The Nikon 6X focusing finder DW-2 provides precise focusing and right-angle viewing for F2 users, along with the advantages of a distortion-free image and higher magnification covering the entire field; thus, the DW-2 proves invaluable for application such as photomicrography, close-ups or other situations where critical focusing is required.
Critical focusing of the aerial image is performed with the DW-2 via the parallax focusing technique. the photographer focuses his or her eye with the cross-hair on the clear screen, etc. (the Type C and M screens prove excellent for this) and then focuses object image via the camera lens or by means of bellows as normal; then, to verify critical focusing, the photographer shifts his eye (either right/left or up/down) and, if image shift is noted, re-adjusts the image focus until the image does not shift from the crossline. The DW-2 is also provided with an adjustment mechanism permitting continuous eyesight correction of from +3 to –5 dioptres; the index dot and reference line permit alignment for the standard -1 dioptre setting (i.e. the image appears as though viewed at a distance of 1m) as most comfortable for viewing. Note that this finder can also be used with Nikon F camera bodies; simply remove the screws securing the finder nameplate in place, slip off the nameplate and mount the finder on the camera in the normal way.
- Finder coverage: Virtually 100% of image recorded on film
- Visual image magnification: 1.2 (50mm lens stand at set to infinity focus): finder provided with +3 ~ -5 dioptre adjustment range I-relief distance 16 to 19 mm
- Dimensions: 52mm (W) x 54mm (D) x 65mm (H)
- Weight: 230g