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Old May 11th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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Hi all,

i am looking for an lcd viewfinder for my 60d.

obv would love the z finder by zacuto. but can't afford.

i have had a look at big eye and lcdvf. Does anybody own these?

Also i have found the lcdvf brother at a cheaper price on ebay.

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Old May 12th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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I use the LCDF on my 60D. Very happy with it. You won't be able to fully close the screen, but that's no big deal - you just have to be careful with it, as you do any other camera with an exposed screen.

It also works fine when you articulate the screen, one of the key selling points of this camera - and the Z Finder won't do that.

Budget options - just be careful about the optical quality. There's no point buying a loupe to guarantee focus if the optics don't give you complete confidence.

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Old May 12th, 2011, 02:54 AM   #3
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The L-Finder

The L-Finder

The only loupe for the 60D that it not too heavy or requires a bracket.

The L-Finder @ http://FrugalFilmmakers.com/2010/11/18/the-l-finder/
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Old May 12th, 2011, 06:09 AM   #4
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Evil Little LCDVF Twin vs LCDVF CheesyCam

i saw this article what do people think?

Also need a cheap mono pod too.

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Old May 12th, 2011, 12:23 PM   #5
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Ollie i use the hoodman cinema kit pro for dslr...it screws onto the shoe and its great, easy on easy off. steve
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Old May 12th, 2011, 04:43 PM   #6
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might try the cheaper vf if it is no good will sell on and save for a better one.

just on a real tight budget with more lenses, batteries faders filters never ending.

bring on the lottery.
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Old May 12th, 2011, 05:09 PM   #7
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welcome to the dslr world, money money money
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Old May 12th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #8
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Hi all,

i am looking for an lcd viewfinder for my 60d.

obv would love the z finder by zacuto. but can't afford.

i have had a look at big eye and lcdvf. Does anybody own these?

Also i have found the lcdvf brother at a cheaper price on ebay.

thanks
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Old May 14th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #9
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Re: lcd viewfinder

So here's a possibly dumb question- I was about to buy one of these LCDVF knockoffs because I hear nothing but great things about them. Then I found this:

http://www.amazon.com/GGS-Hoodeye-Foldable-Viewfinder-Magnification/product-reviews/B004HD3G6Q/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_helpful?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending
for slightly more money, you get what appears to be the same functionality as the LCDVF plus an added screen protector (which you'd have to get separately) and the ability to either remove it entirely (like the LCDVF) or merely flip it up. Am I missing something? Is there a disadvantage to this? It seems like the obvious better deal.

Anyone?
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Old May 16th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #10
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Ollie i use the hoodman cinema kit pro for dslr...it screws onto the shoe and its great, easy on easy off. steve
I was just going to suggest that, Its tons cheaper than the Zacuto product and works great
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Old May 16th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #11
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how much is the hoodman/

how about this?

LCD viewfinder x2,8 for Canon EOS 5D MKII 7D 550D 60D | eBay UK
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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #12
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Re: lcd viewfinder

Most LCD viewfinders attach on the lcd with magnets.
Most of the times these magnets are not that strong and the viewfinder keeps faling down.

I prefer LCD viewfinders that have a better and sturdier way of mounting but can be unmounted eazily and they don't occupy the hot shoe or the tripod thread as I need both for other purposes.

This GGS LCD Viewfinder Loupes 3X For 7D 5DII 550D 600D ab41 | eBay UK is the best solution I've found so far and it's not expensive either.

It has a 4/3 shape but fits on 3/2 screens too.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 04:01 AM   #13
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I hate using LCD viewfinders that you have to glue a metal plate onto the camera. The best solution would be a sun shade like this:
Delkin PRO Pop Up Sun Shade for Canon EOS 40D (DC40D-P) - Jessops - LCD Shades / Hoods
and then you can glue the LCD viewfinder on it but I can't find one for the 60D

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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #14
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sounds good,

what do you think of it?

also with the loupe, does it cover everything in the viewfindeR?

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Old May 17th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #15
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The L-Finder

The only loupe for the 60D that it not too heavy or requires a bracket.

The L-Finder @ The L-Finder FrugalFilmmakers.com
I did this as well. It works great.
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