Lindsey Optics Large Format Optical Viewfinder: A Deep Dive

Lindsey Optics Large Format Optical Viewfinder: A Deep Dive

Lindsey Optics Large Format Optical Viewfinder: A Deep Dive

Lindsey Optics introduced the Large Format Viewfinder (LF) to provide optical, through-the-lens viewing. The Viewfinder supports a large range of formats, from Full Frame to Super 35.

Lindsey Optics created the Viewfinder for filmmakers who were looking to test a particular look. The Viewfinder allows filmmakers to view directly through the actual lens, instead of by using electronic means such as monitors/digital tools. This gives filmmakers a more authentic look at a scene. 


The Lindsey Optics Large Format Viewfinder offers an interchangeable module, allowing tool-free format changes. With the simple push of a button, each model can easily slip in and out of the LF barrel, nesting securely in place with ease.

Included in the product offering are 3 modules:

  • Large format (ARRI, Alexa, RED, Monstro, 8K)
  • Full frame (Sony Venice)
  • Super 35

The Lindsey Optics Viewfinder features an LPL lens mount and includes an LPL to Pl adapter. The eyepiece provides diopter adjustment from -4 to +4. There are ¼ – 20 attachment points at the base of the viewfinder, the base of the handle extension and at the oak handle base. If needed, the handle extension and the accompanying dovetail slide facilitate the refinement of the centre of gravity. 

The Lindsey Optics Viewfinder enables intuitive and comfortable balance, regardless of the user changing loads. The Viewfinder comes with an ergonomic, oak handle which offers a firm and comfortable grip. The handle pivot knob helps to activate rosette adjustment and the adjustable Kipp arm secures the handle to the Viewfinder. 

Looking to hire the Lindsey Optics Viewfinder? We can help! We rent out the Lindsey Optics Viewfinder complete with the 3 modules, 3 ground glasses, the oak handle and the handle extension, all fitted neatly into a handy case. Get in touch if you would like to find out more about this product.

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