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Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder

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Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder

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  • 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder
  • Includes 6 Eyepiece Adapters
  • Fits Digital and Film SLR Cameras
  • High Definition Multi-Coated Optics
  • Adjustable Diopter
  • Rubber Eyecup
  • Includes Suede Pouch
  • Shoot from the Hip
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The 1.25x-2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder from Polaroid is a convenient tool to expand your shooting style. Instead of lifting the camera to your eye each time you prepare to shoot (and letting the world know you are about to), use the Right Angle Viewfinder attached to your SLR's viewfinder and shoot in a less conspicuous way.

Bring your eye to the Right Angle Viewfinder at chest level and you'll have a lower, more interesting angle from which to compose. Or use the 2.5x magnification option and shoot from waist level. With a quick glance downward, not only will you shoot on the "down-low", but you'll get more keepers by eliminating the time and disruption it takes to bring the camera to your eye and re-frame the shot.

Of course, this viewfinder is also designed to work when your camera is on a tripod. This allows a much more comfortable approach to composing your image. As opposed to getting down on your knees or craning your neck to look through the viewfinder, the Right Angle Viewfinder allows a less contorted position, just bend and look down. The 2.5x magnification also gives you the option to better check focus before you shoot. The included rubber eyecup eliminates stray light and is comfortable for your eye and an adjustable diopter will accommodate for any individual eyesight, even if you wear glasses.

The eyepiece of the viewfinder turns to focus the diopter and even when rotating the viewfinder up to 360º, the subject of your photo will remain in the correct position. There are 9 optical elements in 5 groups inside the viewfinder and the glass is high definition and multi-coated to eliminate flaring and offer even light transmission.

The Polaroid 1.25x-2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder is compatible with virtually all digital and film SLR's and comes with 6 distinct eyepiece adapters to work with Canon EOS, Nikon, Minolta, Sony Alpha, Leica, Pentax, Olympus and Fuji cameras.

Note: Not compatible with the Canon 5D series, Nikon D300, D700, D800, D800E. Not compatible with Pentax digital SLRs.

1.25x-2.5x magnification eyepiece for waist level viewing and accurate focusing.
Six distinct adapters to fit most SLR cameras by Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Sony Alpha, Leica, Pentax, Olympus, and Fuji.
Nine high definition, multi-coated optical elements in five groups.
Adjustable diopter and rubber eyecup.
Subject remains in correct position even as viewfinder rotates.
Includes suede pouch.
Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder
  • 6 x Eyepiece Adapters
  • Rubber Eyecup
  • Suede Carrying Case
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Polaroid1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder
     
    3.9

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Compact (13)
    • Great resolution (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (8)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Travel (5)
      • Low light (3)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Just what I needed

      Perfect for close-up and macro photography. It lets you get low without having to get prone on the ground. One of the best features is that not only will it work with my Pentax...Read complete review

      Perfect for close-up and macro photography. It lets you get low without having to get prone on the ground. One of the best features is that not only will it work with my Pentax K-5, but if I move to a different platform, I should be able to use the the viewfinder with the new camera.

      Not to mention that the price is right!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not for Pro Nikon Bodies w/ ROUND finder

      The 5 adapters are all rectangular. This will NOT fit any body with a round eye piece like a Nikon D2 D3 or D4 series.

      The 5 adapters are all rectangular. This will NOT fit any body with a round eye piece like a Nikon D2 D3 or D4 series.

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      5.0

      Better than original Miranda unit

      By Rudi

      from Silver City, NM

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Macro Photography
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

        I know film has subcommumed to digital; but still prefer film for astronomy and some other hobby work.

        The right angle supplied by Polaroid is perfect. Attached with the Pentax adapter, gave a snug fit, zeroed in subject, focusing was right on. Did some time lapse that night... star pattern right on the money. Would recommend as a great add-on or replacement.

