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Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera

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Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Provides 2.2X Magnification
  • Shoot in Bright Sunlight
  • Magnetic Quick-Release Mounting Frame
  • Vacuum Cemented Achromatic Lenses
  • Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Use Right or Left Eye
  • Accepts 37mm Diameter Diopter Lenses
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The Kinotechnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder is a loupe for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera. It features a pair of vacuum cemented achromatic lenses with anti-reflective coating. It provides 2.2X magnification and allows the Pocket Camera's LCD screen to be viewed even in bright, sunny outdoor conditions.

The LCDVFBM features a magnetic quick-release mount that is designed to enable quick attachment and removal without incurring any wear and tear. A metal frame adheres around the Pocket Camera's LCD screen for the loupe to attach to.

Blocks all ambient light and magnifies Blackmagic Pocket Camera's LCD screen by 220% to aid in focusing
Magnetic quick-release frame adheres to the perimeter of the LCD screen
Cushioned micro-fiber eyecup designed to maximize operator comfort and help reduce condensation
Features 37mm threading to attach diopter correction lenses sold separately
Eyecup rotates 180° to suit either right or left eye operation
Detachable lanyard keeps the LCDVFBM handy when not in use
Magnification 2.2X (220%)
Objective Lens Diameter 1.6" (40 mm)
37mm threading for diopter correction lenses
Material Body: Impact-resistant ABS
Eyecup: Silicone rubber
Eye Cushion: Microfiber
Camera Mount: Galvanized and powder coated metal shield
Weight 3.84 oz (110 g)
Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera
  • 2 x Replacement Frame for LCDVF BM Viewfinder
  • Oval Small Microfiber Eyecushion (Red)
  • Protective Neoprene Pouch
  • Lanyard
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    KinotehnikLCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera
     
    4.2

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Improves performance (6)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best used outdoors

    I bought this viewfinder after reading reviews online. It was this one or the Zacuto which is slightly dearer. In the end I decided on the Kinotehnik. The main reason for buying this...Read complete review

    I bought this viewfinder after reading reviews online. It was this one or the Zacuto which is slightly dearer. In the end I decided on the Kinotehnik. The main reason for buying this was to assist focusing while using the camera outdoors in daylight. Without a loupe of some sort, the screen is very washed out and hard to see clearly. I'm sure that's something Blackmagic will improve on as they seem very progressive.The viewfinder comes with a magnetic mount that sticks to the camera body. You simply peel off the protective tape and allign it around the 3.5 inch screen, simple. Then the viewfinder magnetizes on and off. It's a great system, easy to use. The instructions say not to leave it on permanently. Presumably that would weaken the magnets or something. Luckily the loupe comes with a nice protective pouch with a draw string to keep it safe. It also comes with an eye cushion for added comfort. This needs to be attached. I found that process a little bit fiddly, but once I persisted it went on eventually. It really gives the viewfinder a nice professional feel. So, any downsides? Well, the screen on the camera is poor. Under magnification when using the loupe it shows its limitations more. I've noticed that when peaking is switched on, on the camera the lines looking through the loupe seem a little hazey. Nothing too bad, but not as sharp as you'd get on a DSLR. Obviously the viewfinder is fixed and doesn't tilt. This isn't a big deal unless you're trying to use it high or low angle, then you're craning your neck a bit. Saying that, at least you get a great view of what's in the frame. Using the camera in sunshine without the loupe is basically a lost cause, so it's an essential tool. Overall I'd give this 4 stars. The velvet pouch could be slightly bigger. The viewfinder fits inside but it's very snug, especially with the eye cushion attached. Also, if you don't have good eyesight you might need to buy the optional diopter pack for extra $$. B&H couldn't show me a demo of the viewfinder either, only because Kinotehnik weren't supplying them with an open box demo model. Anyway, for what it is, it works really well. I would definitely recommend the product, although it should be under $ in my opinion.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    High Value or Ripoff?

    I bought an equivalent Camera Loupe for my D-300 for 30.00; Good name brand, A Vivitar. I see no real difference in quality despite claims of superior optics etc by Kinoptik. Certainly...Read complete review

    I bought an equivalent Camera Loupe for my D-300 for 30.00; Good name brand, A Vivitar. I see no real difference in quality despite claims of superior optics etc by Kinoptik. Certainly not a 120.00 difference. In fact the simple inclusion of a focussing eyepiece on the Vivitar makes the expensive diopter lens set for the Kinoptik unnecessary. In this the Vivitar is superior to the Kinoptik even at the lower price. I did not appreciate the nasty suprise of 45.00 more for this lens set. There are few loupes out so far for the Blackmagic Pocket Cine Camera so I was forced to buy the Kinoptik. It was not a good value in my opinion although it does it's job. In my opinion the special diopter lens set is an out & out ripoff. Wait for more competition if you can.I would not recomend.

