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05-31-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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I have no loupe for the 6x4,5 films, and I finally decided I should get one.
I've seen some reviews, and found that the Peak 4x anastigmat or the usual Schneider / Rodenstock stuff is good.
But then I tried a spare Pentax 645 A 2.8/75mm, and it actually seems to work quite well. Of course, it does not have a skirting hood but I could just use the sun hood for that.
Any thoughts on this suggestion? As prices go, this is hardly more expensive, my only concern is that while using it I'm exposing the lens to dust because the rear cap would be removed.

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I use a Mamiya 4x loupe, and have seen 8x versions as well. High quality and was picked up used on ebay for under fifty bucks.
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I tried a few but the best for me, especially for 6x7 since it covers the whole frame, has been the waist level finder for the 67.
You should be able to find one for under $100 USD
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thanks for the suggestions, will have a look at both!

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I like your 75mm 645 idea. I used my K mount 50mm 1.2 for critical loupe work for a long time and it was by far the best solution i have experienced.
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I like your 75mm 645 idea. I used my K mount 50mm 1.2 for critical loupe work for a long time and it was by far the best solution i have experienced.
Did you stop using it - or did you no longer need a loupe?
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No, i still need a loupe , but after getting a 645D i had to open the camera cabinet & sell everything in sight to raise $$$$ .......
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