View Full Version : 28mm framelines hard to see with glasses - is CV 40mm viewfinder a good alternative?
As I've read in several threads, seeing the 28mm framelines with glasses is a bit problematic. This is also my case. I'm wearing fairly thick glasses, so dopter correction eyepieces are not a choice for me.
What I'd like to know is, is the CV 40mm viewfinder a good approximation (taking into account that I'd have to work in 2 parts: measure/focus and frame)? I'm used to this approach for the 28mm Color-Skopar on my Bessa R/R2A.
Anyone used this alternative? Thanks in advance for any help.
"seeing the 28mm framelines with glasses is a bit problematic."
With what camera/viewfinder? It's actually pretty easy with a Bessa R4M/R4A ;)
And if you're after 28mm framelines, why would you want a CV 40mm VF? (I must have missed something there.) Why not instead the CV 28/35 mini viewfinder?
B/C this is in the Epson RD-1 forum
"B/C this is in the Epson RD-1 forum"
Sorry --- still a little sleepy ...
I use the CV 40 viewer for 28, 35, and 50.
It's little pinched for 28, but you can learn to fly it. It's better for a 35 than a dedicated 35, and the 50 is almost instinctive.
There's a Yashica finder that costs $12 and has framelines for 40mm as well as framelines for telephoto. Look for "yashica tele/wide" finder.
Given the crop factor of ~1.5, a 40mm finder would have close to the same framelines. However, I've never used one, so I'm not sure if the framelines are viewable with glasses any better than the 28mm ones in the RD-1 viewfinder. Perhaps someone else can comment on this.
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