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    i recently discovered that focusing is sometimes made unnecessarily hard y forgetting to release the dof button
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    Yes, when the camera is pointed down slightly it can be more flattering, but that is a choice.

    If you need that point of view the prism can be an easier tool to use. On my RB I got a split prism screen to make focusing easier with my 150 sf, it helps with the WLF Finder too.

    The lower point of view does square things up though if that is important, again just a choice.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    Generally I prefer the W.L.F for static portraits and the prism finder for moving ones, and to use with on camera flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    I did a shoot recently and shortly after it started I switched my WLF for my prism. The prism has less magnification and makes focussing slightly more difficult than the WLF, but it's easier to see the full frame and the extra few inches it lets you lift the camera make slightly more flattering images... Thoughts?
    You are ablsoutely correct.. but the prism also has an accessory magnifyer which is a very handy tool if you can find one at a reasonable price. They are amazing and once you try it, you will never go back to anyting else ever again. Oh and you will miss it on other cameras if you ever switch.
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    I have never used the WLF on my Hasselblad, I use the prism. I do not have to bother with the right-left [left-right in England] reversal and I have a great built-in light meter.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I don't have a prism for either of my Rollei's, but I often use the flip down magnifier, which allows raising the camera up to close to eye level. Always a tripod and shutter release for portraits for me, no matter what the camera - it allows me to stand up from the camera and engage directly with the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul ron View Post
    You are ablsoutely correct.. but the prism also has an accessory magnifyer which is a very handy tool if you can find one at a reasonable price. They are amazing and once you try it, you will never go back to anyting else ever again. Oh and you will miss it on other cameras if you ever switch.
    Will this insanely expensive little thing give me a full/mostly full frame view? And will it fit on an NC2 finder?
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    Do you guys prefer 45 or 90 deg prisms?

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    I use a 90 and would prefer a 45. The reason: big nose.

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    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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