My Ansco Rediflex viewfinder arrived in the mail yesterday. Soon as I opened it, I started on my dark box contraption, to marry the viewfinder to my DSLR (thus cutting out the excess light between the two cameras and the final image.
There’s many different designs I have seen and heard about for this contraption, but I simply used the box the camera arrived in. Measured and cut it to size, Joined with thick duct tape, reinforced on both inside and outside. I used my DSLR lens cap to size the hole at the top of the box (for dslr to sit in), and then measured the rectangle needed for the viewfinder lens to show through. I added a flap at the bottom that I would be able to open and close, to give a bit of extra support to the base of the contraption, and allow me to walk around with it.
Then I covered the entire outside with black contact paper. Mainly to look a less like an old box held together with duct tape, but also to cut out light coming through the corners :)
And this is what it all looked like in the end:
and this is my first creation, completed last night. Lots of confusion with movement and alignment, a sore neck and arm, and a lot of swearing later, I finally worked out what I was doing haha.
Really looking forward to this weekend and taking this whole lot of fun out on the streets with me :)