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Mark V-B The Director's Viewfinder

  • Filmtools #: 3702
  • • Mfr #: 1000-01
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The Mark VB Director's Viewfinder is used to set up shots in 35mm, 16mm, 1/2", 2/3" and Super 16 video formats.

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Mark V-B The 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.

Winner of a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

With a 12:1 zoom ratio, the Mark Vb Director's Viewfinder is an essential tool for today's professional filmmaker.

Setting up shots using the 16mm and 35mm direct-reading windows gives you a wide range of film and video formats including 1/2", 2/3" and Super 16.

The aspect ratio ring is calibrated for film and video ratios 1.33:1 (4x3), 1.66:1, 16 x 9 (Digital HD), 1.85:1 and 2.40:1 (Anamorphic).

12:1 Zoom Ratio Ring

Adjustable Aspect Ratio Ring

You may adjust the viewfinder to the aspect ratio that is appropriate for you film or video application. The standard theatrical 35mm, 16mm and video aspect ratio is 1:33:1. Other ratios calibrated on this ring are: 1.66:1, the European standard, 1.85:1, a non-amorphic wide screen ratio and 2.40:1, anamorphic wide screen, also known as Panavision or Cinemascope. A setting is also provided for 16 x 9, the aspect ratio generally accepted as wide screen for HDTV.

6 Glass Elements produce the sharpest image possible. Film sizes and video formats are color-coded for quick reading. 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.

The Mark Vb features 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

  • 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 allows coverage as wide as 10mm for 35mm film. It produces a similar effect on other film sizes and video formats.

58mm Protective Lens Cap protects your lens from dirt and scratches.

Belt Holster Case comes complete with belt loop and a hook and loop fastener cap. Black, heavy-duty, made-made material with padding.
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