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I have the 1.4x and it is possible to still kind of see the 50mm frame lines. IMO, it's a hassle if you're like me and shoot a lot of different lenses during a single outing, especially anything wider than 50mm. As was posted here a while ago, I think by Charles, the best solution for me was to find the correct diopter correction match for my eyesight. This was great when my RF was perfectly calibrated, but now it seems to be slowly drifting and I really have to focus by intuition, slightly shifting the RF convergence away from...Show more →
Yes I was looking into getting one, but wasn't sure if the high price was worth it to get .15 more magnification over the 1.25, so far my eyes are fine with the 1.25, will see in a few yrs when my eyesight starts to degrade more
I compared both and found that while the 1.25x allowed easier framing at 50mm, it didn't seem to be enough of a an improvement for focusing ease, compared to not using one. Granted, I bought the 1.4x primarily to use with 90mm. I guess it depends on what you're shooting too. A lot of my 90mm work is more landscape-like and usually stopped down, or near infinity, as a result, the magnifier was less useful than I thought it would be. For portraits I seem to prefer 50mm on the Leica. Maybe if I had a 75 Lux, I'd use it for that, but when I borrowed Andrew's, I never felt I had a really hard time focusing it because of the long focus throw. Some of the new, fast lenses with short focus throw are quite the PITA for nailing focus, it seems.