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APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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I received one today for my 7D and Im really disappointed with it. I have 20/20 vision and I can see the pixels in the LCD, this makes it really difficult for me to pull crisp focus. I would say I can actually do it much easier looking at the LCD without the viewfinder.

Is this normal? I really hoped the LCDVF would make my LCD bigger, crisper and cleaner yet is seems to be the opposite.

I might add there is no plastic on the LCD and everything is clean.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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You can have 20-20 vision and still be far sighted or near sighted a bit, and this particular viewer has no diopter adjustment.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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I had the same problem with the Z-Finder. Tooooo much magnification. I was looking at pixels not focus. I bought the Hoodman Hoodloupe and it is 1to1 not 3 to 1 like LCDVF and Z-Finder. The Hoodman is less expensive as well.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #4
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I believe the LCDVF is 2:1 magnification.
Hmm, I wear contacts, and I can pull focus just fine.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #5
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If im not mistaken I believe the make 2 versions (3:1 and the 2:1). I like the 2:1 much better. I also pull focus fine.

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Old February 28th, 2011, 02:56 PM   #6
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I use the Zacuto 3-1 ZFinder. Initially, it was a bit confusing to be looking at pixels, but I have become used to it and it's now an invaluable focusing tool.
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Old March 15th, 2011, 12:30 PM   #7
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I received one today for my 7D and Im really disappointed with it. I have 20/20 vision and I can see the pixels in the LCD, this makes it really difficult for me to pull crisp focus. I would say I can actually do it much easier looking at the LCD without the viewfinder.

Is this normal? I really hoped the LCDVF would make my LCD bigger, crisper and cleaner yet is seems to be the opposite.

I might add there is no plastic on the LCD and everything is clean.
A bit late here but as a creator of LCDVF I must say that we don't get too many complaints like this. (There are more than 11000 happy LCDVF users in existence.)
All LCDVF models have magnification of 220% that is a bit less than Zacuto's 2.5X.
Are you sure the pixels you see are from the actual image and not the GUI/info overlay?

Of all the LCD magnification devices our mag factor was specially created not to be too agressive but it might feel a bit weird at first.

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Old March 16th, 2011, 02:34 AM   #8
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i have to say that i've had the lcdvf over a year now and i've never had a problem with seeing pixels. the only problem i've had has been that the first frame on the back of the camera came off after 10months. it had been very solid until one night of intensive shooting it came off. a bit of a worry but it wasn't a paid shoot and the new one seems well fixed.
toenis, have there been others who have had the frames coming off? should they be replaced every year or so?
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Old March 16th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #9
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I love, love, love my LCDVF.

There have been a couple of shoots where I've forgotten it and I've kicked myself. Shot all day outdoors last week and couldn't have gotten through without it.
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