older Mamiya m645 - 45 degree angle prism?

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  1. mabman

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    Recently I've been playing with an older Mamiya m645 I picked up some time ago. Mine predates the 1000s.

    It came with a CdS prism (standard angle). Was there ever a 45-degree angle prism like with the Hasselblad or Kiev 88? I see there is a 90-degree adapter for the prisms as well as a differently-metered prism (standard angle) and a WLF.

    My searches so far have come up empty, so I suspect the answer is no, but I thought I'd check with more knowledgeable m645 users first.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MattKing

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    I've never seen or heard of one - and I've always thought that the 45 degree prisms for Hasselblads were a great idea.
     
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    I have what Mamiya calls a chimney finder for my 1000s. It's a 90 degree finder. It works OK, but 45 degrees would be more functional.
     
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    Hmm, that's a shame. I guess I'll just have to use it more and get used to the ergonomics as it is.

    Thanks again.
     
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    I would absolutely love a 45 degree finder for the 645. The 90 is way awkward. As it stands, I use the WLF.