Find the right angle with this finder
April 28, 2009
Using a macro lens lets you get close but achieving a pleasing composition requires a good look through the viewfinder. But sometimes you need help getting down.
Using a macro lens lets you get close but achieving a pleasing composition requires a good look through the viewfinder. A right-angle finder, such as the Pro Optic Right Angle Finder II (available exclusively from Adorama for $69.95) is the perfect accessory to make macro shots when your camera is positioned close to the ground. It has nine elements in five groups and an angled prism for crisp viewing. There are 1X and 2.5X magnification settings and diopter corrections of plus or minus four.
The viewfinder rotates through 360 degrees so you can put the camera in position to make the shot and still be able to see the image for precise composition! It even comes with a nice case.
Joe Farace is the author of a new book called “Digital Monochrome Special Effects” published by Lark Books and is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.