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Alan Gordon Enterprises Mark Vb Director's Viewfinder

BH #ALDVFM5B • MFR #1000-01
Alan Gordon Enterprises
Alan Gordon Enterprises Mark Vb Director's Viewfinder
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Alan Gordon Enterprises 1000-01 Overview

The Alan Gordon Enterprises Mark Vb Director's Viewfinder is an ideal companion for any professional cinematographer or DP. Whether users are on a back lot or on location, they'll find framing shots both accurate and clear, as if looking through the camera itself. The MarkVb is both durable and lightweight, making it easy to carry around.

No Small Achievement

The Alan Gordon Mark V Director's Viewfinder was a winner of a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
UPC: 050585154759

Alan Gordon Enterprises 1000-01 Specs

Formats16mm film: 8.5-100mm
S16mm: 10.5-125mm
35mm: 18-200mm
35mm Anamorphic: 35-420mm
1/2" Video: 6.5-80mm
2/3" Video: 8.5-75mm
1" Video: 10.5-125mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 5.3 x 4.7"
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what is the difference between Vb and V version?
Asked by: Linfeng
According to Alan Gordon, The Mark Vb has all the features of the Mark V plus new markings on the Aspect Ratio ring, making it easier to read for both film and video use. We also eliminated the 1/2 video window and replaced it with the current video chip standard of 2/3 . Film sizes and video formats are color-coded for quick reading.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does it have a mode for 2perf framing?

Does it have a mode for 2perf framing?
Asked by: Miles
I have never used it for that purpose, but I am very positive that you can set it up very precisely yourself in a few min.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-09-23

Does this have a setting for s35 sensors?

Does this have a setting for s35 sensors?
Asked by: Lorenzo
this has all standard film formats including standard S35 sensor size
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-07-02

Does it have any adjustments for people who wear ...

Does it have any adjustments for people who wear glasses?
Asked by: Koji
Yes, the metal ring between the rubber eyecup and the body of the viewfinder is a so called "focusing ring". Once you set it up to your desired diopter (there are no markings, you do it by the eye), I suggest that you gaffer tape it together with rubber eyecup because it has a tendency to fall off and it is a very important part of the device. I always keep a spare in my bag!
Answered by: Radan
Date published: 2021-05-13


Does this replicate the lens compression of the chosen focal length?
Asked by: Ian Alexander
Formats16mm film: 8.5-100mmS16mm: 10.5-125mm35mm: 18-200mm35mm Anamorphic: 35-420mm1/2 Video: 6.5-80mm2/3 Video: 8.5-75mm1 Video: 10.5-125mm
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2021-08-03

Would this work for a bmpcc 4k? So I could do ...

Would this work for a bmpcc 4k? So I could do framing and see how various lenses would look? Both speed boosted lenses and native mft lenses.
Asked by: Michael S
Mark Vb has a dial for Super16mm format lenses from 10.5mm-125mm. I haven’t tested it and compared with my BMPCC4K. I’m using the viewfinder on my Alexa shoot for location scouting and camera setups
Answered by: Radan
Date published: 2020-10-28


How much does it weigh and what is the length?
Asked by: Jason V.
15.5 oz 440 grams as pictured with lens cap & lanyard5 3/8 inches 13 2/3 cm long with lens cap on and eye cup extended (as opposed to collapsed).
Answered by: Nicholas L.
Date published: 2020-04-10


I bought one - when you turn the ring(s), the entire barrel spins so the whole frame rotates and throws off all the readings. Is this normal??
Asked by: Anonymous
As I used this device for years, I should be of assistance. With the top, narrow ring, select the aspect ratio you are shooting in. Hold the viewfinder to your eye and rotate the lower, fatter ring to obtain the frame you wish. Then look at the scales on the outside of the barrel to ascertain the lens mm for the camera. For the highest accuracy possible, I suggest giving this to your camera assistant and have them test it for accuracy. They can make new index marks that match your camera and lenses if necessary.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-10-01
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