Birns & Sawyer Director's Micro Viewfinder

Birns & Sawyer Director's Micro Viewfinder

Birns & Sawyer Director's Micro Viewfinder

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The Image-2000 Director's Micro Viewfinder super lightweight viewfinder is capable of toggling between varying film standards, including anamorphic, super16 and 35mm. The viewfinder can also accommodate 2/3", 1/2" and 1/3" video formats. This model features a black-colored barrel. The viewfinder comes in a small leather-like carrying case, protecting it from dust, scratches, and moisture.

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Birns & Sawyer Director's Micro Viewfinder
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Braided Cord
  • 90-Day Warranty
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    Birns & Sawyer 162128 Specs

    Focal Length 16mm/Video: 8.5-94mm
    Super 16mm: 10-117mm
    35mm: 18-200mm
    Cinemascope: 36-400mm
    Aspect Ratios 16mm/Video: 1:1.33
    35mm: 1:1.77, 1:1.85
    Cinemascope: 1:2.35, 1:2.55
    Dimensions 2" Collapsed, 3" extended
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 5.0 x 3.2"

    Birns & Sawyer 162128 Reviews

    Director's Micro Viewfinder is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Helpful, not perfect I am a director starting out in video/movie/short film production. I have been using a DSLR for a few years. This viewfinder will help beginners get a better idea of how a shot would be framed with a certain lens length from a certain spot it doesn't show depth of field, distortion, or any of the other lens properties that come with different lens lengths. So, if you are in a crowded space and you can only put the camera in certain spots, it's very helpful for choosing a lens length. If you can move the camera anywhere, it's not that helpful because the image through this viewfinder would look the same at 50mm as it would through 100mm if you stood farther back. In case you're confused by that statement, this is not the case with actual lenses. If you are using a 16x9 full frame DSLR, the lens length options go from 18mm to 200mm. I haven't tested this out against my actual lenses yet, but the 18mm looks more like 30 to me. Lastly, I find myself wondering if I would have been better off saving my $200 and carrying my DSLR around with my 28-210 zoom lens. This would give me accurate lens lengths + depth of field information and a rough approximation on distortion. My conclusion is that it depends on how much you value convenience. This viewfinder is tiny and feather-light, so you can carry it all day without getting bogged down or annoyed by a 10-pound camera+lense around your neck. Your hands are also more free to write things down (or whatever else you might want to do with them...) Lastly, on an actual shoot, your camera is likely to be in use (if you're like me) so having this thing handy could save you a lot of time as long as you keep the lens length issue in mind and have a good idea of what your different lens lengths will give you in terms of DOF and distortion.
    Date published: 2014-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So handy! Compared the 35mm angle to my Sigma 35mm Art lens, was spot on. Constantly wear it around my neck to vision different aspects and views for a quick look. Very durable metal, and lightweight! Glad I purchased this.
    Date published: 2018-02-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Director's View The Birns & Sawyer Director's Micro Viewfinder allowed me to visually determine the shots needed for our film without wasting valuable time setting up in unnecessary locations.
    Date published: 2014-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product The product was very useful for professional shoots. Small compact and helps save time. Very sturdy.
    Date published: 2011-07-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fun.... great fun to use but could do with a magnified eyepiece
    Date published: 2017-08-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed Very weak. Unreliable.
    Date published: 2018-08-21
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