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    In dire need of 20mm viewfinder... and cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrey
    The problem is that I don't like ultra wide distortion.
    You have to embrace the look and feel of a wide-angle in order to effectively use one. Besides you can't really have wide and zero distortion unless you're shooting an inherently wide format.

    I had a 17-40 from canon. The thing is huge, the quality is OK, but it makes the lines curvy. For some reason, when I have a fridge in the corner of my photo, I like it to be straight. It's very important to me.
    This is barrel distortion that Canon wide-angles tend to head towards. Nikkors don't typically do this

    Not all WA distortion is equal.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrey View Post
    How did you know? LOL
    Well - I was thinking about same thing a while ago: to buy summicron or summitar to put it on zorki4 but on the end I emptied my pocked and got leica

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    did you try the ikodot? I believe someone on here told me about this recently.

    http://www.ikodot.com/frameashot.html

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    $100 for a finder or wire frame?. I know, the frame is multi-focal length but geez.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    And the Ikodot is--$100!

    After the Ikodot, $100 for a proper finder doesn't look so shabby.

    My opinion is, just look at the cost of a finder as part of the cost of the lens you wanted.
    Last edited by lxdude; 06-07-2010 at 05:42 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    My opinion is, just look at the cost of a finder as part of the cost of the lens you wanted.
    When I look at it like that, I got a pretty crappy deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrey View Post
    When I look at it like that, I got a pretty crappy deal.
    It's all how you view it!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    lol. I posted a response but in the wrong thread (http://www.apug.org/forums/forum65/7...ml#post1009273)

    The Zeiss 21mm finder is worth every penny. I got mine for about $250 USD. It is flawless and IS the best 21mm finder.
    I have changed my password and changed my email to a random email. This is forum seppuku. Good bye!

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    If you have any place local that still processes film in the disposables, then ask them for a bag of the bodies. Go through the various kinds in the bag looking for the one with the "closest" finder, then mask it to work. Tear the finder out of the cardboard and figure out how to mount it in a tube for your own use.

    Ugly? You bet. Ugly as home made sin. Functional? You bet. Mine works like a champ, but I have a 28mm lens. (On a FED2.)

    Cheap? Well, that all depends on what your time is worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbsc View Post
    If you have any place local that still processes film in the disposables, then ask them for a bag of the bodies. Go through the various kinds in the bag looking for the one with the "closest" finder, then mask it to work. Tear the finder out of the cardboard and figure out how to mount it in a tube for your own use.

    Ugly? You bet. Ugly as home made sin. Functional? You bet. Mine works like a champ, but I have a 28mm lens. (On a FED2.)

    Cheap? Well, that all depends on what your time is worth.
    Do you know of any point and shoots with a 20mm lens?

    The only one I know is vivitar wide and slim.

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