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    rb67 height problem

    Has anyone come up with an ingenious way of getting enough elevation to look down into an RB67 if you need the lens at eye level or above? When outdoors it's not always possible to find something to stand on. Any lightweight/collapsible solutions? I realize that a prism finder would help but I'm hoping I can stick with what I have (ie the chimney finder).

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    Maybe a small stepladder?

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    Mirror on a stick? Periscope contraption with three mirrors and foam board?
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    Use a prism finder?
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    Flip the RB upside down? (I'm not kidding)
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Drink more milk? (Now, I AM kidding!)
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    thanks for the suggestions. As I said I am hoping not to have to get a prism finder, and the stepladder would work but it too cumbersome for taking into the field. So I guess I'll have to build a periscope! Unless someone has indeed found an ingenious solution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    Flip the RB upside down? (I'm not kidding)
    that actually could work, couldn't it?

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    Yes, it does work. I've done it. The image will, of course, be upside down but who cares.... right?

    I'll focus at waist level, then frame it overhead or even looking at the WLF side ways right next to my head to frame. (rotate your back vertically to get horizontal shots!) You might end up with a stiff neck, but that's a small sacrifice to pay....
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    For eye level at least my tripod heads let me flip the camera side ways (90 degrees) and look in the view finder from the side. Rotate the back to get which ever framing you want.

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