Right angle view finder


Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 30/03/2011 - 18:03
Anyone have experience of these:

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thoughton

Link Posted 30/03/2011 - 18:53
I've heard of Roxsen, but I think just as a generic camera equipment manufacturer/exporter in China. It claims this is the same optic as the Seagull, which I have looked into before and gets good reviews. Just had a quick browse and see some seagulls for not much more, I'd probably go with the more well-known brand.
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Link Posted 30/03/2011 - 21:04
I have the Seagull right-angle finder which has one major weakness - the quality of the supplied (plastic) Pentax viewfinder adapter, which is a poor fit on the K20D. I can, however, vouch for the quality of the optics.

There is a good review here: link

From the photographs, the adapters supplied with the Roxsen appear similar to those provided with the Seagull.

Jon

lemmy

Link Posted 30/03/2011 - 21:56
I have the Seagull too. Good for the money and I find it a better fit on my K5 than it was on the K20 - strangely.
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davem

Link Posted 30/03/2011 - 22:18
I have one without a name from SR Girten. It worked well on the K20,a little loose as others mentioned. I got it out agian the other day to use with the new K7 but cannot find the adpator anywhere... so if you have a spare let me know....

Dave

hefty1

Link Posted 31/03/2011 - 00:39
davem wrote:
I have one without a name from SR Girten. It worked well on the K20,a little loose as others mentioned. I got it out agian the other day to use with the new K7 but cannot find the adpator anywhere... so if you have a spare let me know....

Dave

If you've still got the other adapters that came with it then the Olympus one works with Pentax viewfinders and the Nikon one can be persuaded to squeeze on too.
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gregmoll

Link Posted 31/03/2011 - 04:11
I use the Seagull and am happy with it, I also found that the Nikon adapter was a better fit than the Pentax one on my K200D. Once you've decided which adapter works best for you, glue it in place, it will reduce 90% of the wobble.

Greg

davem

Link Posted 04/04/2011 - 21:32
hefty1 wrote:
davem wrote:
I have one without a name from SR Girten. It worked well on the K20,a little loose as others mentioned. I got it out agian the other day to use with the new K7 but cannot find the adpator anywhere... so if you have a spare let me know....

Dave

If you've still got the other adapters that came with it then the Olympus one works with Pentax viewfinders and the Nikon one can be persuaded to squeeze on too.

Unfortunatley I've lost the box with all the adapters in it so if anyone has a spare adapter of the Olympus or Nikon type please let me know and save an old man from laying on the floor to take flower pictures!
Dave

hefty1

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 00:30
davem wrote:
Unfortunatley I've lost the box with all the adapters in it so if anyone has a spare adapter of the Olympus or Nikon type please let me know and save an old man from laying on the floor to take flower pictures!
Dave

I have a spare - PM sent
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Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 10:57
As per usual I've um-ed & ah-ed about the Seagull without committing yet. Am wondering how much use I would get out of one. I thought it would be useful for shots low down, but then how frequently do I take these and would I carry a Seagull around with me in any case?

Out of interest how do you use your RAVFs?
Mhuni

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Frogfish

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 12:06
I have a Seagull that sits splendidly in the cupboard. It's great ... when I use it, however I tend to lose my sense of perspective when using it, except when on a tripod. Definitely an advantage for landscape, macro with a rail etc.
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Last Edited by Frogfish on 05/04/2011 - 12:07

Frogherder

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 15:28
I have a Hoodman H-RAV which comes with a variety of adapters, but not a Pentax. When I asked specifically, before I purchased, the Pentax was included free of charge. (Why not include it in the published list?)
The construction is comparable with my K10D and the fit is acceptable (a smidge loose, if being critical). Eyepiece focusing is a bit tight, but doesn't need to be done often
I find it performs very well - it does what is says on the can- The x2.5 eyepiece is a bonus which I tend to use most.
My interest is gargoyles and "things" at the top of buildings but I'm not adverse to shooting small flowers/beetles which cause either cricked necks or soggy trouser knees.
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Bernard

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/hoodman-h-rav-universal-right-angle-finder--re...
Last Edited by Frogherder on 05/04/2011 - 15:33

davem

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 19:17
Hefty, a big thanks for your offer I have replied to your pm.

What a great forum this is.... so helpful

A happy Dave
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