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        3.0

        Helps to shoot awkward angle shots

        By Mike

        from Naperville, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

          Works good at the 1.25X setting. I can see all items in the viewfinder. The 2X setting is soft and not much use. This might be just the one I got but beware if you are desiring to use this setting. The focus mechanism is too easily moved from where you set it so I have modified mine to mark the proper focus setting for my eye. Less than ideal but it works.

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          4.0

          Love the magnifying

          By Minotaur

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

            two magnification settings and the multiple angle viewing comes in very handy for lanscape photography and in low light situations, and the price was much cheaper than the one recommended by my camera manufacturer

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice for the Price

            By Conchphotog

            from Stafford, VA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

              I have used this viewfinder a few times now and I'm impressed! Being able to check for precise focus before pressing the shutter is great. It takes a little getting used to framing the image but with a short amount of practice it becomes easy.

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              4.0

              i waited too long befor buying it

              By tom

              from montreal

              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Resolution
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                my legs and knees just arn't what they once were, and this is the tool that I needed!even wearing glasses its easy to look though.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good quality, sharp focus, affordable...

                By Craig

                from Knightsen, Ca

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                  Great little device. Well built and affordable. Sharp focus. Watch out not to make the mistake of grabbing hold of it to pick up your camera, there is no clip holding it on and down will go your camera (I'm going to miss that Nikon D4). Just kidding. But I did nearly drop my Nikon D7000. After shooting and examining some images the focus was right on. And I calibrated my lens, so it's not off at all. Well worth the money. No more getting my face down in the dirt or concrete to shoot those low shots, and its really great for table top shooting. No sitting down and getting up every time I want to look through the viewfinder.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good Quality, Priced Right

                  By Erkyb

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fits Camera Well

                  Cons

                  • Marginal At 25x

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                  I needed a right angle viewfinder for my Nikon SLR to make close up work easier, but didn't want to shell out nearly $ to Nikon for a device that I will use only occasionally. This after- market finder from Polaroid has filled the bill for me. It certainly wouldn't meet Nikon's manufacturing or optical standards, but at less than 1/3 the price, it is just what I needed. The finder is sturdy enough and the optical quality at 1.25x is good enough (though at 2.5x, it's pretty marginal). Unlike some others who have reviewed this product, I found the Nikon adapter supplied by Polaroid to fit my Nikon viewfinder well, just as the viewfinder fits the adapter well. Both junctions are solid without binding. I would recommend this product to anybody who is not going to use it hard, and who can live with less than very high quality optics.

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                  4.0

                  Very handy for ground-level shooting

                  By Kev Retired

                  from Lake Ariel, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fits Snugly On Camera
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Ground-level Photography

                    Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                    No more framing and focusing on my stomach! This right-angle viewfinder is perfect for situations where the camera must be set up close to the ground. The viewfinder rotates easily for vertical and horizontal camera orientations. I am finding that I use it quite often.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for products

                    By Pslope

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                    It makesmy life easier when shooting stills on a table at thestudio!

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                    2.0

                    Not what I expected

                    By Extol Studios

                    from Moore, SC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Image Clear When Centered

                    Cons

                    • Bad Fit To Viewfinder Ada

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                    I read reviews about this product before purchasing. Most of the issues noted were around the eyepiece adapter not fitting snugly to the camera. When i received the product, I found the eyepiece adapter fit my canon t4i very good but the right angle eyepiece itself does not fit on the the camera adapter very well. It would move around so much that the image would be cut off because at the top or bottom because the right angle eyepiece would move beyond the edge of the camera viewfinder. After 10 minutes of fiddling with it, I put the product back in the box and sent it back.

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                    4.0

                    Great Value

                    By Old Sarge

                    from Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Resolution

                    Cons

                    • Not A Positivesecure Fit

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                    Keep in mind it's an universal fit for multiple cameras. I'm using it on a Nikon D90, I slightly bent the metal frame so the adapter fits snugly now. Great for the "down and dirty" shots of baseball little leaguers sliding in to the plate.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    good optically but poor fit.

