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Ontario55

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Right Angle Finder
« on: June 22, 2013, 02:54:47 PM »
Has anybody ever used one of these ?
How did you like it ?
It looks to approx. 4" in height
Are there others that are longer ?
My application is taking a pic as close to the ground as possible without laying on the ground
Is an angle finder that is longer than Canon's ?
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Right Angle Finder
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Re: Right Angle Finder
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 03:27:32 PM »
I have the Canon Angle Finder C (bought used for a very good price).  I use it for shooting macro. Not aware of a longer version, but that would be even dimmer...
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Re: Right Angle Finder
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 04:27:27 PM »
The angle finder works well but it is basically a relay lens that magnifies the image a little.

The low tech way is to tape a mirror to the base of your camera and then use live view. The image is upside down but it's nearly free. This appeared here ... http://www.fujirumors.com/mixed-zone-x-reviews-and-x-e1-with-tilt-screen/

If this is too basic, you might think of either tethering it (laptop or iPad or similar, you may need a cameramator) or using an off camera monitor display (like the Marshall.)

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Re: Right Angle Finder
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 07:04:43 PM »
How about Aputure Gigtube Wireless II Remote or equivalent? Could that be more convenient for your needs.
I don't have any personal experience about those. I have the Canon Angle Finder C and it works for me very well.

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Re: Right Angle Finder
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 09:49:03 PM »
I have an Angle Finder B (which fits the 5D3 perfectly), and I have been very pleased with it for low (and high) angle shots.

The B can be had on eBay very cheaply (got mine NIB for $20), because most people apparently don't know that it fits the new cameras.


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Re: Right Angle Finder
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 10:49:22 PM »
FYI, the Angle Finder B is 0.8x magnification, the Angle Finder C is 1.25x and 2.5x.  If you're focusing through it, the C is easier.
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Re: Right Angle Finder
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2013, 12:58:47 AM »
I occasionally use the C.  I got a cheap knock off for my wife who only needs it once every 2-3 years. 

If you are shooting ground level worth it (unless you are very good at getting your eye to ground level).

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Re: Right Angle Finder
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2013, 12:58:47 AM »