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    Posted: 27 July 2020 at 08:51
Asking for a fellow over at DP Review who's looking for an angle viewfinder attachment.
Anyone know if the old Minolta Angle viewfinder adapters made for SR and A-mount camera's also fit on the E-mount series cameras? Or any of the other makes made one to fit the e-mount viewfinder attachment?
 



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The old one for a-mount cameras does fit and function on an e-mount camera
Just tried it. Had to get it from the attic .

Edited by Dopol - 27 July 2020 at 09:27
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Domien has confirmed what I suspected - that the eyepiece surrounds of a-mount and e-mount cameras are the same dimensions, and therefore an old Minolta right angle finder will fit e-mount cameras.

I'm just puzzled by one thing - I have one buried in a drawer that I've not touched since tilt screens were introduced. Why would anyone want to use one in those circumstances?
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

I'm just puzzled by one thing - I have one buried in a drawer that I've not touched since tilt screens were introduced. Why would anyone want to use one in those circumstances?
I can think that in certain sunny weather conditions angle finder could work better than tilted screen due to reflections.
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I liked the tiltable add-on EVF of my NEX F3
Fuji sells the EVF-TL1 to tilt the EVF of the GFX-50s and GFX-100 MF cameras.

Using the tiltable backscreen is different. And the A7-series does not have an optional tiltable EVF, so, the right angle finder is the only option.
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I use the Minolta Angle Finder V frequently when taking pics from low level. I find the screen useless in my opinion as long as it is not night photography. Then it works fine.

With the angle finder the strong ambient light on sunny days is blocked.
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The combination of bright light and my eyesight makes the LCD screen absolutely useless in most shooting conditions. Even when the light is such that the screen is actually visible the need to put on glasses to use it means the hassle is too much. I do use it at night or for copy stand work and the like, but an angle finder would come in very useful at times - must get one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michael Johansson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2020 at 14:46
Notice that it is Minolta Angle Finder V that fit the Sony cameras with removable eye pieces. There is one earlier Minolta Angle Fonder that is in silver finish. I don't think that one will fit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2020 at 04:58
Thanks guys.
Message has been passed on...might just be a reason to hold on to my old Minolta Vn.
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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

The combination of bright light and my eyesight makes the LCD screen absolutely useless in most shooting conditions. Even when the light is such that the screen is actually visible the need to put on glasses to use it means the hassle is too much. I do use it at night or for copy stand work and the like, but an angle finder would come in very useful at times - must get one.

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There is a sony version, that goes by the name of FDA-A1AM.
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