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#1 Michael Carter

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:10 PM

How good is a late model Rex 5 13x viewfinder? Would it benefit from Laser treatment? How do you like yours? I am thinking of getting a Rex but I need the brightest optics. Is the JK replacement of 10x to 13x as good as the late 13x? Does a JK need laser work?
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#2 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:22 AM

I love my stock Bolex 13x viewfinder. Great contrast, bright and easy to focus. It has been customized and frames the 1:2.8 aspect ratio of UltraPan8.
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:39 PM

On jkcamera doesn't exactly say it: someone knows or has upgraded the viewfinder of a Rex 4, but H8?


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#4 Michael Carter

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:37 AM

I think a H8 has to be converted to double super 8mm to get the viewfinder upgrade.
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#5 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:18 AM

Only with DS8 convertion, yes. Too bad, it would be good to improve even the normal H8.


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#6 Michael Carter

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:30 PM

Is not the replacement viewfinder sold as is and you screw it on yourself? I believe that is one of the options. Not the option to rebuild an existing viewfinder.
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

I am learning more about this.
The ground glass is inside the camera body, not in the viewfinder. Both could be replaced.
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#8 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:20 PM

Yes, Michael, on some sites it's spoken replacing of inside the camera body it's true.


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#9 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 07:45 PM

The ground glass is the upper surface of the beamsplitter prism. It's one piece.
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