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04-04-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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What Viewfinder Loupe?

I have very recently taken delivery of the genuine Pentax K-mount adaptor for the Q. I intend to mount my 50mm and 100mm macro lenses on it (among many others, up to and including the 300mm), but my early impressions are that to get the best results I will need to use a viewfinder loupe if using it outdoors. Do any members have views on this, please, and can anyone recommend a suitable loupe? I live in the UK, so I do not have access to the vast choices that seems to be available in the USA and elsewhere.

My apologies if someone has asked this question previously.

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I bought one of these a couple of months ago 2.8x 3 inches 3:2 LCD Viewfinder Extender Hood Loupes for Nikon V1 J1 AB45 | eBay

It does slightly overlap the flash button on the four way controller, which can cause it to be pressed inadvertently.

Just yesterday I finally took a hacksaw blade to the hole which the tripod type mount screw goes through. Enlarged the hole by just a couple of mm. Now it fits perfectly.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Blythman Quote
I bought one of these a couple of months ago 2.8x 3 inches 3:2 LCD Viewfinder Extender Hood Loupes for Nikon V1 J1 AB45 | eBay
I use the same one. A quick mod of the tripod screw hole in the bracket makes it fit perfectly on the Q. The only gripe I have about it is the bracket. The steel is far too thin & flexible. A small bump of the loupe, or if you make the mistake of pulling it down instead of upward from the bottom when you remove it, and it bends the bracket out away from the camera. Then you have to remove it, bend it back & replace it on the camera, which is a bit of a hassle. The loupe itself is great, though.
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I have been using this one also, I had it for my P&S before I got the Q but it hasn't been back on the P&S again

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Same here, I use the generic Nikon v1 loupe with tripod mount hole ground out a bit so it can be shifted left.
Works fine and adds little bulk to the Q if you dismount the loupe for transport.
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I reckon that's my problem solved. Thanks guys!
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