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VF-3 Swivi Universal LCD View Finder for DSLR

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  • The new Carry Speed 3" LCD video viewfinder is used to magnify the image on your Live View LCD to achieve more accurate focus, color, and exposure especially in when operating under bright outdoor lighting.
  • The LCD viewfinder attaches to your DSLR camera through a solid metal Quick Release baseplate designed with a non-slip, rubberized platform, and mounting threads to attach your tripod quick release plates.
  • With its extensive forward, back, horizontal, and vertical adjustments the Carry Speed LCD viewfinder has been designed to fit a variety of cameras.
  • Carry Speed's magnifying loupe uses high-quality glass optics with a built in diopter to adjust screen focus for those with less than perfect vision.
  • The Carry Speed LCD viewfinder for DSL video cameras comes complete with a built in lens cover.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B0098N59VA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 10, 2012

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It's made like a tank, works like it says it does, and is very, very affordable.
C. Metzler
Zacuto was looking like the only answer for a while but their unit is really expensive.
Chris D.
Not a big issue, just choose the "single" screw hole, not one of the "double" ones.
Michael Carter

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By JOCKOMOJO on September 29, 2012
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After extensive research and not wanting to glue, apply magnets and or rubber bands on my 5D MKIII I decided the Carry Speed was the way to go. Nowhere could I find a definitive answer as to whether or not the viewfinder would fit with the BG-E11 battery grip attached. The answer is YES. By taking the screws off the bottom of the plate that the u shaped metal bracket attaches to and placing the plate on top of the u bracket and then replacing the screws on the top of the u shaped bracket into the plate that goes into the base plate and it's a perfect fit. The viewfinder is really well built and on the 5D MKIII it doesn't interfere with any of the buttons or wheel on the back of the camera. I'm very pleased with it and recommend it to any MKIII owners without any reservation.

Secondly, both PHOTOSMART and CARRY SPEED are out of Houston TX, I found out albeit too late it's free shipping from CARRY SPEED but for $6.50 and ordering it on Sept 27th and have it arrive on the 29th via USPS (I live in SoCal) was well worth it. The reviews in Amazon are very helpful and important in any decision making and for that reason I felt compelled to add mine. Do the research, stay away from rubber bands, glue and magnets on your Pro gear and know you won't be disappointed with the "Carry Speed Swivi Universal LCD View Finder for DSLR" especially if you own a MKIII and don't want to spend the bucks on a Zacuto.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Marcellus King on October 14, 2012
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Okay, I was pretty skeptical as far as how much of a difference this viewfinder would make, but I have to admit that it's very impressive. Some things I wanted to point out.
I don't have to glue anything onto my lcd frame
This viewfinder gives you 3x magnification. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to see the focus as much as I wanted, but that has been alleviated. I can CLEARLY see the focus and as a matter of fact, the viewfinder gives me a better judgement of focus than the magic lantern software, which is saying a lot.
Since the eyecup is pressed against your face, it give an unexpected extra point of stability.
It's easy to take off without screws
The eyecup is very comfortable.

I really wish I had started using these things earlier. They are very easy to underestimate until you use them.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 2, 2012
As others have stated, I was interested to test one of these on my Canon 5d Mark III. With the minor change in the way the stage mounts to the adapter plate, this viewfinder fits the Mark III very nicely and exactly to the dimensions of the LCD. I will add some operational notes in this review:

I believe anyone who uses one of these will be very impressed with the quality of the lens in the viewfinder. Image quality is outstanding. The rubber eyepiece can be removed and rotated 180 degs. for people who shoot with their left eye. The diopter adjustment is a little easy to rotate so some care is needed or double check before going "live", that it is adjusted correctly for your eye. The diopter adjustment range is more than adequate (I wear glasses). The rubber is soft enough to accommodate eyeglasses. The frame of the optical box (the part that fits up against the Canon LCD) is covered in a soft rubbery gasket that protects the LCD and camera from any scratches. Very nice product. Finally, an affordable eye viewfinder that gives a very clear and high quality image of the LCD. Focusing is easy and for run-n-gun video, this gadget is worth the cost. If you shoot video with the Mark III, you will be very happy with the way this finder works.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Graves on January 21, 2013
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I recently upgraded to a Canon 60D and have become more interested in DSLR video. I did some research into various brands/types of loupes and viewfinders and was generally discouraged by the prices, quality or function of many of the units. the VF-3 seemed like a great price for something that seemed reasonably built well enough and with the functions I was looking for. I also really liked that it attached via a base plate instead of a sticky frame, which is what ultimately made me decide against the GGS Perfect Foldable LCD Viewfinder or other similar sticky frame options.

I gave a lower rating due to a diopter defect in the unit I received. It turns but does not alter anything at all. I see this happened to someone else who had left a review so this could be something to look out for if you decide to purchase. Also - prices directly through Carry Speed can beat out the prices I've seen for this unit on Amazon anywhere from $20-50 depending on their promotions (I did not lower my rating here based on price). I will update this review once I receive a replacement unit.

PRO
- Attaches via base plate instead of sticky frame, or sticky magnets
- Works with a wide range of cameras and can accomodate a battery grip
- Fold up eye piece is really useful when playing video/stills back to others, or if you only need a sunshade
- Hinge seems much more improved/stable over the other fold up viewfinders I've looked at, such as the
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