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Subject:Well, nobody can say I didn't warn them...
Time:05:56 pm
With two hours 40 20 minutes to go the Sigma lens is up to £20 £22 £35.60 and watched by 31 people despite the facts that

a: It won't work properly on most Canons without modification
b: I haven't been able to test it properly because of (a)
c: I've spelled this out in considerable detail and
d: I'm not offering any warranty because of a-c

I can only assume that somewhere out there is at least one person with a REALLY early Eos camera, and/or someone who modifies these lenses for compatibility with modern bodies.

later - final price was £62 + P&P!

Reminds me to ask - prior to going digital, did Canon have any Eos body equivalent to the old F1, e.g. with interchangeable viewfinders? I really can't remember one, which seems a little odd.
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history_monk
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Time:2016-05-10 08:47 pm (UTC)
There doesn't seem to have been an EOS with interchangeable viewfinders. They have all been autofocus, and I suspect integrating that with interchangeable viewfinders might be hard. The Nikon professional DSLRs also lack interchangeable viewfinders.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-05-11 12:20 am (UTC)
Shame - when I was doing a lot of photomicroscopy I used my old F1 with a big sports finder, rotated round so that it was used horizontally while the microscope was looking vertically downwards - much better than a waist level finder because it was set up for use close to the eye. These days you either need a detachable/rotating viewfinder screen, which admittedly some cameras have but they aren't exactly cheap, or one of those horrible little periscope gizmos.

Picture of the sports finder (unfortunately very small) in its eye level position:

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