WOOSU 90 degrees 5cm Right Angle Finder

Leica / Leitz WOOSU 90 degrees 5cm Right Angle Finder

 
Newer type of Brightline frame Finder for 35mm lenses

This is a rare finder type (unknown codename) for the Leica 35mm RF (5cm lenses)

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Leitz/Leica New Style Silver/chrome SBOOI 5cm Brightline Finder
Leica 1f body with red scale Elmar 3.5/5cm , feet scale, cap, SBOOI 50mm finder, with matching FOKOS, feet scale
LEICA Ic with Elmar 3.5/50mm, 5cm SBOOI finder, FOKOS rangefinder setup
Shown is how a typical look of a setup in a LEICA Ic with Elmar 3.5/50mm, 5cm SBOOI finder, FOKOS rangefinder setup

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Leitz/Leica New Style Silver/chrome SBOOI 5cm Brightline Finder

VIDOM / TORPEDO VISIL Finder old type LINK to pages

5cm lenses were the earliest "standard" lens for 35mm photography. The varifocal finders usually has provision for popular 50mm(5cm) focal length, So, please CHECK alternate Torpedo / Universal Finders which in most cases also cover this focal length. Shown is an early Torpedo Finder (model Shown VISIL) and the more popular VIDOM finder offered at later stage. Subsequent LEICA cameras usually have bright-line frame for most of the popualr focal lengths built in. Other Options: Sports Folding Frames

NOTE:- Basic visual references only, other combinations/variations exist.

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Part I (VIDOM) | Part II (Imarect / VIOOH) | Part III (21mm/ 2.8cm) | Part IV (3.5cm)
Part V (5cm); Part VI (7.3cm/ 8.5cm /9cm) Part VII (13.5cm + others) | Sport Frames Finders


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NOTE:- Basic visual references only for some of the popular series, other combinations/variations may exist.

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Credit: Image courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

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