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    Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Waiting for so long, Phase one bringing out an camera body with WLF I couldn`t wait any longer.
    So here it is, my first custom made AFD. Its a working model, I did not spend much time in the housing construction.
    What you do loose, is the lightmetering including automatic mode, but AF is working fine.
    So , phase one here is my one
    I`m waiting for yours.

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    I would do that with my DF, for sure

    Joerg

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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Welcome to the forum Joerg!
    Well done, I have been tempted to do something like that as well, but I didn't have the necessary level of adventurousness to do it.
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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Joegl - welcome all forums benefit from 'hot rodders' and their adventurous spirit

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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Little mistake
    I would definitely not do this with my DF

    Its a nearly perfect camera, if there would be.....

    Joerg

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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    all forums benefit from 'hot rodders' and their adventurous spirit
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    Willkommen!

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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Interesting.
    Esplain some of the technical bits and pieces.

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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Interesting.. i may be tempted to hack my AFD body instead of trying to sell it now..

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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    ok, but horizontal only... Leaf rotating sensor on a Hassy V is far more convenient for that reason (but no AF, and nothing shorter than 40

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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    ok, but horizontal only... Leaf rotating sensor on a Hassy V is far more convenient for that reason (but no AF, and nothing shorter than 40
    Yes, even with the p30+ and Hassi V Mount you can rotate the back.
    But: I do work with a complete Phaseone DF P30+ system and 5 Lenses. so I was looking for an compatible second body with WLF which take my lenses and the back

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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Yes, even with the p30+ and Hassi V Mount you can rotate the back.

    this is how i use may aptus 22 !

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    Re: Selfmade AFD with waistlevelfinder

    Quote Originally Posted by stevem_nj View Post
    Interesting.
    Esplain some of the technical bits and pieces.

    Thanks.

    first you need a cheap afd body and say good bye to it.
    I did this the first time so I wasn´t sure about the surprises.
    You had to unscrew the front, the sides, and the prismen finder and take away all the glasses, light meter sensor, and all the stuff. I tried not to get involved with the electronics. An old hasselblad 4x4 finder nearly fits on top of the focusscreen. Alfterward I do rebuild a small housing and keep it with ordinary tape in places. Now i do start testing it during this week and it works fine. Its a bit like the old Hasselblad 500 cm feeling, plus autofocus. Thats exactly what I wanted. If you know how t do it, its quite easy.

    Joerg

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