WTB: Prism finder for Exacta Varex IIa

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by alexfilm, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. alexfilm

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    A friend gave me an Exacta Varex IIa with a waist-level finder. Focus with it has been great on the screen that's in the finder, but composing vertical frames with it can be difficult.

    I would love to get a prism finder for this camera to make taking those vertical shots a bit easier.
     
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    FYI: There are two versions of the VXIIa and they use different prisms. The first version used a prism similar to the VX. In 1961, the styling changed and the prism was similar to the prism used for the VXIIb or VX1000. The early version had a curved front "plate", while the 1961 used a "squarish" front plate. Both prisms will fit, but the styling of the pre 1961 won't look just right on the 1961 model, and vice versa.
     
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    The model I have has the squared front.