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    44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    Quick question for you RZ shooters...

    My digital back adapter is on it's way, so I'll start shooting with my RZ Pro IID/Aptus II-6 next week. SUPER excited about it.

    The only thing I'm really missing, since I bought this kit piecemeal, are the viewfinder masks. I know you can buy a dedicated focusing screen for the 44x33 backs, but I've really had to work on a very tight budget since returning to school. This has meant waiting patiently for great deals to come around.

    It also means that I'd rather not spend 3 bills on a pre-scribed focusing screen (right now) if there are easily available masks that I can place on top of the WLF screen. I don't shoot with the prism finder.

    Has anyone made their own with some semi-opaque sheet acetate? Is there an accurate template available to from which to work in order to locate the "hole" in the mask correctly.

    Really... I work pretty slowly these days and I don't mind a slightly homebrew solution until the christmas trumpet gigs roll in and I have extra $$$ to spend on a true focussing screen.

    Thanks for the thoughts!
    Shelby

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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    Shelby,

    ALPA has various sized "ground glass stitching masks" that can be printed (with a laser printer) on clear plastic sheet and then cut out. I'm not sure exactly what you're after, but you might take a look: http://www.alpa.ch/en/products/tools...ing-masks.html

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    I imagine all you need is a piece of tinted acetate and a scalpel and ruler to cut it neatly.

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    Graham... that was exactly what I was thinking.

    Thanks Stephen.

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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    You've got e-mail Shelby

    enjoy the RZ!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yaya View Post
    You've got e-mail Shelby

    enjoy the RZ!!!
    Fantastic, Yair!

    Let me publicly say that Yair has been tremendously helpful to me... I've never bought a single thing from him. My journey to MF has been a LONG one full of conversations with tremendously helpful people like Yair and Steve Hendrix.

    It's been a tough decade for my family, financially, and I've had to take my chances in the used market in order to just get into shooting with this fantastic equipment... and Yair (and Steve!) have continued to offer their time and expertise.

    Thanks All!

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    Yair is amazing. He was extremely helpful in the PhaseOne forum when I started my MFD journey and gave me lots of valuable advice. It's great to see him here, and he's a great guy to chat with
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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    Hi there
    I need VF mask for my RZ too... I am using Aptus 17, CCD sized 43.2 x 31.7 mm
    Is anyone have this please?

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    Just use permanent marker.. Do horizontal/vertical orientation in different colours and be done. Way better than overlay

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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    It would be amazing to get a mask for my Aptus-II 5 on RZ as well! Any help Yair?
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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    Quote Originally Posted by Aryan Aqajani View Post
    It would be amazing to get a mask for my Aptus-II 5 on RZ as well! Any help Yair?
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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    I made some acetat overlays for my Aptus 22. Though I haven't tested them, as I don't have the HX701 yet. Feel free to use those.

    Attachment 62734


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    Edit: They are being downsized so either pm me or make them yourself in PS.

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    I used liveview and a CD pen and drew some dotted lines (badly). I do need to rub them off with some alcohol and have another go, but they're close enough for rock'n'roll.

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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    Here's a pdf, at scale, that Yair sent me a long time ago when I was shooting a 44x33 sensor. I printed it out on clear laser paper and then used an exacto to cut it to into my RZ viewfinder. Make sure you print it at 100% (not scaled).

    I just used a bit of clear tape to hold it in place.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17184321/RZ_75%2B65.pdf

    Hope this helps!
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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    You could all of course order a marked focusing screen from any Mamiya Leaf dealer
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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    Quote Originally Posted by yaya View Post
    You could all of course order a marked focusing screen from any Mamiya Leaf dealer
    Yair, does MamiyaLeaf offer a split image focussing screen with crop lines? Is there one that shows the entire field of view so I can use it with film aswell? This would be good to know because as far as I know, there is only the SA705 available which I personally find highly insufficient.

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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    Yair, does your Mamiya.Leaf dealer or can our dealer repair/fix my Mamiya 7II?
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    Re: 44x33 Viewfinder Masks - RZ67

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby Lewis View Post
    Here's a pdf, at scale, that Yair sent me a long time ago when I was shooting a 44x33 sensor. I printed it out on clear laser paper and then used an exacto to cut it to into my RZ viewfinder. Make sure you print it at 100% (not scaled).

    I just used a bit of clear tape to hold it in place.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17184321/RZ_75%2B65.pdf

    Hope this helps!
    Shelby
    Shelby, this is exactly what I am looking for, Thanks to much!!
    Much appreciated to Shelby and Yair

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