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Old September 8th, 2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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Removing viewfinder on EX3

any way to remove the viewfinder on the ex3? I saw this mentioned by someone flying the ex3 on a steadicam pilot and wondered how this was done....
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Old September 8th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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Can't be done without major modification. Steadicam ops just remove the diopter.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 06:02 PM   #3
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Can't be done without major modification. Steadicam ops just remove the diopter.
Thanks David - I thought that as I poked around looking at the camera...
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Yeah if you are using the EX3 on a Steadicam you have to remove the diopter for a couple of reasons. Most important is to be able to get dynamic balance without too much difficulty. It's also great as a second viewfinder when you are booming down or doing some gyrations where having a second monitor high up is handy.

There are a few threads on here about trying to remove the viewfinder. Unfortunately there are a whole bunch of thin wires that go between the handle and the viewfinder so there is no easy way to simply "detach" it.
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