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LCD VF Live View Viewfinder

 
Arte ­ Automobilistica
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Feb 17, 2012 14:30 |  #1

Hi

I want to buy a generic LCD VF (V2) for around £11 off ebay. Any suggestions/warnings?.

Thanks


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Feb 17, 2012 15:09 |  #2

Not quite sure what you're referring to. Have a link?




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Feb 17, 2012 17:33 |  #3

crn3371 wrote in post #13916086 (external link)
Not quite sure what you're referring to. Have a link?

Maybe one of these?

IMAGE: http://static.bhphotovideo.com/images/images150x150/677008.jpg



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Feb 17, 2012 17:38 |  #4

does it have dioptre adjustment, this is quite useful


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Feb 17, 2012 21:37 |  #5

I bought something similar to that from linkdelight...only because someone bid past the point where the price + shipping was more expensive than the one from linkdelight.

Here's the link for the description: CAPA LCD Viewfinderexternal link

I figured I'd buy it to try, since I was interested in an LCD viewfinder, but didn't want to pay $80 and find out that I didn't like it. So i got a cheap one instead. I like it so far. There's no diopter, but it's fine for me right now.

The optics aren't THAT great...it's not as sharp as I would've liked (but it was cheap, and I kind of expected that). Sometimes I get better results focusing w/ it off than on when using live view (no magnification). Most of the time though, the magnification helps.

The main thing is that I can hold the camera a lot steadier now. So when I do use magnification it's easier to focus simple because the picture on the screen isn't jumping all over the place.

Some words of caution/advise...use your strap on your lcd viewfinder when it's in use. It's pretty easy to bump the camera or the lcd viewfinder and have it separate...if you have the strap attached, to you or to your camera strap, it won't hit the floor, getting damaged or lost.

Another thing, take it off when you're not using it. Especially when it's sunny. It's a magnifier, so if the sun hits that, it'll probably damage your lcd screen.

Manage your expectations...you're buying a cheap, probably knockoff, version. Don't expect the optics to be the best. Get one w/ the diopter if you're worried about it being blurry.

hope that helps.




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Feb 19, 2012 02:16 |  #6

Thanks to all. Oh so true ohata0!

ohata0 wrote in post #13917731external link
Manage your expectations...you're buying a cheap, probably knockoff, version. Don't expect the optics to be the best.

I usually go for the cheapest I can find on ebay and then I'm disappointed if the item is poor. This is the one I was looking at :
http://www.ebay.co.uk ..._trksid=p3984.m1423​.l2649external link

Anyone have any experience of a LCD VF with a diopter and good optics?

Thanks


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