Hasselblad sports finder?

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  1. waynecrider

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    Just wondering if Hasselblad ever made a sports finder for their camera system of if they have a WL available like Rollei that has a push open window incorporated. If these exist I would like one for my 501cm.
     
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    Victor & Co did have a sports finder available at one time. Haven't seen one for years. It was a frame & peephole type device. As I recall it simply replaced the WL finder(slip on--slip off, grasshopper)
     
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    Indeed they did. I had one new in box when I bought my 500C and new in box when I sold it 20 years later. It probably still is NIB. I was a folding thing with a frame on one end and a peep hole on the other. The hole end slide to different focal length. The whole thing mounted on the left side where there is a rail with the camera name and model on it. Mine was a 500C. Don't know if it fits a 501. I thought those were Levis.
     
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    I used one ages ago when doing some aerial photogrphy with a 500C. I'll look to see if I have it and how it mounts.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Here's the sportsfinder I have for my 500c. Mounts to the side of the body. There are inserts for different focal lengths (though I don't have any).
     

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    Any of you have knowledge of what focal lengths were covered?
     
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    I don't know for sure, but suspect that since the frame itself is sized for 80mm, that there were inserts for 150mm and maybe 250mm.
     
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    Hate to drag up an old thread, but did they make sports finders for wider than 80mm? Like, say, a 60mm for composing night landscapes?
     
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    Sorry but I've seen these but not familiar with how it works, How do you focus with that?


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    You don't - the finder only assists with framing. You scale focus instead.
     
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    Is "scale focus" the same as "guesstimate"?


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    For some:whistling:

    Try it - you may be surprised how accurate you can become with just a little practice.

    And if you are shooting wider lenses, and at moderate to longer distances , the depth of field tends to be greater as well.

    It is what people who used your Kodak No 1 Pocket Autographic and Kodak No 1A Pocket Autographic cameras used throughout their currency.
     
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    I use the "walking pace" method, as in my stride is almost exactly 10 feet so I walk out the measurement :wink: on my Kodak's that is, but had a feet SLIGHTLY off focus issues so I'm using measuring tape (or string) from now on. No sports for me. :wink:

    Thanks for the info.


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    Hasselblad made several versions of sports finders, one mounts in place of the hood or prisim, and has a small mirror and an eyepiece that shows the center of the screen so you can focus.
    I bought that one specifically so that I didn't need to rely on my guessimates in using it.

    There are (were) masks available for various focal lengths on some of the finders, I'm pretty sure there was one at least for the 60.
     
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    Stone, man, you are one long-legged human. :tongue:
     
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    Well it's two steps, like both legs, lol and now that I think about it, I think I meant 5 feet LOL I don't know why I said ten...


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    All I know is the image is pretty clean...[​IMG]