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ROCKMORE
03-22-2010, 08:57 PM
I rigged up this finder with a standard loop. Total cost $5 and an afternoon in the shop.
Works great.

.vince
03-23-2010, 06:24 AM
Looks good !
I'm planning on making one while I wait for the new commercial viewfinders.

ROCKMORE
03-23-2010, 06:28 AM
Looks good !
I'm planning on making one while I wait for the new commercial viewfinders.

I shot a few photos while making it. Here are the basics.

1. Stamp loop. ( I found one that focused at 100mm from glass to focus surface. They are not all the same focal length.

2. 3mm thick standard plywood.

3. Wood glue

4. Epoxy to attach the base of the loop to the back of the hood.

5. I made a screw mount by drilling a hole in the wedge mount (not shown) and pressing a 1/4 inch nut
into the hole and epoxying it into place so I have a steel tapped screw mount.

Very easy, very cheap.
The most expensive part was the loop $3 I bought off a table on the street in Chinatown and the black paint was $1.75. (Photos courtesy of my cheapo hundred dollar 18-55mm kit lens)

nash
03-23-2010, 03:07 PM
really nice

Jester2138
03-23-2010, 03:42 PM
Awesome!

jonE5
03-23-2010, 09:08 PM
nice one brotha