645 VF vs 35mm VF

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Gerry M, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Gerry M

    Gerry M Member

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    I am wondering the difference in coverage between a 645/75mm VF and a 35mm accessory VF of the type that came with the Yashica GSN wa/tele lenses. If the coverage is close to the same, I am going to try and rotate the foot on one of the acc. finders and use on my Zenobia 645. Any thoughts on this?
    Gerry
     
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    a viewfinder for a 40-50mm lens on a 35mm camera would be reasonably close.
     
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    Comparing the w/a aspect of the auxiliary VF to the body VF, they appear very close. I drilled new holes, to position it vertically. I think it should be OK.
    Thanks for your input.
     
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    VF now correctly oriented for 645. Project completed. :tongue:
     

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    Nice! You may want to put a little black electrical tape on the top and bottom since the 35mm frame is a longer aspect ratio than 645.
     
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    Like what TimmyMac said, i'd be worried about the aspect ratios more than anything, unless you just frame in the center all the time.