This is a great tool for those shots where you want to get down low. Macro work and landscape/waterscape shots near the ground are so much easier with the angle finder on than without. I have also used it when doing portrait work to get a more flattering angle without having to kneel or stoop over the whole time.
Now for the negative. It fogs up much easier than the normal eyepiece, which makes seeing anything a challenge under some conditions. And the big one for me, especially with macro work, you loose some light when using the angle finder. So if you are already working in a low-light situation, this only makes matters worse.
But in well-lit conditions where fogging is not an issue and you want to shoot low, this is an amazing accessory, thus the 4 out of 5 stars.
This tool transforms my DRebel XT's tiny little viewfinder into a usable one.
At it's 1.25x setting it shows a clear picture with 100% coverage of what the viewfinder shows. At 2.5x, the coverage is much less but that setting is very handy for very critical manual focussing jobs.
Remember to set your camera's diopter to it's default factory setting. Otherwise, flipping the angle finder between 1.25x and 2.5x magnification requires re-adjustment of the finder's diopter.
Another big advantage of this little device is that it gives you the freedom to try exciting angles (hey, they don't call it the Angle Finder for nothing) without breaking your neck.
The only minor downside is the initial learning curve in getting adjusted to the image shown by the finder.
As a wildlife photographer with a stiff back and neck I was looking for an alternative to my skimmer ground pod and whimberly gibled head for low angle shots with my canon 1d mk III /500mm f4 set up. Being able to set up and look down would relieve my back problem and allow for low angle shots. When I first put the angle finder on the mk III it fit ok however the second time it was very loose and i found it difficult to use and lost many good shots of a group of shore birds until i took it off and discovered that the springs were very loose. I pushed them back into place with my finger which improved the fit but any adjustment and the adapter loosened up again. Others have reported this same problem. The optics seem ok. I would recommend this for a static set up but not for any dynamic subject. Note, the box that contained this product is labeled made in china. All of my other canon product boxes say "made in Japan".
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