At NAB 2022, Lindsey Optics was showing its Large Format Optical Directors Viewfinders. These Viewfinders provide full optical lens viewing through cine lenses for a range of formats including Super-35, Full Frame, Red Monstro 8K, and ARRI Alexa 65.
The LF Directors Viewfinder has interchangeable modules for quick tool-free format changes. Available modules include Large Format (ARRI Alexa 65) VistaVision (RED Monstro 8K), Full Frame (Sony Venice) and Super 35. Ground Glasses attach magnetically to the format modules. Ground glasses are marked using the included Ground Glass Marking Kit
Equipped with an LPL lens mount, each LF Directors Viewfinder is shipped with an LPL to PL adapter. The NATO Rails on the Directors Viewfinder body and on the handle extension provide balance adjustment for use with heavy lenses
The LF Directors Viewfinder is sold in sets:
SET 1 – Includes the Full Frame Module
SET 2 – Includes the Full Frame Module and Super-35 Module
SET 3 – Includes the Full Frame Module and VistaVision Module
Set 4 – Includes Super 35, Full Frame and VistaVision Modules
Price & Availability
The Lindsey Optics Large Format Optical Directors Viewfinders are a niche product and they are being targeted at a very specific audience.
They are now available for the following prices:
- Large Format Directors Viewfinder Set with Full Frame Module $10,500 USD
- Large Format Directors Viewfinder Set with Full Frame Module and Super-35 Module $11,000 USD
- Large Format Directors Viewfinder Set with Full Frame Module and VistaVision Module $11,500 USD
- Large Format Directors Viewfinder Set with Super-35, Full Frame and VistaVision modules $12,000 USD