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    Default Recording through optical viewfinder

    Hi guys, I have been searching the net to look for a solution: To output whatever is seen through an optical viewfinder.

    I understand that this might be a weird question, given that most cameras have live view or connection interface ports, this should not be an issue. I am referring to a rangefinder/binocular equivalent kind of optical system. I have it mounted onto a system and it would be in an awkward position for a person to view through it, so I am wondering how is it possible to output it to an external display. I have seen quite a few videos on the net that they are able to film what is seen through the optical viewfinder. Is this through tethered shooting or there exist a camera that is able to fit into standard eyepieces?

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    Default Re: Recording through optical viewfinder

    Quote Originally Posted by madnugget View Post
    Hi guys, I have been searching the net to look for a solution: To output whatever is seen through an optical viewfinder.

    I understand that this might be a weird question, given that most cameras have live view or connection interface ports, this should not be an issue. I am referring to a rangefinder/binocular equivalent kind of optical system. I have it mounted onto a system and it would be in an awkward position for a person to view through it, so I am wondering how is it possible to output it to an external display. I have seen quite a few videos on the net that they are able to film what is seen through the optical viewfinder. Is this through tethered shooting or there exist a camera that is able to fit into standard eyepieces?

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    Just use another camera and tape it to the viewfinder... those cheap small spy cams comes to mind. You can find a lot of them in Mustafa or in SLS.

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    Oops, misread his post.

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    Default Re: Recording through optical viewfinder

    Quote Originally Posted by madnugget View Post
    Hi guys, I have been searching the net to look for a solution: To output whatever is seen through an optical viewfinder.

    I understand that this might be a weird question, given that most cameras have live view or connection interface ports, this should not be an issue. I am referring to a rangefinder/binocular equivalent kind of optical system. I have it mounted onto a system and it would be in an awkward position for a person to view through it, so I am wondering how is it possible to output it to an external display. I have seen quite a few videos on the net that they are able to film what is seen through the optical viewfinder. Is this through tethered shooting or there exist a camera that is able to fit into standard eyepieces?

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    Yes. Binocular or telescope adaptors to interface a camera or a webcam are wildly available for such a purpose.

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