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VoigtlanderViewfinder for 35mm Lens
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (4)
    • Everyday (3)
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    4.0

    Excellent Viewfinder for Sony RX-1r

    By Eric

    from Clarksdale, MS

    About Me Professional

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

    Comments about Voigtlander Viewfinder for 35mm Lens:

    I use this as the optical viewfinder on my Sony RX-1r. I have also used the Zeiss optical viewfinder that is made for it, the Zeiss electronic viewfinder that is made for it and the long discontinued, nearly impossible to find, Voigtlander 28/35mm mini viewfinder. I have tested all four with regard to the accuracy of the framing and though the electronic finder is by far the most accurate, this one comes in a close second. (The Voigtlander mini came in 3rd and the Zeiss optical finder made for the Sony RX-1 was the worst.) This finder is very bright, very quick to use. I use it for street photography and people or events with very low light. I do use the electronic finder when I am shooting landscapes. This is also about half the price of the electronic finder and less than half the price of the Zeiss optical finder. It is reasonably small, though I do prefer the tiny size of the Voigtlander mini - with that finder on the camera it fits into a coat pocket, with this one, not quite.

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    4.0

    Quality Viewfinder

    By Ian

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • A little pricey

    Best Uses

    • Bright Environments
    • Everyday use
    • Instead Of Lcd Display
    • Street Photography
    • With 35mm Focal Length

    Comments about Voigtlander Viewfinder for 35mm Lens:

    I use this viewfinder with my Ricoh GR digital (with 35mm crop mode) and it works fantastically, as long I remember to account for parallax at closer distances. For the picky, there is a slight barrel distortion on the edges and the bright lines themselves seem to form more of a 4:3 rectangle, though this may because there a parallax indicator line to account for. I don't mind not having exactly what I am shooting, as that is part of the fun and surprise of photography. The brightlines stay bright in dark shooting situations and the glass is pristine.I've never used a Leica finder, but I am having a hard time imagining how it could be sold at $[$] when there quality finders like this one for only $[$].

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    5.0

    Perfect companion for X1

    By Jls

    from Dubai, UAE.

    About Me Semi-Professional

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Voigtlander Viewfinder for 35mm Lens:

      I use this Voigtlander viewfinder 35mm for my Leica X1 and the bright line is great and pretty accurate especially when you don't take close up/macro. The design is strong and small which very practical. In my opinion is better than the original Leica viewfinder, because it smaller and somehow look better than the original.

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      4.0

      Almost perfect

      By Decemberlight

      from Se Mn

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about Voigtlander Viewfinder for 35mm Lens:

        Looks perfect, works great but would the best X1 enhancement if only there were a means to add the Nikon older version diopter.

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        4.0

        Voigtlander VF

        By Rick

        from Maine

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fast Action
          • Nighttime
          • Tote Along
          • Travel

          Comments about Voigtlander Viewfinder for 35mm Lens:

          I got this VF to use on my Canon G10. While the Canon has a built-in view finder and lcd screen I wanted to use the camera on the street and didn't want to be shooting with my arms extended trying to compose with the back screen or the tiny built-in finder..this voigtlander VF gives the G10 a new identity. I have a clear view of what is in front of me. I am able to pre-set the g10 to the 35mm proportions, 3.2, the lens is also pre-set to capture a 35mm angle of view. Works a treat! The build quality and optics are great. No complaints, with this product it almost makes me want to try the voigtlander rangefinder camera...This product makes the G10 a better camera in my opinion...

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