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Apr 10, 2012 11:13 |  #1

can anyone advise if cheap angle finders are any good or if the Canon ones are just redicuously over priced.

Looking on Amazon, the Canon sells for £155 but third party ones are only £39.

Is there that much of a signficant difference, are there any reviews/tests/comparis​ons, I done a search and couldn't find any.

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Apr 10, 2012 12:53 |  #2

birderman wrote in post #14241693 (external link)
can anyone advise if cheap angle finders are any good or if the Canon ones are just redicuously over priced.

Looking on Amazon, the Canon sells for £155 but third party ones are only £39.

Is there that much of a signficant difference, are there any reviews/tests/comparis​ons, I done a search and couldn't find any.

TIA
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angle finder ???
not sure about that but bubble levels work for horizons if you're talking about that kind of angle, only $15




  
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Apr 10, 2012 13:18 |  #3

watt100 wrote in post #14242233 (external link)
angle finder ???
not sure about that but bubble levels work for horizons if you're talking about that kind of angle, only $15

an angle finder allows you to peer into the viewfinder from an angle, like this:

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Apr 10, 2012 13:20 |  #4

from the digital picture:

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he means this sort of angle finder, helps when working close to the ground

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Apr 10, 2012 13:57 |  #5

Are you in a rush to purchase?
I have a genuine Canon Angle Finder C which I have "used" maybe once, we could work out a price if you are interested, but I won't be back in the UK until April 23rd.
It's still in original packaging.


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Apr 10, 2012 14:27 |  #6

I have the Canon and it's well made, offers two levels of magnification.

But, frankly, those things seem to be pretty easy to make and there are many different manufacturers.

The Opteka appears to have some issues, at least on Pentax cameras... see this link (external link) and check out the photos and comments attached to them.

There are also Seagull and Studiohut brands on the Amazon USA site. There appear to be several versions of the Opteka too. Not as much discussion of any those, though.

Lots of reviews on Amazon, of the Canon, Seagull and Opteka. Might be worth reading through them.


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