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Bronica WLF on GF1?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by chasm, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    I have a Bronica ETRS system, although it's shamefully long since I used it. After seeing various Hoodman / Zacuto contraptions mounted to the back of DSLRs (and, on Philip Bloom's website, to the back of a GF1), I had the idea of trying to turn my Bronica waist level finder into a "loupe" for the screen of my GF1. Size-wise it's pretty much perfect, especially if one shoots in 4:3 format rather than 3:2, but the problem is how to attach it? I could probably remove the little flanges on the base if I found a decent micro-screwdriver, which would then make it flush with the back of the GF1, but it's the holding in place that I can't see an elegant/reliable way around... Any of you better-at-DIY-than-me (ie anyone) chaps or chapesses out there have any ideas? :confused:
     
  2. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    I should have added, even holding it in place with my hand turned the screen into the best viewfinder I'd ever used!
     
  3. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    LCD protectors use adhesive on their edge to mount to the area surrounding the LCD. Would that work for the Bronica finder?
     
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  4. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Possibly - but it would need to be pretty strong, and I'd want to be able to remove it easily (although it's collapsible)...
     
  5. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    What about Velcro? It's amazingly strong. Might have to custom cut it.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    All I want is what you describe. When you get it figured out, post some photos. I think waist level finders are the coolest.
     
  7. ascherjim

    ascherjim Mu-43 Rookie

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    Nov 10, 2010
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  8. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    How about mounting it to a thin metal flange that is bent at the bottom to attach to the tripod mount?