Vb Director Viewfinder
Note the new designation "b"--This is the newest version
of the industry standard view finder of the professionals. You may
adjust the viewfinder to the aspect ratio that is appropriate for
your film or video application. Available aspect ratios are: 1.33:1
standard TV, 16x9 HDTV, 1.85:1 standard 35mm ratio and 2.40:1 anamorphic
wide screen, also known as Panavision or Cinemascope.
12-1 Zoom Range. Focal lengths covered for the various film formats
are: • 16mm film: 8.5-100mm • Super 16 film: 10.5-125mm • 35mm film:
18-200mm • 35 Anamorphic film: 35-420mm • Video 2/3": 8.5-75mm
There are several changes from the old Mark V viewfinder. New markings
on the aspect ratio ring make it easer to read for both film and video
use. However, the 1/2" video window has been replaced with the current
video chip standard of 2/3". Film sizes and video formats are
color-coded for quick reading.
John, I wish the Mark Vb had all the video markings. Is there a simple
work-around for this?
Yes there is. On any viewfinder that has 2/3" but not 1/3"
markings, all you have to do is half the resulting number. If you're
shooting with a 1/3" camera, use the 2/3" setting and just
divide the resulting focal length by two. It's the same thing as having
a 1/3" viewfinder.
Vb Wide Angle Attachment
This wide angle attachment allows coverage as wide as 10mm for
It produces a similar effect on the other film sizes and video
formats as well.
This attachment does not include the Mark Vb viewfinder.
Vb Belt Holster
Belt holster case comes complete with belt loop and a velcro fastener
Black, heavy-duty, man-made material with padding.
Mini Director's Viewfinder
Features 1/3", 1/2" and 2/3" Video formats
When you're on a tight budget and still need a professional viewfinder.
Especially if you're shooting Hi-Def Video, the Mini is for you.
Mini measures 2" x 3" and has an 11x zoom.
It covers film formats of 16, Super 16, 35mm and 35mm anamorphic
plus 1/2," 1/3" and 2/3" video. Film Fomats and Focal Lengths
are: • 35mm: 18 - 200mm • 16mm: 8 - 100m • Super 16mm: 9.5 - 120mm
• 35mm Anamorphic: 35- 400mm • 2/3" Video: 7 - 90mm • 1/2" Video:
5 - 60mm • 1/3" Video: 3.5 - 45mm
Complete with a neck strap, screw-on lens cap and drawstring pouch.
Micro Director's Viewfinder
This inexpensive portable telescoping viewfinder features formats
for both film & video. Aspect ratios for TV, Academy 35, Academy
16, 1.69, 1.77, 2.35 and 2.55. Zoom range at 35mm setting is 18mm
- 200 mm. Front diameter is 2". 2 1/4" long when closed and 3 1/4"
long when extended. This is a perfect viewfinder for the student
or director on a budget. Film Formats Include: 35mm, 16mm, Super
16mm & 35mm Anamorphic. Video Formats Include: 2/3" & 1/2"