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Q viewfinder

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by steveandthedogs, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Just bought an optical finder from Rocky Cameras for £3.99, brightlines for tele and wide, they just about fit the 5-15 lens. No info there obviously, but feels much better than holding the thing at arms length.
     
  2. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Wow, great price, Steve :) Could you check to see if they have one for the 06 lens? I would kill for one of them or, failing homicide, I would send money to purchase one :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

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    It's one of these, Jack. Rocky had a couple in second hand, both gone now.
    This was the guy, seems reliable and quick, had a couple off orders of him now. http://www.rockycameras.com/ His shop is a bit like Auntie Wainwright's.
    The finder is a bit off as regards parallax, may have a tendency to lose tops of heads, but with luck I can compensate. And considering the price of Pentax own brand, I can lose a few heads.
    Seen the same thing new on fleabay for £30+ [about $60 Canadian?]

    S
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Thanks Steve … I shall peruse ebay and the like :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  5. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

  7. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    Your welcome and thanks for commenting on my photo.
     
  8. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    I have just looked on the WEX website at one of these, the Q-VF1. I was shocked at the price ...... £189.00 for an optical VF????

    It seems that the retailers are living off of the profits from the accessories because the margins on the cameras themselves is so small. I suppose we have to pay one way or another, but it is a bit hard to swallow sometimes.

    Jack, I'm sure you are aware of the situation better than most. It does make searching for a used item or a discontinued model a lot more cost effective.
     
  9. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    @ Monobod .
    Not just pentax , I wanted the viewfinder for my Sony 16mm NEX lens . I paid over £100 for it . I needed it for my infrared converted NEX 3.
    As a 35mm (film equivalent ) viewfinder for a 24mm lens is hard to find and probably much more expensive .
     

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