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#1 Buddy Greenfield

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 10:24 PM

I have an extra H16T body (No lenses or eye level focuser) and with the seeming lack of eye level focusers in ready Ebay abundance (When I have the extra cash), can one from an H8 be used on an H16T? If so, will it function properly for 16mm lenses, or is it simply better to forego one all together and use a dog leg style Pan Cinor since I have no lenses to focus anyways?

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#2 Clive Tobin

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:54 PM

...can one from an H8 be used on an H16T? ...

It has been a while since I have seen one, but as I recall the H8 eye level finder has double the magnification, and half the field of view, of the H16 one. So you would only be able to focus on the center part of the frame.
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#3 Buddy Greenfield

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:04 PM

Thanks Clive, I appreciate the response. I've played around a bit more with that camera and it's not as bad as I thought it would be, just different.

Thanks again :)
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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:01 AM

"...eye level focusers..."


It's called a diopter, or just eyepiece for the Director who finds diopter to be too technical a word ;)
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#5 Buddy Greenfield

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:05 PM

So does ANY device like that fall under the general classification of a diopter, or is it a feature/system that might be employed on that kind of device?

I used Eye-Level Focuser to specifically refer to the part that Bolex possibly called an Eye-Level Focuser. One version was adjustable for the operator's eye sight (as in adjustable diopter).. : http://www.bolexcoll...ies/view50.html

While an earlier version also possibly called an Eye-Level Focuser was not:
http://www.bolexcoll...ies/view40.html

In any case, I meant the attachment that (I guess via prism or mirrors) reflects the image at a 45 to the back of the camera for easier viewing.

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