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#1 Maggie Wallace

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:36 PM

I'm looking to purchase a directors viewfinder for about $300.00.

I wanted to buy a Markvb, but given the price I can't afford one. Does anyone know of one of similar quality, but for 1/2 the price... or where I could purchase a used or refurbished Markvb?
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#2 Paul Maibaum ASC

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:00 PM

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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 03:38 AM

I got a Cavision VRL-6X a few months ago. It was $200 at B&H. It's decent quality as far as finders go. It's all metal contruction and it doesn't telescope in and out to change the focal length. Aspect ratios are 1.33, 1.66, 1.78, 1.85, 2.35. Formats are 1/3", 1/2", 2/3", 16mm, Super16, 35mm academy, 35 anamorphic. Covers 18mm-100mm in 35 Academy, so it's a 6x zoom. I got a 0.5x wide angle adapter to screw on the front, but it doesn't seem to be very accurate, being wider than indicated. The finder has cross hairs that allows you to approximate double the indicated focal length. I'd recommend it if you don't want to spend more than $300.
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