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Article: Previsualization In The Field

vjbelle

Well-known member
Thanks for sharing an informative way to visualize in the field. The Caveat is finding the viewfinders. New they are a fortune! Even used ones command a steep price.

As usual your images always inspire as you see a little differently than me which is always appreciated.

Victor B.
 

JeffK

Member
ALPA makes an app for iOS called efinder II. It was around $20.00 - expensive for an app, but it's replaced my viewfinder since the preview shows framelines for all the lenses I've added. Super helpful for pre-viz.

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vieri

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darr

Well-known member
Thanks for sharing an informative way to visualize in the field. The Caveat is finding the viewfinders. New they are a fortune! Even used ones command a steep price.

As usual your images always inspire as you see a little differently than me which is always appreciated.

Victor B.
Thanks Victor! Your kind comments are always appreciated. :)

I agree the Linhof viewfinders can be expensive. I paid a near new price for the 4x5" over ten years ago, less than $300 for the 6x9, and $250 for the Technar 65 (CameraWest thank you!). Then the masks can be $75 or more. I have acquired the gear over "all the years", so the pocketbook pain was gradual.

Best to you,
Darr
 

darr

Well-known member
ALPA makes an app for iOS called efinder II. It was around $20.00 - expensive for an app, but it's replaced my viewfinder since the preview shows framelines for all the lenses I've added. Super helpful for pre-viz.

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Hi Jeff,

I do have the ALPA app but find an optical viewfinder easier to use. In all honesty, I am just not crazy about using my cell phone for anything except calls and bluetooth music syncing. Thanks for posting it as it may help others that are looking for a visual tool instead of a n optical viewfinder.

Kind regards,
Darr
 

ThdeDude

New member
I used to use a 4x5" or 4.4x3.3" cardboard picture frame for framing and composing, and a B&W Viewing Filter for visualizing B&W tonalities; but now I am mainly using the Mark II Artist's Viewfinder app (www.artistsviewfinder.com/) for both jobs. Especially for visualizing short focal length images in B&W, IMO, the app is more effective than a cardboard frame with a Wratten #90 filter.
 
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