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Gregg Goodwin
F900/3 Color Viewfinder
on Mar 1, 2009 at 9:15:20 pm

I own a F900/3 with the Sony color viewfinder. The viewfinder is great, but the rotation is loose and I can't figure out how to tighten it up. When it is in the standard viewing position it tends to drift downwards and I have to constantly re-adjust it up to my eye. I have taken the mount apart to try to fix it but have not been able to find anywhere to adjust the resistance. Has anyone else experienced this?


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Steve Wargo
Re: F900/3 Color Viewfinder
on Mar 10, 2009 at 7:20:31 am

There are a couple spring clips that need to be bent a bit. If you can't get a tech to fix it, I can do it for you. Lemeno.



Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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Gregg Goodwin
Re: F900/3 Color Viewfinder
on Mar 11, 2009 at 7:55:15 pm

Thanks for the reply. are those clips inside the round ring that attaches to the viewfinder, the one that the viewfinder cable runs thru?

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Steve Wargo
Re: F900/3 Color Viewfinder
on Mar 12, 2009 at 7:08:11 am

I have no idea whatsoever. I just rip stuff apart and put it back together. My father used to mug me for that. I'm in my 52nd year of that behavior. I know that I ripped a Schwinn apart when I was 8.

Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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Curt Pair
Re: F900/3 Color Viewfinder
on May 11, 2009 at 11:29:46 pm

Hey Gregg,

If that DOESN'T work... VF gadgets and even BAND PRO in LA sell different locking mechanisms for viewfinders.

I had the same problem with my F900("/2" then made into a "/3"). I tried all sorts of stuff... I got so fed up with it... I bought a NEW bracket!

I no longer have that camera... I still have the bracket though! I just put it on an F800! It LOCKS on BOTH sides too! That's the sweet part!

Call James Lee at 16 X 9 Inc in LA, or Nir Reeches at Band Pro in LA (they are in the same building!) Tell them you are a buddy of mine (cuz you are!) and they'll give you a great price... Should be less than $300!

Call me if you want, we can discuss further!

Curt Pair
Picture This Productions
Sony ICE Team
F900/F800/F350/PDW700/EX1/EX3/D790/D600
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 HD/Matrox
Phoenix, AZ


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Gregg Goodwin
Re: F900/3 Color Viewfinder
on May 14, 2009 at 9:48:35 pm

Thanks for the info, Curt. I looked on their websites but couldn't find it, I'll give them a call. Keep up the good work!

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