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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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Brand New Photography & Cinema VF-4 Universal LCD View Finder WITH Extend Bracket + NEEWER® 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00D3551NU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • 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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Those holes look to fit the standard tripod head mounting plate screw (I use Manfrotto) but they do not fit.
QQQQ
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.
Andrew B
Since their web site is currently down, I have no way to contact them for a replacement base as mine should still be under warranty.
chaseman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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 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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I am not sure what I am getting: I ordered it from MogoPod, the viewfinder piece is branded PNC, the eye cup and the instruction card is branded by CarrySpeed. My first reaction was: did MogoPod just put all the spare or leftover pieces from different brands together. I acutally contacted MogoPod about the brands of this view finder they carry before I decided to make the purchase. They responded that CarrySpeed was a different company and the one they carried was PNC brand. When I searched CarrySpeed website and I was redirected to MogoPod. My problem: I feel I got a product that was put together by leftover pieces.

Second problem I have: the mounting plate has six screw holes on the bottom side and all same size. Those holes look to fit the standard tripod head mounting plate screw (I use Manfrotto) but they do not fit. What's the point of having so many screw holes that do not work with the standard mounting screw? Now I cannot mount the camera together with this plate on my tripod head.

Third problem: the diopter does not focus anything. Other words, it is there for no thing. I still have to rely on the live view magnification to focus the lens.

Good things? Yeah, there are some. The plastic and aluminum material feel cheap but light weight (but this makes me also wondering if the glass is a real glass and how thick). In addition, the view finder makes the LCD image look very bright and vivid, sort of 3D feel. Moreover, the bracket is fully adjustable and fits perfectly on the LCD screen and all camera buttons on the back are accessible. Last but not the least, it helps to stabilize the camera from body vibration quite good.
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Love the product 100% but the bottom 1/4 inch (or 1/8) mounts don't seem to attach, except for the back left one which is a bit of an inconvenience to my set up. Other than that it's a great product for the price, and I feel much better spending this amount than $600 on the zacudo.
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