When shooting at awkward angles, or in a low-down position, looking through a viewfinder can be difficult. And if your LCD is being affected by glare from bright sunlight, preventing you from seeing the Live View function, then you’re really going to struggle. Enter the Seagull Right Angle Viewfinder...
Peering down the sight, the Seagull Right Angle Viewfinder displays a crisp, bright image. Inside are 9 elements in 8 groups, including a high-quality glass roof prism that ensures the image is always ‘correct’, rather than laterally reversed. Once attached, the ‘finder is capable of performing a full 360º rotation, for viewing in any direction and it comes with a variety of eyepiece fittings designed to fit a range of camera makes – including Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Leica.
Simply locate and attach the relevant eyepiece fitting to the Seagull Right Angle Viewfinder, remove your camera’s eyepiece cover and clip the new right angle finder in its place. Once securely fastened, focus can be adjusted to suit user vision by twisting the dioptric correction ring, located directly underneath the rubber eyepiece. For critical focusing, there’s also the option of switching over to an increased x3.25 magnification, allowing you to view much closer than a standard viewfinder to ensure pin-sharp results.
The Seagull Right Angle Viewfinder is available for £99.95. For more details see the supplier’s website.
If you’re an avid macro photographer and often find it difficult to see through your standard viewfinder due to awkward positioning, the Seagull Right Angle Viewfinder is ideal. With its crystal clear image, sound build quality and excellent value of money, you’ll find it hard to go wrong with this setup.
- Street price: £30 (As of July 2016)
This review was first published in the October 2011 issue of Digital Photo - download back issues here.