The Leica X1 Brightline Finder is a viewfinder for the 36mm equivalent Lens of the Leica X1 compact Digital camera. The camera does not have a built in viewfinder so this is the perfect accessory for using your camera in bright sunlight. As a passive finder, no camera Data is viewed if the LCD screen is turned off. It provides a remarkably vibrant, high-contrast image. Due to a concave mirror in the optics, part of the incoming light is used to illuminate the picture outline as a bright frame.