                    By WDP

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                          Optically, it's bright and crisp and the build quality seems good. The adapters that are used to fit over the eyepiece on the Canon 5D mk3 is overly snug making it difficult to take off. In addition the viewfinder is loose fitting on the adapter piece. It will slide off too easily and can easily become mis-aligned and will block part of the image. It's easily put back in place just a bit annoying. All that said it's basically a third of the price of the canon angle finder so if it's something your not going to use much and don't mind something that needs a bit more care, then this is a good option. I'm sure if you're handy you could easily modify it to be a better fit.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 10
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Needs additives.

                          By TJ

                          from Kuwait

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comes With Adapters
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Fitting Problems

                          Best Uses

                          • Hard Standing Point

                          Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                          In general, it is good and works well, but for a Canon EOS 7D user like me, I was surprised that with all the adapters included to fit it into the eyepiece position, none of them worked with 7D. I had to fit one of the adapters by force a bit and this is dangerous of course. The adapters are plastic-made and might break with excessive force.

                          Generally, it assists in some specific conditions but 2 things must be kept in mind:
                          1. The dioptrics of the eyepiece which might give some hard time to re-fix along with the focusing of this device.
                          2. The view in this device won't be 100%, as it is with the original eyepiece in the camera itself. Natural, because of the zooming itself. Just a point to bear in mind when framing using this device.

                          Good thing is, it can rotate in various directions so it would help in some hard situations when a photographer won't be standing behind the camera. Personally though, I think it needs more length.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Exactly as promised

                          By Quark

                          from Baton Rouge La

                          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                                The viewfinder did exactly as advertised, with sharp viewing at the highest magnification.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 7
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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Not a good fit for canon 5DII

                                By Alex

                                from San diego, Ca

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy Construction

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                                Not for Canon 5DII.

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                                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Not so usefull.

                                By Alex

                                from San diego, Ca

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                                  Does not fit snug to Canon 5DII.

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                                  5.0

                                  Does the job -very pleased

                                  By Bob

                                  from Maine

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Copywork
                                    • Cramped Spaces Shooting
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Low Angle Shooting
                                    • Macro
                                    • Odd Angle Shots
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                                    I use it on the Canon 7D fits nice'n snug. Well built, easy to see through with or without eyeglasses. I use this for low shots, macro and odd angle work.

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                                    5.0

                                    Works very well

                                    By dougie

                                    from Toronto, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                                        I had purchased a wide angle lens and found I needed a low camera perspective. In checking with Nikon I found their right angle view finder was way out of my price range. Ordered the Polaroid unit from B&H. It was delivered 2 days later complete with a variety of adapters. Works perfectly and I could see no difference between it and the Nikon which cost 4 times as much.

                                        Great product great service from B&H

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                                        5.0

                                        Great angle finder for a super low price

                                        By Wesmoor

                                        from Cleveland, TN

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Appears To Be A Pro Viewf
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Great Picture Quality
                                        • Looks Well Built
                                        • Nice Fabric Carrying Case

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • School Photos
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                                          I bought this to replace a Canon brand angle finder that is simply wearing out. I was drawn by the price. It fit my Canon 60d and 50d right out of the box. Came with four additional adapters, which were not needed in my case. Clear optically. Bright and easy to focus with and I am 57 years old. I would highly recommend this viewfinder.

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                                          3.0

                                          Interesting device

                                          By Ricory

                                          from Christchurch, New Zealand

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          See all my reviews

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Good Video Quality
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Low Level Shots
                                            • Social
                                            • Travel
                                            • Video
                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                            Comments about Polaroid 1.25x - 2.5x Right Angle Viewfinder:

                                            Useful for low angle shots and where you cannot get behind the camera to set up the shot from above or to the side. I often have to squeeze myself into a corner in order to capture a small room such as a bathroom, but with this I can stand above the camera, while making sure to stay out of shot, and take the shot with the camera right up against the wall, and still see through my view finder. You cannot really shoot around corners, despite what the box says, because it is not long enough, but for me that was not an issue.

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