My Rolleiflex 2.8 F model with a custom 5x bronica chimney finder. As you guys may know the Rollei chimney finder is extremely rare for TLRs.
I love the waist level finder. It’s light weight and the 3.5X magnification let’s one see the complete image area. I need a 1.5+ diopters for the waist level and before Rolleiflex.us, diopters were impossible to find. All of the chimney finders seem to have adjustable diopter strengths built in.
On the downside, the Bronica Chimney is a bit heavy, but it’s much better quality( build and optics) than any of the Hasselblad chimneys I’ve used. Believe it or not, Bronica made very good gear!
I used the bottom of an old Rolleiflex prism that was badly separated for the adapter. The bronica 5x chimey sits in there perfectly, but because of this strong magnification crops into the top of the image. I don’t know exactly how much, but at it’s closest focus distance it’s about the same as the paralax compensation markers under the screen.
This finder and my Hasselbald with baierfoto adapter are going on ebay this week because I’ve since been able to find the exact diopters I need.
One of the great things about the chimneys is that they flag more light when using the on a sunny day and it’s helps keep dust off your expensive Maxwell focus screen.