The optical-viewfinder package includes three modules: Large Format, Full Frame and Super 35.
Lindsey Optics has introduced the Large Format Viewfinder to provide optical through-the-lens viewing. It supports a range of formats from Super 35 to Arri Alexa 65.
“We created the LF Viewfinder for filmmakers who prefer to test a ‘look’ by viewing directly through the actual lens instead of [via] electronic means like monitors or digital tools,” says Lindsey Optics CEO Dwight Lindsey. “It also meets the need for format diversity.”
At the heart of the LF Viewfinder design are interchangeable modules for quick, tool-free format changes. With a push of a button, each module slips in and out of the LF barrel and securely nests in place. The package includes three modules: Large Format (Arri Alexa 65 and Red Monstro 8K), Full Frame (Sony Venice) and Super 35.
The LF is designed for intuitive and comfortable balance regardless of changing loads. The contoured, oak handle offers a firm and comfortable grip, while the handle-pivot knob activates rosette adjustment. An included handle extension with dovetail slide facilitates center-of-gravity refinement. An adjustable Kipp arm secures the handle extension to the viewfinder.
The viewfinder features an LPL lens mount and includes an LPL-to-PL adapter. The eyepiece provides diopter adjustment from -4 to +4. There are 1/4-20-attachment points at the base of the viewfinder, base of the handle extension and handle base.
The LF Viewfinder lists for $10,000 and ships complete with the three modules, three ground glasses, oak handle and handle extension, all in a fitted carrying case.