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Old April 1st, 2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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The 5 inch Lilliput LCD improves the Sony NX5

At last I can see the Sony NX5's image properly. I've bought a 5" LCD monitor that runs off a standard NP-F Sony battery (among others) and allows me to clearly see the info scattered about the picture, as well as see the image in sunlight. HDMI input transfers everything except the zebras and the peaking. Shame about the zebras, but no need for peaking when the screen's a decent size.

It's also not a touch screen as Sony's little one is (useful for menu access etc). I'm impressed. Sturdily made, good resolution, inexpensive, very bright and as you can see - attaches easily using one of its three tapped holes. The hood's a bit glossy on the inside, but as you can tell - I'm struggling to nit-pick.

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Old April 1st, 2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Great Scott, Man!! How do you balance all of that? BTW, nice rig.

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Old April 1st, 2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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Re: The 5 inch Lilliput LCD improves the Sony NX5

It's ok on a tripod but as it's over 4 kg it can be a bit of a pain in the wrists. Now, how can I attach the LED light as well?
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Old April 1st, 2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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Re: The 5 inch Lilliput LCD improves the Sony NX5

Impressive looking kit. Instead of a tripod - have you considered attaching it to a pylon?
like you say - shame about the zebras. I've just done a similar thing with my Canon XF300 and a Lilliput. I hadn't considered mounting the monitor to the camera so I opted for a mounting bracket on the tripod. How stable is the rig during pan & tilt?

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Old April 1st, 2012, 04:30 PM   #5
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Impressive looking kit. Instead of a tripod - have you considered attaching it to a pylon?
like you say - shame about the zebras. I've just done a similar thing with my Canon XF300 and a Lilliput. I hadn't considered mounting the monitor to the camera so I opted for a mounting bracket on the tripod. How stable is the rig during pan & tilt?

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 03:50 AM   #6
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Re: The 5 inch Lilliput LCD improves the Sony NX5

The reason I have the monitor attached to the camera is so that I can very quickly unlatch it from the tripod and go hand-held in a couple of seconds. Stability in pans and tilts is fine - no different from an unadorned camera really.

I have the locking bracket fairly tight so that I can tilt the monitor up for ground level shots and down for overhead shots and it'll stay there. A 0.5m HDMI cable with right-angle connectors was the perfect length.

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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you might think a 5" screen might be a bit difficult, try a 7"
I got one for a DSLR rig which wasn't too bad, bit hard to keep it from swinging around.
I tried it on a spare cam i have (HXR-MC2000)which has a postage stamp sized EVF and it was all but impossible to mount

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