|The TL120 is fitted with a removable eye-level viewfinder.
The viewfinder is square and evenly bright with # shaped framing marks which correspond to a 52mm square image.
It provides a "normally" oriented view of the scene.
Instead of the 90 degree prism pictured here, the TL120 currently ships
with a 45 degree prism with diopter adjustment and a rubber eye cup.
The center of of the view finder incorporates a micro-prism rangefinder to assist in focusing.
In the lower right corner of the finder is a small spirit level. The
meter LEDs are positioned vertically along the right edge of the frame.
The TL120 does not ship with a waist-level viewing hood. You may
remove the prism but in the absence of a hood, I find there is too much light on
the ground-glass to be reliably used as a viewfinder.
Hasselbad finders are said to be a drop-in item for the TL120. I
haven't yet purchased one, but have heard from others who regularly use
them on their TL120. While a Hasselblad finder may fit the TL120,
the built in meter will not function without the 3D World prism
The camera is focused by rotating the outer end of any lens barrel.
The focus of all three lenses is synchronized through the center
idle-gear. In the image to the right, the camera is focused at
infinity with the aperture at f/2.8 (why you would ever have your camera
thus adjusted is beyond me). Depth of focus for the different
f-stops can also be read off the lens barrel..
Note that the viewing lens, while identical to the taking lenses, has a fixed 2.8
This provides the maximum light for composing and the shortest depth of
field for focusing but no DOF preview is possible. Next