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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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T2i/7D vs 60D - Z-Finder or Swivel LCD?

When I heard the announcement of the 60D and its articulating LCD feature, it had me pretty cheery because I had just complained that filming while the camera has to be eye-level was getting pretty inconvenient.

Then I realized...some might not be able to use the adhesive mount that you mount the Zacuto Z-Finder on (though others might have other mounting solutions).

So it looks like it's one or the other.

Anyone have thoughts on what they think is more important?
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Old August 28th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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Personally, I'm a big fan of the z-finder on the t2i. Although since flying it on the blackbird, I've wished for a way to view the LCD at odd angles and the 60d has that covered.
The adhesive mount is not the best solution for any of the cameras IMHO. I prefer the gorilla plate mount as it's very easy to get on and off without feeling like I'm going to rip the LCD out of the camera. Looking at the way the 60d is built, I think that mount will work. There's a lot of adjustability there and you wouldn't have to deal with the adhesive.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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the articulating lcd would be convenient, but in outdoor shots (and some indoors), i would not be able to tell if i had a focus on something without the zacuto. zacuto>60d, imo. in indoors shots, i just use the lcd without the zacuto. i crank up the brightness and it's fine. i can get things in focus without being too uncomfortable.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 05:22 PM   #4
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Can anyone confirm yes or no if the Zacuto Z-Finder v3 is fully compatible with the 60D?
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 01:20 PM   #5
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It fits with the frame, but I don't know about the "under the camera" mount:

Jens Bogehegn (Zacuto) testing the Z-Finder V3 on the Canon EOS 60D
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 01:27 PM   #6
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Here's a better option:

Canon 60D with Letus Hawk VF CheesyCam
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