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    Monocular viewer for Wista 45N?

    Hi,

    I recently purchased a Fotodiox folding monocular viewfinder for my Wista 45VX. As it turns out, the camera is actually not a VX. It is a 45N model, which has different hinges on the back and won't fit the viewfinder I purchased. To make matters worse, the manufacturer doesn't support the 45N model (only the VS, RF, and SP). So, I'm wonderingódoes anyone know of a viewfinder that specifically fits this model, or is there a way to swap the Graflok back for one that will accept the viewfinder I already have? I don't like shooting with a dark cloth, so I'm hoping there's a solution.


    Thanks

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    Re: Wista 45N viewfinder?

    In the long run, would it make the most sense to put your 45 N up for sale and buy a VX?

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    Re: Monocular viewer for Wista 45N?

    I've edited the title for clarity, as I think many will interpret "Wista viewfinder" as an optical finder that you slip into the accessory shoe.

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    Re: Monocular viewer for Wista 45N?

    Please show some photos of:
    a. the camera's front standard
    b. the back and top
    c. the back with the hood flipped down

    I can help you determine what exactly you might need.

    Kumar

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    Re: Monocular viewer for Wista 45N?

    Hi,

    Here a few shots of the camera. You can see how the pins on the viewer aren't long enough to snap into place....

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    Re: Monocular viewer for Wista 45N?

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    Re: Monocular viewer for Wista 45N?

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    Re: Monocular viewer for Wista 45N?

    Here's another of the back...

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    Re: Monocular viewer for Wista 45N?

    The viewer you have is for the later model backs. For example, it will fit the VX. The one I listed here will work:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...-Reflex-Viewer

    Kumar

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