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09-30-2015, 01:33 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Finder + Q with 01 prime = wow!

Thanks to ebay I found a dead cheap Petri Tele-Wide finder for my Q.. wow it makes it the perfect street shooter with the 01 prime.





No scuffs, scratches or anything on it... just tons of dust. Took it apart and thoroughly cleaned it and voila! Good as new!

I love that I can just turn the read screen off, set center point focus and just shoot. The battery lasts forever and a half!

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how does it compare, the viewfinder fov and the actual picture size
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lmp ... The "wide" box in the viewfinder matches the 01 prime's photo size almost perfectly, the photo is a fraction larger.

Obviously allowances must be made for parallax when shooting very close, but otherwise it's almost dead on and no worse than the OVF on my X100.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
lmp ... The "wide" box in the viewfinder matches the 01 prime's photo size almost perfectly, the photo is a fraction larger.
I'd guess the photo would be larger yet on the Q7 or QS-1?

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lytrytyr ... I only own an original Q so I really can't answer that for sure, but with a larger sensor it's my guess that you are probably right.

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OVF on Q-S1

Even the Pentax OVF-1 is a bit too narrow for the 1/1.7" sensor in the Q-S1 (andQ7). But like the OP, I like turning off the screen and shooting only through the optical finder with S01 prime. Just have to get used to the framing. Still hoping that the next Q, if there is one, has an EVF option.
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. . . Still hoping that the next Q, if there is one, has an EVF option.
Amen to that. Yes, an EVF would add a bit to the size, but the usefulness would be more than worth it.
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