Best Micro Directors Viewfinder?
Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:23 PM
I know that each will have their different aspect ratios, etc, but Is there a significant difference in the quality of one of these over the other? Also, what is the major difference between using using one of these ?micro? directors finders and something like the medium sized ones like the Mark V?
Here are some of the ones I have found
Kish Standard Director's Viewfinder $325.00
This is the priciest of the small finders I have found. Is it the best?
Birns & Sawyer Micro Viewfinder w/Cord
This Micro Viewfinder covers focal lengths from 8mm to 80mm for 2/3" chip standard and high definition digital cameras, 16mm focal lengths 8.5mm to 94mm, and 35mm focal lengths 18mm to 200mm. Aspect ratios are 1.33 (TV), 1.66, 1.78 (HDTV), 1.85, and 2.35. This finder comes with a nylon neck cord.
The Du-All DUMF11X6F is a director's viewfinder which toggles between varying film standards, including anamorphic, super16 and 35mm. The viewfinder can also accommodate 2/3", 1/2" and 1/3" video formats. The unit is machined from high quality aluminum making it both lightweight and durable. This model features a black-colored barrel.
(they also have a red and gold colored barrel models that are $20 more. They seem like the same model, why would someone pay $20 more?)
Visual Products sells a non-brand name director?s viewfinder. They said they were made in China.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:56 AM
Consequently I never use one, however I would see if you can handle each one. If nicely engineered it would persuade me to carry one in my box.....maybe.
The red and gold models are for grips only. They buy them and leave them laying around in their cars......
Dear grips. That was a joke.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:29 PM
I chose the Birns and Sawyer for size, portability, cost and the range it offered. Don't expect it to give you all the information you need if you are on a fairly professional production, but if used well it can be a great asset. It's a good tool to grow out of, but I reallly like it for what it offers me now.
Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:24 PM
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 05:15 PM
As for shooting, asking for a pentafinder should not be a make or break request. (IMHO.)
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