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Old July 8th, 2011, 01:24 PM   #61
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Re: SmallHD Dp6 (aka DP-SLR) pre Review

I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a SmallHD DP6 last weekend at the end of the bundled offer period.
WOW! It sure beats trying to see what is happening on the XH-A1's viewfinder or LCD.
With 4x the real estate of the A1's LCD, this monitor is a tremendous help for old eyes.
I cannot wait to use the monitor with the sunshade attached for outdoor shooting.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #62
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I am very much interested in a DP6 to aid focusing on mt Canon 60D. Is the low-res output from the 60D HDMI when filming going to be sufficient or is it only really worth the purchase when connected to something like the 7D which outputs a high-res signal?
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #63
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The focus peaking helps out even though the resolution is not there. Have you checked out the Zacuto EVF?
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Old July 13th, 2011, 04:04 AM   #64
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Hi Greg, yeah, saw the Zacuto EVF but when I start ramping up my 60D usage it will probably be on a monopod which could be awkard to use with an EVF. I do like the idea of the DP4 which is both monitor and EVF when needed but I think the 4.8 screen would be too small to pull accurate focus on its own.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #65
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I have shot a lot with a Canon 7D on a monopod and using a monitor would not be very productive. I would think that an EVF or even better a Z Finder would be your best option. I find that I need to have the camera up against something solid to help with stability. I think that a monitor hanging off the camera would make it more unstable.

Just my opinion though...

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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #66
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Re: SmallHD Dp6 (aka DP-SLR) pre Review

Just had an email from SmallHD to say that my DP6 is awaiting collection by UPS . . .

I'm 63 in March - perhaps I shouldn't be getting so excited about photographic gadgets at my age - but I think its a good thing.

I intend to use it on the Canon EOS 5D Mk2 and on the Sony EX1R.

Thanks to Andrew for this great 'Ramble' - it certainly sealed the deal for me.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:50 AM   #67
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Daniel,
I use the dp6 on a monopod on every gig. I use a long plan tripod adapter as shown below:
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