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Sony FDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder

B&H # SOFDAV1K Mfr # FDA-V1K
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Price: $598.00
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Sony RX1 Digital Camera
  • Carl Zeiss Optical Viewfinder
  • Attaches via Multi-Interface Shoe
  • Promotes Fast Subject Tracking

The Sony FDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder is an external viewfinder for use with the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 compact digital camera. Featuring Carl Zeiss optics, this viewfinder provides a bright clear view that matches the angle of view of the camera's built-in 35mm lens. An optical viewfinder is especially helpful for finding and tracking of fast-moving subjects.

It is constructed from die-cast aluminum and attaches to the camera via the multi-accessory shoe.

Construction Die-cast aluminum
Lens Construction 6 lens groups with 6 elements
Dimensions 1.24 x 1.22 x 1.26" / 31.5 x 31 x 31.9 mm
Weight 1.4 oz / 40 g
Sony FDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder
  • Carrying Case
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    SonyFDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder
     
    3.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          2.0

          Disappointing misfit for this camera.

          By Ansel wannabe

          from detroit michigan

          About Me Business Professional, Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Projection
          • Good Color Fidelity
          • Lightweight
          • Portable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony FDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder:

              I have been eagerly awaiting the beautiful Sony DSC-RX1R, for its magnificent images and portability. I am a serious amateur with numerous L lenses for the Canon 5D mkiii, and frustrated by how many times I left it home because of the hassle of carrying around this heavy equipment. But in bright daylight I still had to shoot blind and had hoped this Zeiss viewfinder would be a good as the Zeiss 35mm distagon I use for my Canon. But this viewfinder does not display any of the data that most photographers want to have in a viewfinder. I could even accepted it if it only provided a focus bracket. so instead of shooting blind because of the sun, I had to discover that this very expensive gadget left me equally blind to shoot with guesswork about the focus. when I used the screen to get preliminary exposure settings right I would have to take my eye up to the viewfinder to see how it looked, but no guidance from the viewfinder. it is a lovely piece of expensive glass that would be nicer to look at in the dark than to photograph with in the light. Get an electronic finder.

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              5.0

              The best current 35mm optical viewfinder

              By SK Saito

              from Hawaii

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Traveling

              Comments about Sony FDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder:

              I am a advanced amateur photographer/enthusiast. I love to shoot full frame 35mm film as well as digital cameras. One of my favorite cameras is the Sony RX1r. The only drawback is that it does not have a built in viewfinder; the electronic viewfinder or an optical viewfinder are accessories. With a few exceptions (notably the Fuji X-T1), I don't like electronic viewfinders. I have a Leica SBLOO 35mm viewfinder which is the best optical viewfinder I have ever used but viewfinders like this have not been made in decades. So I opted to try the overpriced Zeiss 35mm for the RX1r and purchased one from B&H. I was not disappointed. The viewfinders built solid and is clear, contrasty, bright. It does add bulk to the camera but it's not like the RX1 is a pocketable camera anyway. It comes close to the Leica viewfinder. There aren't many current options anyway. The Voigtlander viewfinders are good but comes nowhere near Zeiss quality. I am happy with the purchase and the usual fast B&H service.

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              1.0

              Doesn't help enough to justified.

              By Hugo

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Sony FDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder:

                    The FDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder just doesn't justify me purchasing it. It should at least have a center cross hair to approximate the center focusing point. You have to guess where center is to focus and recompose. It's too hit or miss for me. It is a beautiful piece of glass but mine had a tiny gouge on the framing rectangle. Should have been perfect for a Carl Zeiss Optic.

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                    5.0

                    Great Viewfinder

                    By Red Carpet

                    from Burbank, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sony FDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder:

                        Expensive, but well made and bright & clear. Works great.

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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Outstanding

                        By GeorgioS

                        from Port Jefferson, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Glass

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Sony FDA-V1K Optical Viewfinder:

                          This isn't an EVF, so the framing will be off, especially during close/macro shooting. That said, the frame lines are compact enough to ensure that none of the action is missed on the actual image. The glass is crystal-clear and due to its design, one should never need to wear glasses. I have not missed a shot using this product-everything has been in focus, including shallow depth-of-field portraits (a tribute to the RX-1). The case is first class.

                          The only things missing are a bubble-level system and a magnifier to read the f-stops off the lens barrel, al la Hasselblad SWC.

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