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    older Mamiya m645 - 45 degree angle prism?

    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!
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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.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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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.
    "While you're out there smashing the state, don't forget to keep a smile on your lips and a song in your heart!"

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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.



 

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