Minolta Magnifier V vs VN

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Whats the difference between the two? Does the "V" fit Maxxum
viewfinders?

Thanks,

Siddhartha
 
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Siddhartha Jain wrote:

> Whats the difference between the two? Does the "V" fit Maxxum
> viewfinders?

I don't know much about the V. But a google search finds it mentioned
most often in context with older equipment. Since (below) the VN is
supposed to work with both X-series and Maxxum, there is a good chance
that the V will fit a Maxxum body. But do ask before you buy or get a
return guarantee.

The VN, per the B&H website says:

"Konica Minolta VN Anglefinder with Case for Maxxum & X-series Cameras
(not for 2xi, 3xi, SPxi)"

I have the VN and it is a great tool for all kinds of work from wide
angle near the ground and looking up, to macro, to... even for some
studio work it helps avoid the crouches and crunches.

Cheers,
Alan.


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Alan Browne wrote:
> I don't know much about the V. But a google search finds it
mentioned
> most often in context with older equipment. Since (below) the VN is
> supposed to work with both X-series and Maxxum, there is a good
chance
> that the V will fit a Maxxum body. But do ask before you buy or get
a
> return guarantee.
>

Thanks for the info Alan. I found something more. "V" isn't hinged
whereas "Vn" is hinged allowing it to be flipped out of the way once
you are done focussing.

- Siddhartha
 
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Siddhartha Jain wrote:


> Thanks for the info Alan. I found something more. "V" isn't hinged
> whereas "Vn" is hinged allowing it to be flipped out of the way once
> you are done focussing.

It flips to the sides such that you can use it in awkward situations
such as photographing a table top subject with the camera high... you
can stand beside the camera and not have to get above it... or shooting
upwards in portrait orientation from a low angle... etc.

Cheers,
Alan.


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