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In Depth » Blog Archive » Focusing Viewer – 2nd Edition
• Thursday, October 09th, 2008

3D World has shipped the second version of their illuminated, focusing viewer for medium format slides. I’ve updated the page devoted to the viewer to reflect these changes. It really wasn’t too hard an edit to make because it involved removing the following from the “deficiencies” list:

  • Inability to focus past infinity
  • Internal reflections from a glossy plastic parts

Another change a few people haven’t enjoyed is the change in the lens retension system. In the original viewers, the lenses were retained with rings which threaded on the front of the lens barrels. In the new viewer, the lenses are retained with rings threaded behind the lenses (inside the lens barrel).  This change doesn’t affect day-to-day use, but it does make it harder to install shorter lenses in place of the stock 75mm achromats.

I still say this viewer is a bargain.  If you shoot medium format slides, you need to have one of these viewers.

Category: Medium Format, Viewer
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