Nice view: SEACAM Viewfinders
The interface between the photographer and his subject is the camera’s viewfinder. Here, the photographer composes the desired image, assesses and sets the sharpness and receives the most important information about image data. A powerful and super-clear viewfinder is essential for this task.
By default, the eye needs a distance of about 20–25mm from the ocular to be able to assess the entire image. With the diving mask, however, the whole thing becomes a bit trickier, since the mask forces us at a minimum distance of around 30–40 mm, depending on the model. This fact inspired us to compensate for this disadvantage with special sports- and viewfinders. Today, photographers worldwide trust in our viewfinder system and appreciate the high-quality optics and ergonomic handling.
SEACAM viewfinders allow the full and unreversed view despite an obstructive diving mask. With particularly high-quality optics, 100% of the image field is displayed and enlarged three times. Powerful lenses and oculars, as well as prisms manufactured with the highest precision and multiple optical coatings ensure the particularly bright viewfinder image in all of our viewfinders. It’s very convenient to look at the entire viewfinder image, view all camera-relevant information, assess the sharpness and set it accordingly.
All viewfinders are quickly removable for transport, are hermetically sealed and very easy to change without tools. As all our accessories, they are suited for all current SEACAM housing models and can be retrofitted at a later date. This proves to be very practical, as it reduces luggage weight on the one hand and on the other hand, the viewfinder can be adapted to any requirement in a flash.
Comparing all viewfinder models
The comprehensive range of SEACAM viewfinders covers a wide range of requirements, conditions and applications. Here we’d like to show you our product selection:
The S45° SPORTSFINDER with a comfortable 45° view has been an innovative development in underwater photography. The viewfinder is unrivaled in terms of sharpness and size and, due to its design, gives you an invaluable advantage, not only for macro shots. Environmentally friendly shots close to the ground are only possible with the 45° viewfinder angled upwards. But half-and-half recordings on the surface or from the swimming position are also easy to do. Four locking positions on the housing allow for a quick change from landscape to portrait format over and under water, which is also a big bonus in terms of easy handling.
In general, most photographers will have a good time with the S10 SPORTSFINDER. The 10° viewing angle allows perfect control of the viewfinder image, enables quick action photos and, thanks to the slightly tilted viewing angle, makes shooting objects close to the ground especially easy. To switch from landscape to portrait format, the S10 SPORTSFINDER can also be rotated forward and back by 45° – in and out of the water.
The S180 SPORTSFINDER has a straight design and is bright and brilliant as always. With its straight perspective, this viewfinder is ideal for quick and precise aiming. Its construction allows it to be positioned almost in the optical axis of the camera, making it easier to work in both portrait and landscape format. It easily handles fast-swimming objects, large fish, but also diving shots and portraits.
The alternative: G PRO Viewfinder
The smallest viewfinder in the program has a precisely adjusted Galilei optic with a brilliant perspective. The G‑PRO VIEWFINDER reduces the camera image a bit, but shows the entire field of view and the complete camera data despite the diving mask. Due to the particularly small design, it is ideal for following bigger animals or for fast-paced shots for filmmakers.
The right viewfinder will make your work under water so much easier. Despite the ergonomic factor and the easy handling and mounting, SEACAM viewfinders show you a clear, up to 3x enlarged viewfinder image through the diving mask and aid immensely in your image composition. You design your shot perfectly, set the sharpness just right and then press the shutter at exactly the right moment.
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