Can anyone identify this viewfinder?

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  1. ikat56

    ikat56 TPF Noob!

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    I got this viewfinder with a Leica M2 and an M3 and 8 lenses varying from 28mm to 200mm and some other stuff. This viewfinder does not seem to be for Leica, no identifying marks. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ingrid

    $VF.jpg $VF_1.jpg


     
  2. bhop

    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The build quality makes me wonder if it's from a russian manufacturer..

    You might have better luck asking on rangefinderforum.com
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Perhaps Mr. Stephen Gandy of cameraquest.com (a true rangefinder afficionado) can identify it for you. it does not appear to be all "that" well-made or finished. I wonder if it might be a Russian one made some years ago???

    Try http://www.cameraquest.com/leicafin.htm
     
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    Sure, that's Fred.
     
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    It looks similar to the one used on a Hasselblad SWA; I wonder if it might be a Kiev equivalent?
     

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