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Old 22-04-2008, 11:34 AM
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Right Angle Viewfinders

This may be of interest:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1-2X-Right-An...742.m153.l1262

Mine arrived today. I found one night I could not contort myself into any position that allowed me to do a quick focus through the viewfinder before fine tuning it with ImagesPlus.

I checked the local price:

http://www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au/prod5077.htm

When I found a $390 price difference for what appears to be the same object, guess who got the order? Even with shipping I was still way in front!

I looked more closely at the Canon product on-line today, and they are basically the same thing!

The "universal" part of the ebay ad refers to how the finder is attached - they provide a number of different mounts depending on the camera - you clip the correct mount onto the camera viewfinder attachment and the other side is the same for all (ie, accepts the viewfinder).
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Old 22-04-2008, 03:57 PM
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Hi Geoff i have always used one on my cannon they are very good. I all so seen a thing called the zigview witch is a LCD screen that attaches to the same spot as the angle finder.
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Old 22-04-2008, 04:34 PM
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Hi Geoff i have always used one on my cannon they are very good. I all so seen a thing called the zigview witch is a LCD screen that attaches to the same spot as the angle finder.
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I have the ZigView. It's OK, but a little slow in its refresh rate. It works for rough focus - just not quite as sensitive in low light conditions as an optical finder.
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Hi Geoff i have always used one on my cannon they are very good. I all so seen a thing called the zigview witch is a LCD screen that attaches to the same spot as the angle finder.
Phil
Thanks for the encouragement - I have only played with this on the camera not attached to the telescope and the optics are what I would expect for the price - a bit fuzzy around the edges, but very good for the central 85%.

I plan on using this for my initial focus and then getting more exact with the focus control in ImagesPlus.

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