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Old September 27th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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Need an eyepiece like the EX3

Hello,

Played around with a 5D today for the first time and found the most frustrating thing for me to be the lack of a fully articulating eyepiece with peaking for these old eyes. Thinking about my EX3 with it's amazing viewfinder and wondering if some of these enterprising product developers out there might be able to take Sony's technology and apply it to the 5D.

I read in the EX1 forum that someone did a hack with an old M3 eyepiece to create something similar for their EX1.

Wonder if Sony makes those LCD's that go into those cameras.

Anyway, food for thought I suppose.

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Old September 27th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #2
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I too would love to find something like this out there. The only solution for peaking I have found so far is a $1000 Marshall Electronics LCD screen, but I'd much rather be able to look at the scene through the controlled view of an eyepiece.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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try the zacuto z finder 2
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Old September 28th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #4
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I'll second the vote for the Z-Finder 2. I wouldn't be able to shoot very well without mine.

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Old September 28th, 2009, 08:54 AM   #5
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Third on Zacuto.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:41 AM   #7
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I agree that a rotating hi-def viewfinder would be a great asset.

As good as Zakuto and other clip on solutions are, they don't solve the ergonomic problems of the 5DmkII.

I have thought about making one myself, but the parts alone cost about as much as a 5D.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #8
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As good as Zakuto and other clip on solutions are, they don't solve the ergonomic problems of the 5DmkII. I have thought about making one myself, but the parts alone cost about as much as a 5D.
Also I got the Zakuto Z-finder, and I must say it's a must-have-piece -- I can't understand how to do without. I also made my own carbon fiber rails and shoulder rest, not only to save money, but ergonomically I wasn't really happy with the RedRock, et al.. Here's a silly video showing the rig as a run & gun setup: YouTube - Jessica playing with my new Camera Rig...

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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:41 AM   #9
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You may want Magic Lantern for peaking.

I use an external monitor, but I mostly shoot on a tripod. The DSLR form factor is temporary, so I doubt anyone is going to do an extensive electronic finder for the 5D/7D.
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