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10-01-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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Pentax LX Finders

I just won an LX on ebay, and I was wondering about the finders. For those of you that have used any of the other than the FA-1, which ones did you find particularly useful, and for what applications?

I'll probably use the LX a lot for city shotting. I was thinking the waist level finder FF-1 would be good for that, but I'm a little concerned about the ease of focusing with it.

Anyway, I would appreciate opinions on any of the finders as I await delivery of my very own LX. It will probably be a while until I can get anything other than the FA-1 that comes with it, but opinions are always helpful.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Votesh Quote
I just won an LX on ebay, and I was wondering about the finders. For those of you that have used any of the other than the FA-1, which ones did you find particularly useful, and for what applications?

I'll probably use the LX a lot for city shotting. I was thinking the waist level finder FF-1 would be good for that, but I'm a little concerned about the ease of focusing with it.

Anyway, I would appreciate opinions on any of the finders as I await delivery of my very own LX. It will probably be a while until I can get anything other than the FA-1 that comes with it, but opinions are always helpful.
WLF on 35mm is basically useless for anything but tripod work. The screen's just too small. If you want to try that, get the 'sports finder' whatever they call that (it will rotate so you can do either, and magnifies) . And hire a masseur/suess.
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I've tried several finders including the WLF, the one I like the best is still the stock one (either FA-1 or FA-1w). And I shoot street photos mostly when I'm shooting film
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I figured the WLF would be too small for any practical, actual waist level use. I just like a low perspective for urban decay type of shots(abandoned buildings and such). It would be nice to have a viewfinder I could view from above, so I'll look into the other options for the LX. Thanks for the opinions.

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