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Bronica ETR / ETR-si
Waist Level Finder
issues to be resolved:
1. The button.
I can't entirely make out the shape, size and detail of the base
of the button in the center.
2. What is the shape of the
I know they curve in at the ends, but how much? I've made the
curve shorter in the Beta 0.2 version, because in the reference pic's
I've been looking at it didn't look as pronounced as it in the Beta 0.1
version... I don't know, it may just be me :) It's hard to
tell from the pic's I've been able to get so this is a real guess here.
3. What are the alternatives
to buying the real hood?
Building your own hood is definitely cheaper
then buying the hood, but if you want it to open like the real hood,
that 's a bit of a challenge! While I imagine building a replica
hood is no big deal for the experienced scratch builder, I'm not sure
how hard this would be for the novice... the pieces are simple enough,
it the hinging and the springs which may be tough.
3. Options in mounting the
Bronica ETR / ETR-si Waist Level Finder
The hood waist lever finder is mounted on a plastic base that is meant
to a Bronica Camera, but on the prop version use in the film it is
removed from the base, or at very least the base is sanded down.
So, if your going to build the thing exactly like the screen version,
you'll need to disassemble the finder. In order to do that you
have to remove the leather like vinyl on the top to expose the four
mounting screws you need to remove before you can remove the rest of the
screws that hold down the base... If you're comfortable with that then
no big deal
a couple reasons to not completely remove or mangle the the base:
1. As it
sits on the hero prop version, the hood looks horrid... there
are big gaps and it would look crappy if you tried to light the
inside. It looks way better in the base.
2. If you like me, there's a good chance you'll stretch or tear the
vinyl piece of the hood when you remove it during disassembly.
3. The hood's aren't Cheap! they go for about $100 new and
typically anywhere between that and $50 used.
4. If you at least save the base unmodified, it's possible to salvage
the hood from your old version for use on a new/different version.
choice is yours...