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    prism finder fro RB67???

    Who uses a prism finder with their RB67? Is it bright and clear as the WL finder?
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    Not me. The joy of the rotating back is that I don't need a prism and can use the waist level finder for horizontal and vertical shots.


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    I do, but only because that's what my camera came with. It's great for shooting on a tripod when I want/need the camera at eye level, or in bright sun where the ground glass could get easily washed out.

    Other than that I would MUCH rather compose on the ground glass, and will soon be ordering a waist level finder.

    It is very bright and roomy, especially compared to 35mm, or *gasp* a cropped sensor d*****l.

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    yes, it is nice and bright, be prepared for a big difference in weight though. it's stupid heavy and in my opinion takes the camera from manageable to unmanageable.

    I get disoriented when handholding and trying to line up a horizon with the WL finder (maybe i'm just a bit of a retard but I can't get used to the image being reversed), so I do have a use for it, but I wouldn't take it hiking.

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    I used to have a metered prism, the newer one with a spotmeter built in. That's really the only reason I bought it, and honestly, the spot it metered from was rather large, about the size of the circle on the standard matte focusing screen. I sold a few weeks ago and I've got a minolta spotmeter arriving in the mail tomorrow or the day after.
    The prism is just as bright as the waistlevel, but its heavier, at a little over a pound, iirc. The prism itself has no magnifier, though, so you'll need to buy a separate one if you want to use one, whereas the waistlevel has one built in.

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    Yes thisismyname09, forgot to mention that. It's quite heavy and makes the camera akward, and difficult if not nearly impossible to handhold.

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    Is the image the ground glass reversed like the ones on most TLRs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    Is the image the ground glass reversed like the ones on most TLRs?
    Yes with the waist-level-finder it is due to having only the one mirror.

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    I like the prism finder for close ups on a tripod. I've also found some instance where, because of having to place the camera close to walls, shelves, etc., that the waist level finder is unusable. For street photography, models, etc. I much prefer the waist level finder.
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    The reason I asked the question is for when I have mine on the tripod and it is high enough that I need a stool to see the WL. I love my WL finder.
    I was looking at the spec for the prism and it weighs 2+lbs!!!! Wow! But if it is on a tripod in my little studio I don't really care but I would not try to use it with out a tripod.
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