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Trying out the focus magnifyer
#1
I received the magnifier yesterday. It claims to magnify the viewfinder 2.3 times. Actually the lens itself is pretty shoddy. When I looked at it off camera it doesn't work like a magnifier--works more like a reducer lens but It magnifies a small central portion of the viewfinder image on the camera. It has an adjustment to fit the user's vision but the adjustment keeps shifting. It's also fairly clumsy--sticking out an inch or so from the back of the camera. It folds over so you can see the full viewfinder when you wish.

   

I think there is some advantage to using the aid ehrn focussing both for long and macro shots. Examples below. In summary, it is a big modification of the way one carries and uses the camera, but it may help some. (top without the aid, bottom with)

   

   


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Nikon D3100 with Tokina 28-70mm f3.5, (I like to use a Vivitar .43x aux on the 28-70mm Tokina), Nikkor 10.5 mm fisheye, Quanteray 70-300mm f4.5, ProOptic 500 mm f6.3 mirror lens. http://donschaefferphoto.blogspot.com/
#2
I guess that I could see using this for tabletop macro shots. Looks kind of big and awkward for everyday use, though.
#3
Completely agree. And it's hard to keep taking it off and putting it back on.
Nikon D3100 with Tokina 28-70mm f3.5, (I like to use a Vivitar .43x aux on the 28-70mm Tokina), Nikkor 10.5 mm fisheye, Quanteray 70-300mm f4.5, ProOptic 500 mm f6.3 mirror lens. http://donschaefferphoto.blogspot.com/
#4
Thanks for sharing the feedback...

Yeah looks a bit unwieldly, but as Toad says I can see it being useful in certain situations - e.g. on a tripod or taking macros, but I couldn't see myself using it for everyday use.
#5
I think I'm going to use it for a while. I really need help with focus. I've been able to post some photos without re-touching.
Nikon D3100 with Tokina 28-70mm f3.5, (I like to use a Vivitar .43x aux on the 28-70mm Tokina), Nikkor 10.5 mm fisheye, Quanteray 70-300mm f4.5, ProOptic 500 mm f6.3 mirror lens. http://donschaefferphoto.blogspot.com/
  


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