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Old January 21st, 2016, 04:22 PM   #1
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Which Field Monitor to buy?

Hi,

I'm looking for a 5"-7' field montitor to mostly pull focus and to make adjustments (aperature, iso, shutter)..I don't want cheap but don't want to spend a fortune either. It will be used for weddings off a dslr 7d camera with hdmi.Budget is around $300
Is there any recommendations?

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Old January 21st, 2016, 09:18 PM   #2
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Have you looked at http://www.aputure.com/vs-2-FineHD ?

Aputure VS-2 FineHD Kit 7″ Monitor First Look. This Kit Is Loaded! |
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 04:13 AM   #3
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SmallHD is amazing - pin sharp and good focus peaking
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 07:15 AM   #4
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I noticed most of these monitors require sony batteries...I was hoping for a 12v battery pack so that it can last a whole day (or close to it).

How long do the sony batteries last on these monitors?

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Old January 22nd, 2016, 09:24 AM   #5
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I use 2 NP-F550 batteries on my SmallHD and that's enough for ceremony and speeches with some to spare but of course you could use 2 NP-F970 batteries and it would be good for all day!
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 10:58 AM   #6
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BlackMagic Video Assist
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 05:52 PM   #7
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+1 for the Black Magic Video assist. Canon batteries. Takes two and are hot swappable. Plus it's a recorder as well if you want it to be.
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 09:38 AM   #8
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I got a 7" Lilliput field monitor. The resolution is good it's around $300. SmallHD is probably lighter but at 2-4x the price.
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