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Old September 14th, 2004, 10:00 AM   #16
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Ron - how do you like that Marshall monitor? Would you recommend it?
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Old September 14th, 2004, 10:40 AM   #17
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@Michael: So-so. The spec'ed 200 or so nits of this display can indeed be reached (at least I guess so), but there is no way to achieve a usable image at the maximum brightness. Once you adjust it to a reasonably neutral image, the display is quite dim. Further, the saturation of colors is quite low.

It's definitely usable indoors, but outdoors it already becomes problematically dim in the shade. Direct sunlight is impossible. I've been playing with the thought of putting together a truly daylight readable display with good color rendition, and have made some progress finding sources of parts. If they only weren't so damn expensive...

Back to the Marshall display: Overall, I'm a bit dissapointed, and think that it is not worth the high cost (I think I paid around kUSD 1.0 at B&H - but that was almost 2 years ago). To dabble in this arena, I think it's worth starting out with something cheaper, smaller (and hotshoe-mountable, which the V-LCD 12 is surely not).

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Old September 14th, 2004, 11:11 AM   #18
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Ron - thanks for responding. I am purchasing a Magiqcam and the
company owner John recommends the Marshall 4" or 5.6" with the steal case. Obviously wanted to get some reviews on the product line. It also concerns me from the standpoint that on those stabilizers the monitor is placed at the bottom of the unit which to me appears to be almost three feet from my eyes. I do believe enclosures are used to block out some light. Sorry to hear you're disappointed, I guess I'll look around. Thanks.
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 02:48 PM   #19
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Hi Ronald,

Did you manage to do it. And if yes, how?

Sorry, I just looked back, and you said you wouldn't have time until Dec. to respond. So I'll be patient.


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Old November 24th, 2004, 11:42 AM   #20
 
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DVRack from Serious Magic will give you a monitor with both Hi and Lo zebras...it's very nice...and used the firewire output bus on the camera
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Old November 26th, 2004, 08:57 AM   #21
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I have a cheap shoemounted LCD (Starview I think it is) that displays the EVF info randomly (it seems)...if it's not random I'd sure like to know what it is that I'm doing "right" to make it display.

Michael best said: "I do believe enclosures are used to block out some light. Sorry to hear you're disappointed, I guess I'll look around. Thanks."

I've heard folks here say that the Nebtek 50 XL has a bright enough display to use in direct sunlight with a hood. You may want to do a search for it here.

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Old December 6th, 2004, 10:04 AM   #22
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...on the back burner.

@ Daniel: Sorry, I have no news for you. I haven't experimented any further, and I'm using the external LCD to judge focus and the EVF for exposure/zebra. Not the best in usability, but workable.

December -- that was December 2002 ;-)

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