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Bunny Snow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
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Right-Angle Finder - A Good Viewing Option?


Has anyone ever purchased a Canon Angle Finder C (which includes ED-C & ED-D Adapters for all SLR cameras, according to B&H Photo)? Currently, I am using the Canon Elan 7E, with a goal towards to 20D.
If I understand correctly, a right-angle adapter can be used to better capture wildflowers, rather than lying on the ground at their height, or children, and animals close to the ground. Also, if I understand correctly, it would be like looking into the ground glass from above - like a TLR (twin lens reflex).
I'd love your feedback on this. Thanking you in advance
Bunny


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12/19/2004 12:04:18 PM

 
Andy 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/28/2002
  I found that the Angle Finder C is only useful if you do a lot of low-angle, close-up shots. Or if you are used to the TLR-type cameras. I purchased it to take photos of jewelry and flowers. When I am using it, I have to bend my back and my neck, and both hurt. It is quite different than using the ground glass, because your eye has to get very close to look into the Angle Finder. Most of the time I just don't use it. Well, it's just my opinion. For the Elan 7E (and possibly the 20D), you need to use the ED-C adapter.


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12/20/2004 11:34:32 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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  Thanks, Andy. I was used to the TLR in decades past, but SLRs have occupied my usage since 1986. Perhaps, money is better spent elsewhere, until I do a lot of close-up work on a regular basis. I sincerely appreciate your input on this, and other topics.
Have a happy, healthy, and wealthy Christmas and new year. ~Bunny


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12/20/2004 3:48:15 PM

 
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