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    ViewFinder app for Android

    When I moved from MF to 4x5, I really missed the possibility of moving around looking at the ground glass of the camera to find the perfect framing. To make thing worst, not having a fresnel, I couldn't see the entire picture clearly and made my composition making painful. I had seen many LF users taking test shots with a compact camera in the past. I taught, why not take them with the correct field of view. Always carrying my phone around, I decided to write an application that would help me compose my pictures. Then was born my ViewFinder app.

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    I'm using this one, and I like it a lot!

    While we're at it (you knew this was coming): how about an option to see the image inverted as on the GG?

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    Re: ViewFinder app for Android

    I'm glad you guys like it. I never really though about inverting the image, but I can look at it. Would you like to save the picture inverted or see the frame lines with the image inverted or both ?

    Jeff

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    I couldn't tell from the site. What 4x5 FL lenses are simulated. How wide?
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    Re: ViewFinder app for Android

    As for me, I don't really care about saving the picture: I just use the app to frame it and decide what lens to use, so frame lines with the image inverted is fine by me. I think seeing the saved picture inverted is easy enough: in settings-display, disable auto rotation of the screen; at least, it works for picture viewed in the gallery ..

    BTW, to be correct, the picture should be inverted both ways: upside-down and left-right ... but it should be an option of course

    Stefan.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfdupuis View Post
    I'm glad you guys like it. I never really though about inverting the image, but I can look at it. Would you like to save the picture inverted or see the frame lines with the image inverted or both ?

    Jeff

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    Re: ViewFinder app for Android

    You can add lenses FL and film sizes at will, there's no limit I've found until now. I added all my lenses for 4x5 and 5x7; next will be 8x10 and 120 film. You can choose what color the frame should display in, and which frames should be shown together.

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    I couldn't tell from the site. What 4x5 FL lenses are simulated. How wide?

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    but wouldn't wide lenses be limited by the width of the phone camera lens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    but wouldn't wide lenses be limited by the width of the phone camera lens?
    Yes, that's indeed a limitation. What's outside of the max width of the camera but still in the frame, is black.

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    Re: ViewFinder app for Android

    and how does that widest FOV width relate say to 4x5?
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