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Old June 4th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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Has any one had any experiences with an external 7" LCD monitor for their camera?
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Old June 5th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #2
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Has any one had any experiences with an external 7" LCD monitor for their camera?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...5372&rd=1&rd=1
Let me know your thoughts!
I purchased almost the same one from E-Bay a few months ago (same monitor without shoe mount). It has a good picture through RCA and a nice bright screen, but being an LCD I wouldn't trust it for focus or color. I can't get the true color from the color viewfinder to exactly match the contrast of the LCD. I just use it on a crane to see where my XL1s is pointing... at least this one comes with power, mine didn't (it didn't mention it but I just assumed it would).
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #3
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So was it worth the money or a waste of money? I am looking at one becasue I use a tripod on my turkey and coyote hunts and have a very hard time looking through the view finder when the camera is on a tripod.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 09:52 PM   #4
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I recently purchased a Delvcam 7" (packaged with the Kessler crane) lcd, and am very satisfied with it so far. I'll be using it with the crane, and mounted on the XL2 .

But I agree with Scott that any relatively "cheap" lcd monitor won't be good enough for color. (Although I think my Delvcam is okay for focus.)

And also keep in mind the other accessories that comes along with the monitor--i.e., battery (and how does it mount to the monitor), cables, sun shade, bracket, monitor case, etc. So all in all, you could end up paying more than $300 (which is what I bought the Delvcam for). Hope this helps.

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Old June 7th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #5
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So was it worth the money or a waste of money? I am looking at one becasue I use a tripod on my turkey and coyote hunts and have a very hard time looking through the view finder when the camera is on a tripod.
I would say it's worth the money, but it kinda depends what your looking for... I would say for sitting in a field looking for/at wildlife, it would be good to sit back and see what's in the lens and be able to zoom in/out, etc. with a nice bright picture that your able to see = Good. If you were filming a wedding and trying to get that purfect closeup with manual focus and sure the soft light has the right color = iffy.
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