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    Non-collapsible WLF for RB67

    Has anyone here ever seen and used one of these RB67 finders before? If so, how well do they work?

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/Mamiya-RB67-Pro-P...item1e615f2c88

    Here is a saved copy of a photo:
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    Hmm. I wonder what the use of a non-collapsible one would be. I guess the idea is that it's more stable? Maybe you can swap diopters more easily?

    Sorry, haven't used one, mine are all collapsing models.
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    For one, it blocks stray light coming in making the screen image brighter.

    2- is the adjustable magnifyer/diopter. The image is a bit enlarged and you can correct for you eyes by twisting the lens ontop.

    There is a metered version that has a spot sensor you can move around to any place in the image.

    Once you try it you'll never want to use a collapsable ever again.

    KEH has em occasionally, if you see it grab it, they go fast.


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    It appears to have been modified. I think I can see the flaps of the collapsing hood below that plastic overlay that has been screwed on. The finish of the overlay does not look like Mamiya made it to me, but you never know. It is not in my Mamiya System Handbook, but that is an older book, written when the RB was a pretty new camera. I'd guess that it was a generic brand aftermarket piece. It probably blocks a little stray light entering from the sides and makes it more comfortable to rest your face on the finder by covering the metal corners. I find myself pressing my brow against the finder pretty regularly when shooting. The rigid "chimney" magnifying finder for my C series cameras is my favorite WLF I have ever used. It is my standard finder for those cameras.
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    Thanks!
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