Angle Finder on SD14....????

Bustoner

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Hi all,

need to ask if anybody try on the SD14 an Angle Finder ....if using 2,5x is good to see, any problem of focus etc....

I saw many on Ebay for good prices from Hongkong ....are they good??? hehh


There are other way to have a bigger size way to see in the view finder? ....dream like in a 6x6 hasselblad. or like have a 7" LCD monitor to see the live preview in some way???

Will be good for Macro and to Big Manual Tele lenses to Focus as well.
 

dirk

CI-Founder
Hi Bustoner,

I use an angle finder from Foto Brenner. It is called "B.I.G.". It can enlarge 2x. I use it often to shoot children from a more interesting perspective on the level of their eyes without beeing really noticed.

I only can recommend this one. It comes with adapters for Pentax, Minolta, Canon etc. Price around 79 or 98 Euro.

Mine got broken by my son, but I will buy definitely again the same one

Best wishes
 

Steaphany

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I purchased and very happy with my Seagull 1x-2x Right Angle Finder for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Minolta, Fuji, Olympus and Leica SLR cameras which I found on Amazon.com:

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The page lists 19 customer reviews giving it a 4.5 out of 5 stars, it's current price is $64.95US and when fitting it to a Sigma camera, just use the Pentax adapter.
 

Bustoner

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a question more ...if in that angle pipe, there's loosing of light?

I will try one soon, and Dirk, I can't find one at Fotobrenner, can you give me url please?
 

notfound

Member
I recommend Seagull one, heard many good comment on it. Bright and clear. :z04_photos:

You may also try this, it directly magnify the viewfinder and you can move it up when u want to compose the picture:
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dirk

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a question more ...if in that angle pipe, there's loosing of light?

I will try one soon, and Dirk, I can't find one at Fotobrenner, can you give me url please?
It is called B.I.G. Universal Winkelsucher:

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As far as I remember it was superior to the Seagul one, but with a price difference as big as this at the moment, I have to look at the Seagul too and compare both. Since I use this only seldom, I will look rather second hand than buying a new one. 99 EUR is IMHO to expensive ;)

Best wishes
 

Bustoner

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Ok thanks, I think I will start trying the most power magnifer, I saw the Seagull 1x-3.3x ...wish in a good product for this 40€ good price.
 

Bustoner

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Hi all again, only now I've bought and arrived the Seagull 3,3x was talking about ......always have no time....

It's well made and built, good object, BUT,
I've tryed it a lot, it really don't look good to me, very bad view, I can't stay in focus, forcing my eyes to do it....

Moving focus regulations everywere, on camera diopter and anglefinder, any combination, impossible!
Maybe 3,3x it's to much?

I've then try it on a Nikon D90 and Canon 5DmkII, both good views (best on the Canon).

The 1x magnification it's ok, indeed it's smaller than normal, like if it is a 0,8x

Suggestion? :) :) :( :( :z04_motzer:
 

Bustoner

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Update:::

The China seller just advise me this Anglefinder is for Sigma Cameras, but not for the SD14 (only for SD9, SD10).... :( :(
 

tc95

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I use the same one my Lieca R4 Mot uses...not 100% but as long as what I am shooting is in the center of the screen it works for me...

Good Luck... Tony C. :z04_cowboy:
 

Bustoner

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I use the same one my Lieca R4 Mot uses...not 100% but as long as what I am shooting is in the center of the screen it works for me...

Good Luck... Tony C. :z04_cowboy:
Hi Tony, you mean the Leica R 14300?
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I found even that 3.3x it's too much for the SD14, I see too much the grain of the ground glass that confuse the subject in focus
 

Bustoner

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What was a problem with SD14? Did you try Pentax eyepiece?
(I'm using Pentax O-ME53 on SD14 and it is working well.)
Hi Arvo,
I tryed again the Pentax eyepiece now, and it fits a little bit larger then the Canon one, and in the same way I didn't see a good image, maybe the much grain I was talking about on last post....
if I regulate the diopter to focus the center square sight [ ] I make fatigue trying focusing the rest area with eyes.

But are you using the same I've?? 1x-3,3x?
 

Arvo

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But are you using the same I've?? 1x-3,3x?
No, I've not got an angle finder at all. I'm just using Pentax magnifying eyepiece on SD14 and thought that maybe Seagulls Pentax adapter will work better than some others. I'm sorry to hear that this is not the case.
 

su0826

New Member
Good Angle Finder for SD14

Just obtained an Olympus VARIMAGNI finder as used for Olympus OM-1 systems second hand from FFORDES PHOTOGRAPHIC of Beauly, Scotland for very reasonable price.
This finder gives 1.2X and 2.5X and is an absolutely perfect fit to the SD14 eyepiece. It shows the display at 1.2X albeit reversed and is extremely good optically. The magnification selection is really slick and I cannot fault it. The finder is of the build quality you would expect from Olympus.

Hope this is of interest,

Cheers.
 
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