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Former Soviet Union Viewfinders for Rangefinder Cameras

Discussion in 'Leica Forum' started by Robin, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Robin

    Robin Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    In the past the Russians, not sure of today's offerings, offered some nice equipment. I'm really only familiar with the Jupiter 8, the Jupiter 3 . The J-12, the not often used by me Jupiter 9 are all lenses I currently own. All have those that cheer, others jeer. I own the Soviet turret viewfinder. It's the one that is the mirror image of the German Leica finder. Just wondering if I lucked out and got a good one or are they all on a par? Did the Russians make any other kinds? Don't be shy just jump in. .. ...
  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I've seen a viewfinder specific to the J-12. I think there is also a J-9 finder. The turret finder is the most popular, seems to be well made.
  3. Robin

    Robin Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    It seems that those three may be the only ones.
  4. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

    Aug 16, 2013
    The Lowlands
    I have one of those FSU turret finders that's orientated towards the rewind knob. I think it's for the taller Zorkii cameras, because the composition at close range is off by a fair bit.
    The reverse ones are Zeiss / Zeiss copies for the Contax/Kiev cameras as I recall.