View Finders & Field Monitors

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ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDERS

Cineroid EVF4RVW with Retina Displaycineroid.com

Johnnie
This viewfinder is currently my favorite one. I prefer the size and picture quality coming out of it on any other third party EVF on the market.
The weak point of this EVF is its NP battery connection to to the body. It is just too flimsy and might accidentally “jump” out of the EVF body while shooting.
Recommended

Sebastian
Unfortunately there are still no EVF’s out there that satisfy my requirements and while Cineroids Retina EVF is one of the units that is ok, there are still some points that get in the way when working.
I find the picture and screen quite good, the loupe is ok, but the whole build quality is not so fine resulting in issues like an extensive heat build up or the battery falling off repeatedly during a shoot.
Also usability could be better for me.

 

Alphatron EVF-035W-3G B&Halphatron.tv

Johnnie
Based on TVLogics 3.5 retina monitor, this is Alphatrons first attempt to create an EVF. The build quality is very good and the multi connections (HDMI/HDSDI) will satisfy any professional.
Here are my main concerns with this product:
-The screen size is simply too large so I constantly find myself searching with my eye “what’s in the frame”.
-The screen itself may be of a high quality but the overall resolution is not so high making focusing hard (I suspect it is due to the loupe/magnifier glass quality).
-The eye cap is made from hard rubber which is unpleasant to use and the head position is un natural too.

 

VIEWFINDER LOUPES

Zacuto Z-Finder Pro 2.5xB&Hzacuto.com

Johnnie
Every time I need to work compact with a HDSLR or when making a decision not to work with an electronic viewfinder because of powering reasons, I find myself going back to my trusty Zacuto Z-finder. The only thing I can complain about is the diopter strength. It is just not evident enough when you are in complete focus when adjusting it.
Recommended
 


FIELD MONITORS

TVlogic 5.6" VFM-056WP AbelCinetvlogicusa.com

Johnnie
By far the best portable monitor I’ve used. Durable, portable, great powering options, connectivity and most important very nice picture!
Highly Recommended