CV Finders- Broken Feet?
I have broken the feet off of two out of three of my CV plastic viewfinders, and rather than pony up $150 for new ones, I decided to seek an alternate solution. I asked a friend with a machine shop if he could make some new ones out of metal. I pulled a finder apart with a jeweler's screwdriver, showed him the parts and explained the situation, and asked what he could do. After a few weeks, he showed me one which works pretty well. I screwed the finder back together with the new brass foot, and I'm delighted. He is working on one which is offset to put the finder more directly over the lens mount- think the CV 21mm finder vs. the 15mm one. He tells me he can make them out of brass or aluminum, or probably just about any other metal. He then asked me how many I wanted.
So my question is this: Are any of you interested in such a thing? I'm sure a few of you have some of these plastic finders with broken feet- how much would you pay for a new foot? Would you prefer brass, aluminum, or some other metal? I'd like to get an idea of how to proceed, now that I've had him make the first prototypes. I will try to get some pictures up soon, but I need to know how much interest there is, so PM me if you might want one. Thanks all!