Friday, March 15, 2013

Review: LCD Viewfinder for $13



When shooing outdoors in broad daylight with my Sony NEX 5n, it became clear that I needed an LCD viewfinder.  These gadgets will not only isolate your screen from the sun, but also magnify it so you can better check critical focus. I was planning on making one, but that has been done pretty well by both Knoptop and Dave Dugdale. Plus, this cheap Chinese version was only $5 more than the DIY version which would have taken me longer than an hour to create and I wouldn't have saved all that much.

Of course, I couldn't use it right out of the box the way I wanted to and had to modify it anyway.  Probably spent more than an hour doing that, so while it wasn't as inexpensive as I had hoped, I still liked it.

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