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Discussion in 'Canon Forum' started by Jock Elliott, Dec 22, 2012.
If so, how did it work out?
I'd like to help you out with the voice of experience since no one else has responded, however, given the camera already has a vf, I've never felt compelled to get an external one. I invested in an adapter and polarizing filter instead.
Acc to me Jock may be talking about an EVF.
Actually, I was talking about an optical viewfinder. There is a post on the internet about a pro using one on a G10, a 35mm OVF, and matching the zoom to the view on the OVF.
As you know, the viewfinder on the G12 only shows about 80% of what the sensor captures, so I thought maybe an external viewfinder might be alright, but they're not cheap, and I thought I'd see if anyone had actually tried it.
Here's a link to the blog with the relevant video: http://www.richardsnotes.org/archives/2012/09/11/setting-up-a-canon-g10-for-street-photography/
There are some relatively cheap viewfinders on ebay.. in fact a Voightlander with a couple days left on it.. Voigtlander Viewfinder Hotshoe 28 35 28mm 35mm Brightlines | eBay and some others. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Russian-VIE...357?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51a474baa5 If this is the way you want to shoot maybe start out inexpensively and if you like it, get a better quality one-- if that even makes a difference.
Interesting idea - I must try that. I have a couple of old Leica OVFs that would do fine.
Nice to hear someone talking in ASA, too.
Fedka has vf's too Finder 35 mm, Metal Front, Fedka.com