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Patrick McLoad
Bracket For PMW 350 Viewfinder
on Dec 1, 2010 at 3:55:50 pm

I own a Sony PMW-350K and for all practical purposes, I am very pleased with the camera. However, while using a demo unit, I found that the space between the viewfinder and the lens severely restricted access to the zoom control and the lens rings. I determined I could fix this with a simple bracket to elevate the viewfinder by an inch. I can now quickly access all of these controls as I had on my previous Sony camera with Canon lens.

I figured if I was having these problems, then others were too. I had the bracket duplicated and now offer it on a blog:

http://sonypmw350k.wordpress.com

I wouldn't consider this thread as being spam, but rather, a solution to a design oversight by Sony. Not everyone has the ability or access to a host of necessary tools to make a bracket such as this. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to work a camera lens as quickly as you need to.

Patrick McLoad


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Matthew Romanis
Re: Bracket For PMW 350 Viewfinder
on Dec 1, 2010 at 8:58:38 pm

Hi Patrick,
Nice work.
Can the viewfinder rods retract back fully with the plate in place?
Matthew.



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Patrick McLoad
Re: Bracket For PMW 350 Viewfinder
on Dec 1, 2010 at 11:07:33 pm

Yes, the horizontal adj. tubes do retract fully, and the raised lens-tightening knob does not hit anything, nor does it affect the hot shoe.

Thanks.



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Richard Marsh
Re: Bracket For PMW 350 Viewfinder
on Jun 15, 2011 at 4:14:11 pm

Just saw this comment about the PMW-350 viewfinder clearance problem. The blog you mention is no longer available. Any chance you can email a pic?



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Patrick McLoad
Re: Bracket For PMW 350 Viewfinder
on Jun 15, 2011 at 5:29:30 pm

Yes, I still sell these brackets; guess I should put my blog back up.
Anyway, please send me an e-mail at mcload@gmail.com and I'll send you some pics.

They are 50 bucks each and we usually do this by PayPal.
Everyone who has bought one has had great success.
They also work for the PMW-320K

Regards,
Patrick McLoad



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Patrick McLoad
Re: Bracket For PMW 350 Viewfinder
on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:38:00 pm

I have re-initiated my blog for the Sony PMW-320/350 bracket, and it is here:
http://pmw350.wordpress.com/

Regards,
Patrick McLoad



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Patrick McLoad
Re: Bracket For PMW 350 Viewfinder
on Nov 23, 2011 at 9:29:58 pm

Richard: I don't know if you are still interested in the bracket for the PMW-350, but you can go here for more information:

http://www.dvinfo.net/article/acquisition/sonyxdcam/sony-pmw-350k-viewfinde...

You can reach me at mcload@gmail.com

Patrick McLoad
Houston



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Patrick McLoad
Re: Bracket For PMW 350 Viewfinder
on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:13:10 am

Just wanted to post an update on the PMW-320/350 View Finder Bracket Kit that raises the VF for better access to the lens rings and zoom rocker.

The new blog / website with most current information is at:
http://pmw350.wordpress.com/

Thanks
Patrick McLoad




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