A viewfinder magnification question, and a second eyepiece diopter question.
If you only intended to use an M9 with 35 and 50mm focal length lenses, would the optional 0.85 finder be the better choice? I have not seen any reference to finders on the B/S forum, however, so am assuming that most M9s for sale here have the 0.72 finder. I have no need to see wider than the 35mm framelines (I have another camera that handles UWA lenses very well).
Or is another way to get the accessory 1.25 magnifier? And can the 35 and 50 framelines be seen if using the 1.25 magnifier?
The second question is about diopters: I need a +2 correction for reading; as I understand it, the Leica finder comes standard with a -0.5. So, what will I need to be able to see a sharp finder image (from what I can see, the diopter corrections come in + 2 and +3 for someone who needs my kind of correction)?
And are there reasonably priced diopters available from other makers that will fit this eyepiece? I ask because I would like to try different ones until I am sure I have the one best for me.
Referring now to an earlier post re. framelines, it turned out that my friend's Leica is an M8. He had a +0.5 diopter correction which helped, but I felt that I really needed to see the rangefinder patch clearly to be sure of perfect focus, and hence the questions.
If I am to get a Leica, I want a FF one, and one that does not need IR cut filters, either.