Nikon F5 Waist Level View Finder?

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incrediblehark Regular Member • Posts: 393
Nikon F5 Waist Level View Finder?

Hello,

I'm trying to decide if buying a WLF (DW-30) for my F5 is worth it or not.  I use my F5 for street, portrait and landscape photography.  I've noticed on a few occasions the AF on newer lenses like my 14-24G isn't perfect in low light landscapes, and it's too dim to manual focus critically through the viewfinder without magnification.  I have a split screen (Type L) in my F5 for use with my 24PCE and other manual focus lenses.  I'm thinking the DW-30 would enlarge the prism enough that I could actually use it between 14-18mm on some of my lenses, it's way too small otherwise. My medium format cameras are much easier in this respect.

Does anyone have experience with the F5 WLF for critical focusing during landscapes?  I would imagine all the Nikon WLF users would have the same experience so your comments are valuable as well.

Cheers,

-Adam

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