Pentax Gives Me New Right-Angle View

16May08

My latest photographic purchase is an “Asahi Pentax right-angle viewfinder attachment” with leather case. It can be fitted onto the viewfinder and allows you to view the scene from the top of the camera instead of the side. This will be particularly useful for plant and insect photography where the camera is placed close to the ground. Unfortunately it was designed for an older Pentax with a slightly narrower viewfinder than my Pentax *ist DL. However I used some tin snips to cut the shell and allow flexibility in the side-arms for the viewfinder to be stretched apart the extra 2mm required and it now works fine on my DL. Anyone purchasing an older  Asahi Pentax right-angle viewfinder attachment, such as I did off of eBay (or elsewhere), needs to be aware that this kind of modification may be required.

 

A picture of the Asahi Pentax right-angle viewfinder attachment follows:

right-angle viewfinder

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