Sinar F2 - which viewing hood for 'right way up' magnified viewing

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  1. sperera

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    Hi everyone...I have the Sinar F2 and was wondering which you recommend for magnified, right way up, and correct left and right viewing......the Sinar version does all this? other brands doing it better? thanks for your recommendations.....the perfect accessory would be great magnification and 'correct' normal viewing......
     
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    I don't think any of them do. I think you need a pentaprism like on an SLR for that, and not just a single mirror.
     
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    This is my Sinar F with the binocular reflex viewer. It also has a lever for 2x magnification of an area.

    I don't know the part number, but it should work on an F2.


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    I'm now using a sturdier Gitzo tripod.
     
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    But as said above, it only has one mirror. Effect is the same as with a SLR and WLF.
     
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    Here is a photo of my Horseman binocular reflex viewer, which does fit Sinar cameras as well as Horseman.

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    What you want is a REFLEX viewer, not a simply 'binocular viewer' which still presents an upside down image.
     
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    Is a single-mirror viewer not a "Reflex" viewer?
    (The term reflex-camera was established even before there was a pentaprism viewer.)

    By the way, in typical position a single-mirror viewer yields a right-up image, but laterally reversed.
     
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    Correct. To my knowledge, Sinar does not have a pentaprism attachment.
     
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    I adapted a Cambo 90 degree viewer to my Sinar F2
     
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    To my knowledge there is no such thing made at all for a LF field- or view-camera.
     
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    Truth be told, it's not really needed for LF work.

    The only reason I have this viewer is because it provides a more comfortable viewing angle than I would ordinarily have looking directly at the groundglass.
     
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    In think this posture comfort even was the primary idea behind making such.
     
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    No.... does not exist.
     
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    The single mirror works just fine.
     
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    thanks for all the replies
     
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    It can be more convenient for high camera angles (without need for standing on a stool or ladder) or for low camera angles

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    High heels would help too...
     
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    I ain't wearing 6" heels. 40 years ago all the talk was about how dangerous they were and how they were anatomically bad.

    "Are High Heels Bad for Your Feet?
    • Sprains & Strains. Wearing high heels could leave you Googling for sprained ankle treatments and beyond. ...
    • Ingrown Toenails. Wearing high heels is also a leading cause of ingrown toenail problems. ...
    • Low Back Pain. ...
    • Bunions. ...
    • Major Posture Problems. ...
    • Nerve Damage."
    "High heels throw the natural mechanics of your body into a state of utter dysfunction. Starting in the foot, chronic heel use can actually impact just about every part of your body. (Eventually, your high heel habit can actually trigger pain all the way up in your neck.) British researchers found wearing high heels regularly over the course of a person’s life can actually shorten calf muscles by 13 percent. Beyond that, wearing heels seems to thicken your Achilles tendon, a potential pitfall for runners. And this is an important point: chronic high heel wearers actually experience discomfort and pain even after they take the heels off. (1)"​

    And now they are capitalizing on all the Millenials being blissfully ignorant of that past perspective, but I know better.
     
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