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Photographer Captures Landscapes in the Viewfinder of a 35mm SLR

Photographer Oliver Hihn thinks its a shame that so many old cameras sit around on shelves and slowly gather dust, so he decided to take his dad's old Elbaflex VX 1000 35mm SLR out on a hike. Instead of shooting film photos, he decided to photograph landscapes framed in the waist-level viewfinder of the camera.

8 Classic Viewfinder Designs in Vintage Cameras

What’s in a viewfinder? The view within a viewfinder has always been an opportunity to display additional information to the user. In this post, we'll take a quick look at 8 film SLR and rangefinder camera viewfinders.

Nikon D5 Has a Big Removable Eyepiece and a Built-In Viewfinder Shutter

When the first Nikon D5 photos leaked out earlier this week, sharp-eyed commenters noticed that the viewfinder appears to have little release buttons on the side, suggesting that the camera will have a larger interchangeable viewfinder piece.

Those observations were spot on: newly leaked photos show that the upcoming Nikon D5 does have a large eyepiece that can be easily removed by pushing the buttons in and sliding the piece off.

Canon Patents a Loupe Viewfinder That Flips Over the LCD Screen

LCD screens on the backs of cameras have higher and higher resolutions these days, and since the size isn't usually increasing, we're seeing more pixel density. It appears that Canon has been thinking about creative uses of these high-res displays: a recently published patent shows a Canon digital camera with a loupe-style viewfinder that swings down onto the LCD to use a portion of the large display as the smaller electronic viewfinder.

Here’s a Love Story Told Through the Viewfinder of a Hasselblad 501C

After seeing the Paris through a Pentax video we published back in August 2014, filmmaker Keith Tedesco was inspired to turn the concept into a creative short film.

What resulted was "Him & Her," the 6-minute short film above that tells a love story through the viewfinder of a Hasselblad 501C medium format camera.

Panasonic Patents Optical Viewfinder for Mirrorless Cameras that Could Communicate with Your Lens

Panasonic might have found the last piece of the puzzle keeping many DSLR users from switching over to mirrorless cameras.

The above image is taken from a patent that diagrams the basics behind adding an optical viewfinder to mirrorless cameras. Even more interesting, the viewfinder would be able to change focal length when synced with any Micro Four Thirds lens.

Stunning Video of Paris Captured Through the Viewfinder of an Old Pentax 67

If this video doesn't make you want to go out and buy a Pentax 67, nothing will. Paris is beautiful enough as-is, but there's something about exploring it through the viewfinder of a classic medium format camera that will tug at your photographic heartstrings and have you nostalgic for the good ol' days.

Gorigit iPhone Case Lets You Attach Your GoPro to your Smartphone for Point and Shoot Style Convenience

There are few gadgets as impressive and versatile as the GoPro. Small, lightweight, and capable, it packs a fairly mean punch into a very portable package. But small as the device is, there’s one notable thing missing: a viewfinder or LCD screen of some sort.

Fortunately, GoPro was wise enough allow you to use your smartphone as a live view for your camera, and now that feature is being taken to a more practical level by a new iPhone case/GoPro mount hybrid called Gorigit.

Behold Lux: The 100% Do it Yourself, 3D-Printed Medium-Format Camera

"Do-it-yourself" can mean a lot of things, but for camera dweebs, it's usually entailed some degree of scavenging and recycling parts from factory-made cameras. Grad student and specialty camera builder Kevin Kadooka understands the ease and accessibility of the practice but doesn't think it's sustainable -- eventually we'll run out of old cameras to cannibalize.

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Viewfinder App Helps You Organize, Find, and Share Photos on Your iPhone

Chances are that over time you've accumulated a good amount of photos on that iPhone of yours, and that makes it rather difficult to find that image from that one time your auntie fell in the swimming pool after one too many cocktails.

Using the metadata attached to each of those images, though, a relatively new app called Viewfinder aims to making organizing, finding and sharing your images, well, easier.

Nikon Patents a Large Hybrid Viewfinder for Compact Cameras

Electronic viewfinders have become all the rage as of late through the rise of the mirrorless camera, but many photographers still prefer optical viewfinders due to certain weaknesses of EVFs. One major drawback is the fact that the scene is often laggy, especially in low-light situations, making it difficult to track a moving subject.

Nikon is apparently trying to combine the best of the OVF and EVF worlds by developing a new giant viewfinder that's see-through.