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2011-05-19 2

How to adjust your medium format viewfinder for use with 35mm film.

Surely all of you know this:
You decide to shoot a 35mm film in your medium format camera.
When shooting you had your fun, but when you pick up your developed negatives, you note that a large portion of the image is not there.
I’ll give you a small solution to work around this problem (at least mostly).

Step 1:
As usual, insert the 35mm film into the camera.

Step 2:
Cut two small, as equal as possible, straight strips of tape.

Step 3:
Stick them on the front of the camera at the top and bottom of the viewfinder.

Step 4:
Voilà! Looking now, normally through the viewfinder, you see almost exactly what will be captured on the film.

And then, have fun Lomographing!

written by henrikstelter on 2011-05-19 #gear #tutorials #quickie-tipster #medium-format #camera #tipster #medium-format-camera #camera-modification #35mm-film #tape #film
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2 Comments

  1. mythguy9
    mythguy9 ·

    Yes. And the same applies to Lubitel 166 series.

  2. rgezelle
    rgezelle ·

    i did this for my holga! I had to tape the sides of the viewfinder too though.

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