Digital Camera View Finder Mask

While digging through my server for family images, I ran across some camera masks I designed a few years back.  I used to print these out on acetate, the material used for over head projectors, on my laser jet or ink jet printer.  I then would cut them out, and very carefully, using some clear tape, tweezers, and a pencil eraser adhere them to the bottom of the ground glass in our 35mm DSLR’s.  It took a lot of trial and error, in both creating the correct head size in the mask, and then placing the mask inside of the camera.

Some of today’s camera’s have external LCD’s that permit live viewing, without using the view finder.  That makes it very simple for placing the mask over the back of the camera.

Here is a download of those masks in the form of a PhotoShop psd file.  I can’t help you size them, but please feel free to use them as a starting point.  It’ll save you a few steps in trial and error.  It worked for me and after a few, it wasn’t too hard to do.  Please be careful when placing these on your ground glass.  Please use at your own risk, I will not be held responsible for any damage to your camera for this idea.

If you are weak at heart and need a camera mask, send your camera to croplines.  They will etch your ground glass for you.


Image Mask Using CropLines

Image Mask Using CropLines


3 Responses to Digital Camera View Finder Mask

  1. ricky says:

    wwwwwwoooooooooowww..thanks for info..

  2. Great post. this is what I looking for, thanks

  3. Michael Hoo says:

    Hey there, thanks for the info

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