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    Mamiya C330 finders??

    Porroflex? Porrofinder? Prism finder?

    Whats the differences? What are the drawbacks of using one? What are the advantages?

    I understand they bring things to eye level but other than that.. (?)

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    Check out:
    http://www.btinternet.com/~g.a.patte...-contents.html
    Item 6.4 has the answers that you seek.
    Regards Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighead
    Porroflex? Porrofinder? Prism finder?

    Whats the differences? What are the drawbacks of using one? What are the advantages?
    Hello there,

    porroflex and porrofinder: mirror prism equivalents, lightweight compared to pentaprism finder, inverts image; easy to carry, but I don't like off-centered finder window position - that's why I don't have one. There is a metered porrofinder, but I'm unsure I need TTL on MF

    prism finder: perfect for close-ups and shooting with pistol grip, relatively heavy, but bright and sturdy, gives straight image; I love it very much

    Cheers,
    Zhenya

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    What eumenius said. One thing I hated about the porro finder - it's way too dim to use in low light.
    Bob Fowler
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    Than a "prism" it is. Thank you all for the input.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighead
    Than a "prism" it is. Thank you all for the input.....
    Hey, be careful. Thanking people here might give them a big head. Oh, sorry, we have one of those already!
    Bob Fowler
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    Hey, I thought this website was designed for elitist snobs?? Shouldn't I expect a little condescending from time to time??

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    Try the chimney finder. Vertical orientation, one with a meter and one without. Also, magnification. Blocks out the light so its easier to focus (in my opinion).
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    Thats what mine came with.... It has the flip up magnifier that I usually use...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighead
    Thats what mine came with.... It has the flip up magnifier that I usually use...
    The chimney finder doesn't flip up. Its a 4-sided hard plastic "chimney" that extends the camera upward about 4 to 5 inches. I find it very helpful for the reasons described above.

    This is not the "waist level" finder most cameras come with. With the chimney finder, you have to put your eye up to it; You can't look down into it from afar (at least not easily).
    --Jeffrey

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