Right angle finders

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mlwinphotoCLOSED
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Posted Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:53AM

I do quite a bit of macro work, often at ground level.  That means lying down on wet leaves, mud, etc. to frame my subject.  When I was younger that wasn't much of an issue for me but now that I've hit the big 6-oh it's becoming rather unpleasant. 


I'm thinking about picking up a right angle finder to keep myself off the ground and am wondering if any of you have experience using one.  If so, I would appreciate feedback on pros and cons.


It if makes any difference I am shooting Nikoon FX so have the larger viewfinder (as compared to DX).
cmannphoto
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Posted Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:10PM

I use a DR-4 w/DK-12 on my Nikons when I use to set up low angle remotes. You still have to get down to see the whole viewfinder. I did like that the DR-4 has a built-in diopter adjustment which can be locked in, this made life a lot easier because i wear glasses. I also liked the fact the the DR-4 rotates which made odd camera set-ups a lot easier than a "fixed" right angle. 


Here is Nikon's selection of Right-Angle viewers


Hope that helps
OliverChilds
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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:16PM
I love using my right angle viewer it also comes in to its own when you are shooting straight up from a tripod, and I like the way it saves my back when I am shooting table top images too. I can only think of pros no cons.

(Edited on 2012-12-14 17:17:22 by OliverChilds)
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