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Is anyone using one of these for filming?

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by dpj, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. dpj

    dpj Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 20, 2011
    3" LCD Viewfinder extender 2.8X Fr Canon 550D Nikon D90 | eBay

    I am looking at getting one of these viewer hoods for my E-PL1. I am aware this is for the 550D, but as i can't find a specific version for my camera, i was hoping to try the fit and modify if neede.

    Anyone else using anything like this for their movie making. If so, how are you getting on with it? Darren:thumbup:
     
  2. novocien

    novocien New to Mu-43

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    Jul 16, 2011
    Poland
    Never seen anything like this!!! Is it really functionally possible to turn LCD screen into a mammoth electronic viewfinder? Would be a great option to overpriced EVFs.
     
  3. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    It's a bit pricy, but if you really want a nice LCD/EVF, the Z-Finder is the way to go:

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  4. dpj

    dpj Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 20, 2011
    I think they work on a very simple basis of a magnifying lens inside the hood. I mainly want it for film as it would be better than squinting at the screen in brighter light. It would also be a little more helpfull for the focusing part.

    That Z-Finder does look good, but a little overengineerd for me frankly. I was looking at something basic so if i don't get on with it, i can discard without having spent too much money, but thanks all the same. Think i will give one of my link a try, i will let people know how i get on:wink:
     
  5. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

  6. Joesant

    Joesant New to Mu-43

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    May 9, 2011
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  7. aria

    aria Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 9, 2010
    Rome, Italy
    the most expensive (but cool)!!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokaplanet/6092186700/" title="e-p2 + jupiter 8 + Kiev finder di stefano aria, su Flickr"> 6092186700_330e5a6bab_z. "640" height="561" alt="e-p2 + jupiter 8 + Kiev finder"></a>
     
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