Minolta Magnifier V vs VN

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Siddhartha Jain, Apr 14, 2005.

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

    Thanks,

    Siddhartha
     
    Siddhartha Jain, Apr 14, 2005
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  2. Siddhartha Jain

    Alan Browne Guest

    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, Apr 14, 2005
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  3. 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
     
    Siddhartha Jain, Apr 14, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Siddhartha Jain wrote:

    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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    Alan Browne, Apr 14, 2005
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