Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Gearhead Delights > DIYS Modifications

DIYS Modifications DIYS aka Do It Yourself Projects - mostly gear modifications

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Adding frames to a viewfinder
Old 08-01-2013   #1
giellaleafapmu
Registered User
 
giellaleafapmu is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 887
Adding frames to a viewfinder

Suppose you are using a viewfinder for a 28mm lens and one for a 50mm lens but you want to bring with you only the 28mm one and you want to add the lines corresponding to the 50mm lens. Suppose also that you have no problems disassembling and reassembling the thing and have a way to know where to draw the lines (also suppose you don't really care if the thing is 100% precise, just you need something for your mirrorless camera which has no viewfinder at all for when the sun is bright). What is a good way to draw lines to the little glass in a way which looks professional and don't break everything?

GLF
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1808'>My Gallery</a>
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-01-2013   #2
Landshark
Registered User
 
Landshark is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montgomery, Il
Posts: 546
Why not make a small frame & mask to slip on?
__________________
Heavily sedated for your protection!
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-01-2013   #3
giellaleafapmu
Registered User
 
giellaleafapmu is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 887
Quote:
Originally Posted by Landshark View Post
Why not make a small frame & mask to slip on?
Mmmh, yep, that's also a possibility, I wanted to have something permanently on which could be used with a zoom by looking at different frames as one does in a normal rangefinder without messing too much with masks or stuff. I mentioned 28mm and 50mm because past that length (or equivalent) I feel that it is sometimes difficult to know whether mounting this on a hot-shoe really aligns it properly.

GLF
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1808'>My Gallery</a>
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-17-2019   #4
Gadfly21
Registered User
 
Gadfly21 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 4
Bump


I would also like to do this, and perhaps add a central point to help with aiming for auto-focus.


I imagine you would have to carefully remove a tiny bit of the silvering on the element in the viewfinder that has these lines, but it would be easy to mess up.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-18-2019   #5
Phil_F_NM
Camera hacker
 
Phil_F_NM's Avatar
 
Phil_F_NM is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 42
Posts: 3,902
You can draw on new framelines using some kind of translucent ink or paint. I've done this with a Zeiss 25mm finder to modify it permanently for use on an XPan. Get a high quality precision marker, like a Sakura Micron .002, in the light color you like. Mask the inside surface of the eyepiece glass. Measure 20 times before you button it back up because you don't want to do it again. Every time you open this up you will have the opportunity to introduce more dust than actual new framelines.
I have to add that this will not create bright framelines because bright line finders have half silvered framelines.
Phil Forrest
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 17:29.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.