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#1 Bart Smith

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:13 AM

Hi,

Does anyone recognise this model of Director's finder? I'm trying to work out which companies rebadge/rebrand this type in the USA or the UK etc.

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#2 Olex Kalynychenko

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:35 AM

Hi,

Does anyone recognise this model of Director's finder? I'm trying to work out which companies rebadge/rebrand this type in the USA or the UK etc.


Show like Cavision VMF-11x.
I have similar.
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#3 Bart Smith

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:49 AM

Hi Olex,

Are they any good? As far as I recall they have a reputation for being pretty inaccurate, is that your experience?

Bart
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#4 Paul Bruening

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:13 AM

I've got one. It's useful when your groping around for staging and angle ideas. It's not really precise enough for composing frames. When I say this I mean that if you've got a crowded frame or when you have to absolutely control the edges, you can't dependably make those kinds of decisions with it. But, I think you can reasonably place a camera for most shots using it. It's a lot cheaper than other finders. It's no good at all for figuring out depth of field, distortion, focus shifts and all that lens specific stuff.
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