Manufactured by Alan Gordon Enterprises, the Mark Vb Director’s Viewfinder is the latest version of the Academy Award-winning Mark V and continues to be the choice of Film and Video makers worldwide. The Mark Vb has all the features of the Mark V plus new markings on the Aspect Ratio ring, making it easier to read for both film and video use. We also eliminated the 1/2 ” video window and replaced it with the current video chip standard of 2/3.” Film sizes and video formats are color-coded for quick reading.
Super 35 sensors
The Mark Vb Directors viewfinder will give you readings for a number of digital sensors within 10% of a given lens focal length. To achieve this, set the aspect ratio ring to 16X9 and read the 35mm window. The finder is now set for Super 35 and this setting is also true for the following digital camera sensors: Arri Alexa, Sony F35 PL, Sony F65, Red Epic-X, Red Scarlet, Red One, Canon 7D, and the Phantom HD Gold.
12:1 Zoom Ratio Ring
Smooth zooming from wide angle to telephoto. Focal lengths are viewed in windows located on the barrel of the viewfinder. The zoom range for the various formats is as follows:
- 16mm film: 8.5-100mm
- Super 16 film: 10.5-125mm
- 35mm film: 18-200mm
- 35 Anamorphic film: 35-420mm
- 2/3″ video: 8.5-75mm
Adjustable Aspect Ratio Ring
You may adjust the viewfinder to the aspect ratio that is appropriate for you film or video application. Available aspect ratios are: 1.33:1 standard TV, 16×9 HDTV, 1.85:1 standard 35mm ratio and 2.40:1 anamorphic wide screen, also known as Panavision or Cinemascope.
6 Glass Elements
Produce the sharpest image possible.
Film sizes and video formats are color-coded for quick reading.
Adjustable Focusing Ring & Rubber Eyecup
The eyepiece focusing ring can be adjusted to sharpen the image at any given setting, much like the viewfinder adjustment on your camera. The collapsed rubber eyecup prevents scratching your glasses.