Jump to content




Photo

Cp-16a tilted viewfinder


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Patrick Lewis

Patrick Lewis
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
  • Other
  • California

Posted 09 January 2016 - 02:49 AM

Hello everyone. I've recently obtained a CP-16A (non-reflex), with a tilted frame in the finder. How would one go about leveling it to match the orientation of the camera? Is there a mechanism in the dog leg finder itself, or do I rotate where the lens mounts? I can't seem to find any information on this. Thanks for your help.

Edited by Patrick Lewis, 09 January 2016 - 02:51 AM.

  • 0




#2 Brian Drysdale

Brian Drysdale
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4743 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 09 January 2016 - 08:47 AM

You should find a ring on the viewfinder with small grub screws that can be unscrewed with a jewelers screwdriver,

 

Hang a piece of string with a bob weight from the wall to get your vertical. Ensuring that the lens is in the position you wish to use in, mount the camera on a tripod, ensuring that it's level by the bubble; then loosen the grub screws and adjust the ring so that the frame lines line up with the vertical string. Finally tighten the screws.


  • 0

#3 Brian Drysdale

Brian Drysdale
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4743 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 09 January 2016 - 09:15 AM

Re the above,  loosen the grub screws, don't remove them


  • 0

#4 Patrick Lewis

Patrick Lewis
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
  • Other
  • California

Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:33 AM

Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
  • 0


Broadcast Solutions Inc

Pro 8mm

Glidecam

Paralinx LLC

Zylight

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

rebotnix Technologies

The Slider

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

Technodolly

Visual Products

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

Tai Audio

CineLab

Abel Cine

CineTape

Technodolly

Paralinx LLC

Aerial Filmworks

CineLab

Abel Cine

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

The Slider

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

Zylight

Pro 8mm

Willys Widgets

Tai Audio

Visual Products

Ritter Battery