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Canon Angle Finder C

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Canon Angle Finder C

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The Angle Finder C lets you adjust the viewing angle while also providing a 1.25x to 2.5x switchable magnification. Provided with built-in variable diopter correction, supplied with Finder Adapters Ec-C, Ed-C to fit any EOS camera.

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CanonAngle Finder C
 
4.6

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (92)
  • Lightweight (72)
  • Durable (57)
  • Reliable (45)
  • Improves function (22)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (93)
  • Landscape photography (39)
  • Travel (25)
  • Studio (20)
  • Portraits (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64), Yes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (60), Semi-professional (28), Professional (20), Pro photographer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A big help

I bought this accessory with a certain degree of trepidation; I really wasn't sure if it was going to be useful enough to justify the price.

Still, after doing contortions and...Read complete review

I bought this accessory with a certain degree of trepidation; I really wasn't sure if it was going to be useful enough to justify the price.

Still, after doing contortions and squinting into the eyepiece of a camera set up close to the ground for some macro photography, I felt that there had to be a better way and perhaps the Angle Finder C would provide it.

It did. The device is very useful for avoiding uncomfortable positions and thus being able to concentrate more on the image and less on my about-to-give-out back. The image through the viewer is clear, and the 2.5x magnification option helps greatly with manual focusing.

I now find myself using it increasing for more conventional shooting at head height on a tripod; being able to look into the viewfinder from the side or slightly above or below adds a welcome alternative.

The unit seems reasonably well made without being strikingly solid or heavy. It fits easily onto the eyecup holder of my Rebel XT, 30D or 40D, and stays securely in place once installed. There's easy rotational movement of the side arm through 360 degrees, although the arm only 'clicks' into position for limited number of angles, but enough for all purposes I have yet used the Angle Finder.

The eyecup is comfortable, certainly as comfortable as those on the binocular microscope I use at work. I would say that my long time use of microscopes makes me take to the Angle Finder much more easily than might be otherwise; using it is very similar to using a monocular microscope.

It would be nice if the unit 'swung' out to provide angle options outside of 90 degrees to the camera's line of sight, but I imagine the optics required for this would add considerably to the size and price. As it is, regardless of where the Angle Finder is positioned in its perpendicular motion, the image you see through it is always of that of a conventional view through the view finder. Using it, I tend to forget that I am actually looking through an extra set of glass elements, making it essentially transparent in use as well as in optics.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for picture of hard-to-reach places

Sometimes the ground is just to wet or dirty (or your clothes are too good) to lie on the sand and take a picture of a beautiful flower: enter the angle-finder!
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Sometimes the ground is just to wet or dirty (or your clothes are too good) to lie on the sand and take a picture of a beautiful flower: enter the angle-finder!

Also very good for taking street-picture, as most people are accustomed to the photographer looking at them through the lens, instead of looking down.

Radial rotation is a little too easy, a stiffer rotation would have made the Angle Finder C a little more robust

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4.0

Compact and Useful

By DSW

from Cape May Point, NJ

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

    Landscape photography
    Able to get a very low point of view
    It is one more piece of equipment to carry

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Herman

    from San Diego, CA

    Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

    The Canon angle finder does what it's expected to do; and surprisingly, it does it very well. It's small, solid, and well built. Though not cheap, It's a cheaper alternative to the other solutions, and there's no batteries. I use it on my Canon 5D Mark iii for architectural photography. My neck is thankful for it. Maybe Canon will add a tilting screen on its Mark iv?

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    4.0

    Very handy

    By ClassicSax

    from Buffalo, NY

    Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

    This is a right angle viewer. This allow photography when it is difficult or impossible to line up with the viewfinder as in macro photography or night photography. Furthermore, the 2X magnification improves manual focus, especially in lowlight conditions.

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    1.0

    Not too happy

    By jaka vinsek

    from brooklyn

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

        I was excited about this product but I found it hard to use in strong light as the rubber around the eye piece is pretty hard and doesn't adjust to the face. It is also one of those problems that many times you have with telescopes and binoculars where, if you don't look absolutely straight in you're not seeing it well. Also the design for people that have prescription is very poor as the whole thing is just rotating so if you put it in your pocket, most likely you'll have to adjust that every time you use it..

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice Accessory

        By TNPhoto

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

        Purchased this accessory to help avoid having to lie on the ground to shoot images close to the ground and for macro. Product is well made and works find. Be sure to notice that there is an adapter for some camera inside the case.

