Let’s make a lovely viewfinder for our LTM camera. Finders for your wide lenses are pretty expensive at the moment, they can cost as much as a lens or even a ‘new’ camera body. This is a cheap way to go about it.
I make mine from the finders of old point and shoot cameras. Available by the ton for a snip at flea markets, car boot sales and all the other exotic places you can find folks’ unwanted junk. Disposable cameras are good, often you get a free AA or AAA battery too.
Some more upmarket cameras have a brightline finder, they are great because the full finder is often wide enough for 28mm. Dual purpose!
Try to find one as near to the lens you are using. I have a Summaron 35mm f3.5, so I need a finder wide enough. Some cameras have a 40mm or 38mm, check out the finder, if there are frames in it, then the full width will be good enough. This one is 34mm, almost perfect.
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