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p.6 #1 · p.6 #1 · I just bought the greatest Leica accessory ever made


The reflxlab finder let me get down nice n low for this shot






Jun 02, 2024 at 02:20 PM
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madNbad wrote:
The odd letter combinations for Leica accessories is from the days of the telegram. Since telegrams charged by the letter, Leica began issuing letter codes to save money on communications. Instead of “Waist Level Viewfinder” you get AUFSU.


I imagine AUFSU stands for „Aufsichtsucher“: Something along the line of „top view finder“.

„Aufsicht“ means „top view“ and „Sucher“ is the German word for „finder“.



Jun 02, 2024 at 07:44 PM
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Knut. wrote:
I imagine AUFSU stands for „Aufsichtsucher“: Something along the line of „top view finder“.

„Aufsicht“ means „top view“ and „Sucher“ is the German word for „finder“.


The letter codes were based on the product description so that would make sense. Thanks!



Jun 02, 2024 at 08:24 PM
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p.6 #4 · p.6 #4 · I just bought the greatest Leica accessory ever made


As others have mentioned, these finders are great for any camera that has a hot/cold shoe. Does not have to be a Leica or an RF camera.


Jun 03, 2024 at 07:44 PM
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Desmolicious wrote:
As others have mentioned, these finders are great for any camera that has a hot/cold shoe. Does not have to be a Leica or an RF camera.


It's part of Huss'' exercise program for us. Just call them waist level squats.

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Jun 03, 2024 at 07:52 PM
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p.6 #6 · p.6 #6 · I just bought the greatest Leica accessory ever made


Hey! Look what showed up at my house!






Jun 03, 2024 at 08:06 PM
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madNbad wrote:
Hey! Look what showed up at my house!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53768192864_8086ae9ce3_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53768300490_b8cc9d4894_c.jpg


Watch out for your ribs!



Jun 03, 2024 at 08:41 PM
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madNbad wrote:
Hey! Look what showed up at my house!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53768192864_8086ae9ce3_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53768300490_b8cc9d4894_c.jpg


All that now needs is an MP film advance lever...



Jun 04, 2024 at 11:09 AM
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Desmolicious wrote:
All that now needs is an MP film advance lever...


I thought about changing it but actually like the articulated lever on the M4. It’s a very early one that may have a slightly different shape and is comfortable to use.
I was glad to have the MP style lever for the M4-2. After sitting in storage for several months while Jayesunn’s shop was closing, the plastic rivet had broken and the leaver tip was laying in the bag.
Also, I figured out which glasses to wear when using the finder.



Jun 04, 2024 at 11:39 AM
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p.6 #10 · p.6 #10 · I just bought the greatest Leica accessory ever made


Using the thing.

LLL Elcan & Leica M9 with The Thing








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p.6 #11 · p.6 #11 · I just bought the greatest Leica accessory ever made


It's on like Donkey Kong.

F6 + Sigma Art 35 1.4 + WLF






Jun 04, 2024 at 08:29 PM
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Roll shot in the F6, now mounted on the N80 w 35 f2 D
This actually feels much handier - great size/weight combo.




Jun 05, 2024 at 01:37 AM
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I've got to agree -- the 35/2 AF-D has to be the perfect size/weight. I bought mine because sometimes I get tired of a behemoth 35/1.4 hanging off of my camera. The little AF Nikkor sure hits the sweet spot when it comes to rendering and handy size.


Jun 05, 2024 at 06:51 AM
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Desmolicious wrote:
Roll shot in the F6, now mounted on the N80 w 35 f2 D
This actually feels much handier - great size/weight combo.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53770885049_b84ca6fa1c_b.jpg


Using the N80 makes’s for a lot more usable package. Wrangling two dogs, carrying the big F6, then trying to get to a low level position must have been a bit of a challenge.



Jun 05, 2024 at 10:37 AM
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madNbad wrote:
Using the N80 makes’s for a lot more usable package. Wrangling two dogs, carrying the big F6, then trying to get to a low level position must have been a bit of a challenge.


One dog is ok. Two is a real pain! But they deserve the love and the time so....


For the first time ever I tried a different AF focus pattern on the F6. Usually I do set spot focus. But because I am shooting from the hip - literally - I used that multi zone focus pattern option and I'll see how that worked out.

The N80 definitely is handier/easier and hopefully it is the sweet spot. In praise of the reflxlab WLF I've been using it on every camera since I go it. Even if I don't use it for a shot or shots, it's no biggie as it does not get in the way.



Jun 05, 2024 at 10:59 AM
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p.6 #16 · p.6 #16 · I just bought the greatest Leica accessory ever made


Nikon N80, 35 f2 D, Acros II, reflxlab WLF

Man with arms crossed.




Jun 07, 2024 at 10:50 PM
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p.6 #17 · p.6 #17 · I just bought the greatest Leica accessory ever made


N80, 35 f2 D, Acros II, reflxlab WLF

Power lines, Redondo Beach




Jun 07, 2024 at 10:53 PM
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M7, CV 35 1.4 II, HP5, reflxlab WLF

Cannot do this w/o a WLF.






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p.6 #19 · p.6 #19 · I just bought the greatest Leica accessory ever made


I just tested it on the Q2 and it works great for low shots using either zone focusing or auto-focusing.


Jun 17, 2024 at 09:47 AM
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p.6 #20 · p.6 #20 · I just bought the greatest Leica accessory ever made


Fred Miranda wrote:
I just tested it on the Q2 and it works great for low shots using either zone focusing or auto-focusing.


Please add photo of the Q2 w it. It must look neat!



Jun 17, 2024 at 10:35 AM
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