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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. Just curious if anyone recommends a certain viewfinder/loupe for the T2i. Preferably it will be of the hinged type so you can open and close it with ease. I am on a modest budget so max price of $350 would be ideal. Thanks for the info. Have a great day!
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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hello everyone. Just curious if anyone recommends a certain viewfinder/loupe for the T2i. Preferably it will be of the hinged type so you can open and close it with ease. I am on a modest budget so max price of $350 would be ideal. Thanks for the info. Have a great day!
Search for the GGS loupe. It is a flip-up loupe that comes with a self-adhesive mounting frame with a glass protector. It is not a perfect fit in terms of aspect ratio for the 550d's 3:2 LCD, but I am very happy with mine.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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You don't have to spend all that amount of money.
I found this for 43
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnification-LCD-Foldable-Viewfinder-Magnifier/dp/B004TDXMHM/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt
Glued it onto this.
LCD Hood Screen Protector for Canon EOS 550D | Linkdelight.com

Looks like this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlUq9OP-x5Q
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Old November 13th, 2011, 04:00 AM   #4
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That NEEWER loupe looks identical to the GGS loupe. They are great value at about 1/10 of the price of a Zacuto Z-finder. I have had the opportunity to compare the GGS side by side with a colleague's Z-Finder & we both agreed that there is precious little optical difference between the two. The GGS loupe is made of a cheap plastic & probably won't last for years & years like the Z-Finder but for the money it can't be beaten.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #5
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And the Z-finder doesn't flip up. I just bought my second GGS finder and am getting an adapter to use with my EX-1. I highly recommend this viewfinder.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #6
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Hello everyone. Just curious if anyone recommends a certain viewfinder/loupe for the T2i. Preferably it will be of the hinged type so you can open and close it with ease. I am on a modest budget so max price of $350 would be ideal. Thanks for the info. Have a great day!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RG4MNE/ref=oh_o04_s00_i00_details
Money well spent for me. It works great. Doesn't hinge though.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #7
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Love my Hoodman

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Old January 1st, 2012, 01:46 PM   #8
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Re: New Viewfinder for T2i

Another option is the LCDVF. There's a special type designed for the T2i.

Kinotehnik - The makers of LCVDF and LCDVFE

I use one and have no complaints except that is has no diopter.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 08:54 PM   #9
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This is amazing! How simple of an idea yet nobody has built a loupe like this. Any user with a battery grip does need to buy silly extenders for their loupes and also no frame stuck onto the camera! Just brill!

Will this solution work on a 600D (t3i)?
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 11:13 AM   #10
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i have this one 3" LCD ViewFinder Extender for EOS Canon 500D 550D 600D 60D DSLR with case bag | eBay and i'm very satisfied with it
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:36 AM   #11
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I doubt if this solution would work with the flip screen.
If someone has both 550d and 600d maybe they could say if the viewfinder and the lcd are in the same place.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #12
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I doubt if this solution would work with the flip screen.
If someone has both 550d and 600d maybe they could say if the viewfinder and the lcd are in the same place.
I absolutely love this guy and his videos. Check it out. He has previous one where he does a different version for non-flip out screens. Go Graham! Quality.

Fitting the GGS Perfect Viewfinder to Fold Out LCD screen DSLr's - YouTube
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Old January 8th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #13
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Looks good, how would you then attach a quick release if the thread is being occupied by the bracket?
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Old January 9th, 2012, 06:42 AM   #14
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Simply buy a slightly longer 1/4" fixing screw, or cut your own, and position the VF bracket with the QR plate under it, then fix both to the camera with aformentioned screw
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Old January 10th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #15
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I love the t3i articulating screen and every solution so far a viewfinder fitting means I either remove my battery grip, buy an original battery grip, stick a frame on the screen, etc. I really wanted a way that I could quickly remove the viewfinder and use the screen if needed and this solution is great DIY Canon T3i / 600D LCD View Finder Mount CheesyCam I hope it helps!
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