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Brand New Photography & Cinema VF-4 Universal LCD View Finder WITH Extend Bracket

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  • 1) VF-4 has been designed to be more compatible with LCD Screens up to 3.2"
  • 2) Repositioned side brackets to allow better access to buttons and dials on camera body
  • 3) Angled Sunhood design for better access to touch screen LCDs.
  • 4) VF-4 build quality has been designed to be lighter in weight and stronger in design
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • ASIN: B00D3551NU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 29, 2013

Product Description

Product Description: The new VF-4 LCD View Finder is used to magnify the image on your Live View LCD to achieve more accurate focus, color, and exposure especially when operating under bright outdoor lighting. When using our VF-4 view finder the large eye-cup will instantly add stability to hand held video shots. (eyecup can be used for left or right eye). Tired of other viewfinders that fall off from magnetic sticky lcd or snapping frames? The VF-4 LCD Viewfinder attaches to your DSLR camera through a solid metal Quick Release baseplate designed with a non-slip, rubberized platform. You can lock the VF-4 in place when in use, or quickly unlock the VF-4 when not in use. Our quick release baseplate is specially designed to mount directly to Arca Swiss compatible ball heads. Or use any of the 1/4-20 threaded areas to mount your own quick release plates. The brackets on the VF-4 have been re-positioned further from the camera body allowing for better access to your buttons and dials over the previous VF-3 ViewFinder. With its extensive forward, back, horizontal, and vertical adjustments the Carry Speed VF-4 LCD Viewfinder has been designed to fit a variety of cameras from small to large. Carry Speed's 3x magnifying loupe uses high-quality glass optics with a built in diopter to adjust screen focus for those with less than perfect vision. When not in use, the entire loupe can be used as a normal sunshade or detached completely using the baseplate quick release system.The optional Extension Bracket (included in this bundle listing) is available to extend the range of the Carry Speed VF-4 LCD View Finder to fit taller cameras or DSLR camera bodies with an added battery grip. The bracket adds an additional 1.3" (33mm) of height adjustment.Package Includes: (1) Carry Speed LCD ViewFinder VF-4 w/ standard Bracket ($180 dollar value) (1) VF-4 Extension Bracket ($25 dollar Value) (1) Quick Release Baseplate (1) Hex Key

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It still stays vertical however... Overall its a good product.
Andrew B
Those holes look to fit the standard tripod head mounting plate screw (I use Manfrotto) but they do not fit.
QQQQ
First off, in terms of gripes, is that the mounting plate has a rubber top.
P. Tudor

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Daniel A. Koblosh TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 2, 2013
Almost all the other viewfinder magnifiers out there are primarily for Canon and have fit issues on a Nikon. I saw this Carry Speed VF-4 at NAB 2013 on the last day, but they were sold out. They are finally restocked and offered a $50 coupon promotion.

My VF-4 arrived yesterday via registered US mail. I had to sign for it. I was glad I was home or I'd have had to stand in line at the post office which, believe me, is not pleasant.

The VF-4 is exactly what I hoped it to be.

- adjustable -- the mounting brackets allow precise positioning for the D800, but also for a variety of other cameras. Brackets allow a broad range of left/right and up/down adjustment, then can be locked very securely in place with Allen head screws (Allen wrench is supplied.)
- sized right -- you can see the entire D800 LCD screen, yet still easily reach all the control buttons on the camera back
- built-in diopter adjustment and good optics -- the screen is sharp corner to corner
- comfortable, durable eyecup -- the eyepiece becomes an extension of the camera. (See attach user photo.) When you hold it against your face, the camera becomes much more steady, allowing much better handheld video shots.
- built-in eyepiece shutter -- if you inadvertently let the sun shine into the finder, be aware that by design you have a magnifier focusing that sunlight onto the surface of your LCD screen. It can burn a hole in the LCD like a kid burning ants with a magnifying glass on a sunny day. Get in the habit of closing its shutter or flipping it up if you're outside.
- flip-up hinge allows quick direct viewing if desired. In this mode it becomes a sun hood that should allow better viewing in bright sun.
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By P. Tudor on December 2, 2013
First off I bought mine direct from PNC because Amazon US would not ship to the UK and Amazon UK did not stock. No matter, price slightly better than Amazon price at time of writing.

I bought this for use on a full spectrum converted Nikon D800 that spends most of its time in Live View because of the use of visually opaque filters on the lens. What I liked in the spec was the quality of the viewing lens, the accommodation of a full 3.2" display and an extended mounting that was compatible with battery packs. I also liked the idea that the mounting plate itself is compatible with the Arca-Swiss system.

Within minutes of receiving the system I realised there are a few limitations. These are not show stoppers, but if you are looking to use equipment to the maximum potential then these are shortfalls that hopefully PNC will fix in due course.

First off, in terms of gripes, is that the mounting plate has a rubber top. This kind of misses the point of the Arca-Swiss system where the best mass coupling is achieved by metal to metal contact. Okay, tear of rubber panel and carry on, but this leaves only a thin rim around the top of the plate - not good.

Second, more serious for me, is that I leave RRS L-brackets on my D800s. I wanted to mate this system underneath the L-brackets. Well I can, and the vertical L-bracket dovetail is still useable. The VF-4 plate, sans rubber, goes on under the L-bracket horizontal dovetail. The viewfinder then mounts perfectly in terms of location. However, the supplementary AS dovetail on the VF-4 mounting plate is too close to the base screws on viewfinder bracket to get into Kirk or RRS clamps = operational FAIL!! This much touted feature is 100% useless unless you remove the Viewfinder from the mounting plate.
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Personally I love this thing. The feel is solid, its has the best sleek looking machinery compared to all the other cheaper viewfinders on the market (comparing to the ZACUTO as that is the best I've seen construction wise) and everything works flawlessly as designed. HOWEVER, IT IS NOT TOTALLY COMPATIBKE WITH EVERY 3" SCREEN. I am currently a GH4 owner and although it says that it works for the GH4, it kinda does and kinda doesn't. It ALMOST fits perfectly however because of the way the ARCA plate is made, when positioning the piece against the LCD screen, there is no way to lower the base anymore which means the viewfinder is touching and pressing hard against the GH4'S actual eyepiece. This is not good as too much pressure and you could damage the eyepiece, the viewfinder, or the mounting thread underneath the camera Also because of this issue light creeps in at the bottom of the from when looking thru the viewfinder...slightly annoying but nothing a little bit of blue tack couldn't fix :) other than those few problems I love this viewfinder and would recommend it to anyone just make sure the dimensions of your camera lineup properly before purchasing
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By Andrew B on April 14, 2014
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I am using this on a 5D mark III with the Battery Grip installed.

The fit is pretty good considering how it is engineered. The only other options that I could find were to use the kind that clip to a adhesive frame or the Zacuto option which is double the price. There was nothing to fit on my camera with the grip. The extender is JUST barely long enough, but it is right. I am assuming they made it for the 5D with grip considering it is exact.

The frame is loosely set up against the camera body and I wish it were a little sturdier, but it is what it is and it does work well.

When I mount my Sennheiser G3 system in the hotshoe the viewfinder will not fold all the way up and the microphone receiver touches it. It still stays vertical however...

Overall its a good product. I thought about giving it 4 stars, but all things considered it is the best option hands down. I could wish the price would be around $125 and I feel that would be a lot better range for the quality.

Either way, I am happy with it, especially since it was really the only option!!
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