The Mark Vb Director's Viewfinder
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The Mark Vb Director's Viewfinder accurately defines choice of lenses, angles and coverage in a wide variety of formats for both film and video. It enables filmmakers to communicate their visions to each other quickly and with complete accuracy, allowing the time saved to be used on the art of filmmaking.
Manufactured by Alan Gordon Enterprises, the Mark Vb is the latest version of the Academy Award Winning Mark V and continues to be the choice of Film and Video makers worldwide. The Mark Vb has all the features of the Mark V plus new markings on the Aspect Ratio ring, making it easer to read for both film and video use. We also eliminated the 1/2 " video window and replaced it with the current video chip standard of 2/3." Film sizes and video formats are color-coded for quick reading.
Super 35 sensors
The Mark Vb Directors viewfinder will give you readings for a number of digital sensors within 10% of a given lens focal length. To achieve this, set the aspect ratio ring to 16X9 and read the 35mm window. The finder is now set for Super 35 and this setting is also true for the following digital camera sensors: Arri Alexa, Sony F35 PL, Sony F65, Red Epic-X, Red Scarlet, Red One, Canon 7D, and the Phantom HD Gold.
12:1 Zoom Ratio Ring
Smooth zooming from wide angle to telephoto. Focal lengths are viewed in windows located on the barrel of the viewfinder. The zoom range for the various formats is as follows:
- 16mm film: 8.5-100mm
- Super 16 film: 10.5-125mm
- 35mm film: 18-200mm
- 35 Anamorphic film: 35-420mm
- 2/3" video: 8.5-75mm
Adjustable Aspect Ratio Ring
You may adjust the viewfinder to the aspect ratio that is appropriate for you film or video application. Available aspect ratios are: 1.33:1 standard TV, 16x9 HDTV, 1.85:1 standard 35mm ratio and 2.40:1 anamorphic wide screen, also known as Panavision or Cinemascope.
6 Glass Elements
Produce the sharpest image possible.
Film sizes and video formats are color-coded for quick reading.
Adjustable Focusing Ring & Rubber Eyecup
The eyepiece focusing ring can be adjusted to sharpen the image at any given setting, much like the viewfinder adjustment on your camera. The collapsed rubber eyecup prevents scratching your glasses.
- Weight: 14.5 oz. ( 0.4 kg)
- Length: 4-5/16" (125mm)
- Front lens diameter: 2-1/4" (58mm)
- 6 optical coated glass elements
- Black, anodized exterior finish
- Chrome trim
Wide Angle Attachment - $125.00
To extend the wide angle readings of the Viewfinder. The Mark V Wide Angle Attachment is especially designed and manufactured for use with the Mark V and Mark Vb Director’s Viewfinders. The combination of the attachment and the Viewfinder, will provide added wide angle range.
- 16mm cinematography, the field will be the same as a 5.5mm lens.
- Super 16mm, the field overview will be that of a 6mm lens.
- 35mm cinematography, the field will be that of a 10mm lens.
- 35mm anamorphic cinematography, field will be that of a 20mm lens.
- 2/3” video, the field will be that of a 5mm lens.
- 1/2” video, the field will be that of a 3.5mm lens.
Belt Holster Case - $29.95
Belt holster case comes complete with belt loop and a velcro fastener cap. Black, heavy-duty, man-made material with padding.
Replacement Rubber Eyecup - $5.50
The collapsed rubber eyecup prevents scratching your glasses.
Replacement Lens Cap - $6.99
Protective Lens Cap protects your lens from dirt and scratches.
You can have a name specially engraved on the body shell of the Mark Vb. We charge $45 for the disassembly and re-assembly of the viewfinder. The engraving itself is has $45 minimum. Each letter character is $2.50 each.
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