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        5.0

        Great product to pre-view image

        By Doug B

        from Cypress, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

          Great product to use when finder is too low for easy image pre-viewing. Sharp screen, nice rotation ability to view in horizontal or vertical position. Great investment.

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          • No

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          4.0

          A must once you have it!

          By Daily Dan

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

            Good optical quality; my vision is not anymore what it was in my 20s, so I purchased it to bring more accurately, and faster, my shift lenses into focus - and btw it's nice, coming closer to the ground without having to shovel a trench! That's a tool for creative stuff, to carry everywhere along with the cameras - it's a light and small device anyway.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Worth its money in Gold!

            By Rudy

            from Southern, NH

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Architectural photography
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

            I am using this angle finder with my 5d taking architectural photography. This item is exactly what I was looking for and it is saving my knees at every shot!!! I would highly recommend this item to anyone that is tired of getting on one's knees on a daily bases.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Use on EOS 7D

            By TLaRue

            from Tennessee

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

              Very good for low, close-up shooting. The 1,25 setting shows the complete view finder for composing, and you can zoom in with 2.5 for focusing. Fold down eye piece works well with glasses. Three locking swivel positions good for odd angles. Nice case.

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              5.0

              Worth the money

              By Renee

              from Mechanicsburg PA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                I shoot from a low angle and this viewfinder really saves my back. I like the magnification option for manual focusing. It has a solid feel and fits snuggly to the camera.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Angle Finder for Canon DSLRs

                By MichiK

                from Davis, CA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                I use the angle finder mainly for macro- and landscape work. Especially for macro work the 2.5 magnification is very helpful. Of course it only magnifies the center portion of the viewfinder but usually for macro this is perfect.

                For landscape work I like the angle finder with my manual focus lenses as the magnification offers me greater control over focus.

                It is very well built and easy to handle. If you use a 5D MarkIII or the 1Dx note that the adapter piece that comes with it is hidden in the pouch. So when I got that thing I first thought I'll have to get a differenct adapter.

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                • No

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                3.0

                I'll be the downer then...

                By aurora shooter

                from Winnipeg, MB

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                    I guess I'm the only one who thinks that the designer of a focusing magnifier that isn't parfocal with the prime focus wasn't clear on the concept. Also the attachment mechanism is not very secure and it can fall off by the force of gravity alone. The right angle part is very convenient, however and the build quality is very good.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Saves the neck on those low macro shots.

                    By Nick

                    from Melbourne, Australia

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                      Photographing macro subjects low to the ground can be a neck breaking excercise. But the angled finder allows me to relax and concetrate on the image in the view finder. The ability to magnify the view is a bonus, particularly when the subject is moving ever so slightly as I can guage when to take the shot (wildflowers have a habit of moving in the breeze, just when you don't want them to).

                      A small item to add to the macro kit.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Handy to have

                      By mergus

                      from Milwuakee, WI

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                        Great for low angle shooting when you don't want to lay on the ground and good for ground level when you wouldn't otherwise be able to look through the viewfinder. Fairly well made, clear view of the entire screen, and the magnification is nice to have. The diopter adjustment is not the best; there is no index and it rotates too easily. There should either be an index or a way to lock the adjustment. The included pouch is a nice touch.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Nice

                        By DLBEN

                        from FL

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                          Nice when I get down low

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect angle with no back or neck pain!

                          By Braniffman

                          from Miami, FL

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                            As a product photographer I often have to put the camera in the most unusual places and in the most confined places.
                            With this great gadget, I can put a camera against a wall and be able to perfectly see my subject. I can be close to the ground or in a weird angle, you name, there's a perfect use for it all the time. Best money spent.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great adapter!

                            By Longshadow

                            from Jeffersonville, PA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Low Shots
                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                              I love it. No more laying on the ground or arching my head with a tripod. It flips for landscape/portrait use. Wanted one for so long!

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Works well.

                              By Tom

                              from Columbus, OH

                              Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                              Works very well. Wish mount was a little more firm on 5D Mark III, but very minor issue.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent! Thrilled I finally purchased!

                              By Billie the Kid

                              from Grass Valley, CA

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                                I absolutely love my new angle finder! I don't know how I photographed without it! Came with both adapters (depending upon your model)and first great on my 7D

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Don't buy a Chinese finder instead

                                By wesmoor

                                from Cleveland, TN

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Great optics
                                • Made By Canon
                                • Nice case
                                • Solid Well Built

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Canon Angle Finder C:

                                  I am a seasoned school shooter. Have one of these that I had worn out. I shoot about 1200 images a day and really lean on this finder.

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                                  • No

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