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    4.0

    Best used outdoors

    By Tomjc

    from New York

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films

    Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

    I bought this viewfinder after reading reviews online. It was this one or the Zacuto which is slightly dearer. In the end I decided on the Kinotehnik. The main reason for buying this was to assist focusing while using the camera outdoors in daylight. Without a loupe of some sort, the screen is very washed out and hard to see clearly. I'm sure that's something Blackmagic will improve on as they seem very progressive.The viewfinder comes with a magnetic mount that sticks to the camera body. You simply peel off the protective tape and allign it around the 3.5 inch screen, simple. Then the viewfinder magnetizes on and off. It's a great system, easy to use. The instructions say not to leave it on permanently. Presumably that would weaken the magnets or something. Luckily the loupe comes with a nice protective pouch with a draw string to keep it safe. It also comes with an eye cushion for added comfort. This needs to be attached. I found that process a little bit fiddly, but once I persisted it went on eventually. It really gives the viewfinder a nice professional feel. So, any downsides? Well, the screen on the camera is poor. Under magnification when using the loupe it shows its limitations more. I've noticed that when peaking is switched on, on the camera the lines looking through the loupe seem a little hazey. Nothing too bad, but not as sharp as you'd get on a DSLR. Obviously the viewfinder is fixed and doesn't tilt. This isn't a big deal unless you're trying to use it high or low angle, then you're craning your neck a bit. Saying that, at least you get a great view of what's in the frame. Using the camera in sunshine without the loupe is basically a lost cause, so it's an essential tool. Overall I'd give this 4 stars. The velvet pouch could be slightly bigger. The viewfinder fits inside but it's very snug, especially with the eye cushion attached. Also, if you don't have good eyesight you might need to buy the optional diopter pack for extra $$. B&H couldn't show me a demo of the viewfinder either, only because Kinotehnik weren't supplying them with an open box demo model. Anyway, for what it is, it works really well. I would definitely recommend the product, although it should be under $ in my opinion.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This should come with the camera.

    By John

    from Salisbury, MD

    About Me Cinematographer, Commercial director

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commercial production
      • Independent Films
      • Shooting outdoors

      Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

      We recently purchased a Canon C100 and found it impossible to shoot outside without draping a jacket or black clothe over one's head. We had also bought an eyecup for the viewfinder which turned out to be worthless.I had been using a Kinotechnik Viewfinder on my Canon 5D MkII with great success, so I contacted the company and asked if they had a product that would fit the C100. They told me that the LCDVFBM (designed for the Black Magic camera) would work. So I ordered one and it has made working with C100 in or outside so much easier! The construction is quite robust, the eyecup itself has a very nice cushion that eliminates ambient light. The magnetic frame that attaches to the LCD seats securely and doesn't peel off when removing the viewfinder. Kinotechnik did caution that the LCD screen wouldn't close flush to the camera with the mounting ring attached and that's the case, but it poses no impediment to functionality.In my opinion this in an indispensable accessory for the Canon C100, its well priced and designed for simple efficient operation.I highly recommend it.

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      3.0

      its ok

      By Nomakase

      from nowhere

      Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

      got a redrock micro cage for my bmpcc and wanted to use this with it. Unfortunately it doesn't really align properly with opening in the redrock cage.

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      5.0

      a must-have

      By Steve

      from Oregon

      Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

      Definitely something you should get if you're serious about cinematography and getting that perfect focus. It also adds that extra needed stability for the bmpcc by bracing against your head, a step above balancing it in your hands. I love it!

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      4.0

      met all my expectations

      By qesha

      from Almaty

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

      Really ease to install and fun to use

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      A must for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cam

      By Doc DP

      from New York City

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

          Simple. I can't shoot without it. This viewfinder makes shooting in bright daylight possible. It also provide great additional stabilization especially when using longer lenses that make the camera front-heavy. The magnets are keeping the viewfinder in place very well, without any problems. The glass is clear, flawless and allows accurate focus.

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          2.0

          High Value or Ripoff?

          By TV Sterling

          from Northern California

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

          I bought an equivalent Camera Loupe for my D-300 for 30.00; Good name brand, A Vivitar. I see no real difference in quality despite claims of superior optics etc by Kinoptik. Certainly not a 120.00 difference. In fact the simple inclusion of a focussing eyepiece on the Vivitar makes the expensive diopter lens set for the Kinoptik unnecessary. In this the Vivitar is superior to the Kinoptik even at the lower price. I did not appreciate the nasty suprise of 45.00 more for this lens set. There are few loupes out so far for the Blackmagic Pocket Cine Camera so I was forced to buy the Kinoptik. It was not a good value in my opinion although it does it's job. In my opinion the special diopter lens set is an out & out ripoff. Wait for more competition if you can.I would not recomend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          amazing, absolutely needed!!!

          By ShootSharp

          from Paradise, Ca

          Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

          if yqoqu own a BMPCC, you need this. i love mine and take it with myq camera everywhere. the magnet the holds the screen on is super strong, and the glass is clear. comes with 2 frames in case one wears out or you screw up on installing the first one

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          5.0

          No issues.

          By Bluespider

          from California

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

            The magnetic lock is cool but putting on the metal peice to the camera was a little challenging. Mine was just slightly off covering the blackmagic pocket screen but isn't much of a problem. I can still see. Not perfect but it does what its supposed to. Great tool for the price. Comes with a nice soft eye peice for a nice comfort.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Diopter not included

            By Polardiscoball

            from Inuvik NT Canada

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

            If you wear glasses be sure to purchase the diopter kit that IS compatible with the BlackMagic LCDVFBM model

            Kinotehnik 37mm Close-Up Lens Kit

            http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/899485-REG/Kinotehnik_lcdvf3clens_37mm_Close_Up_Lens_Kit.html

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            4.0

            A bit expensive, but a great tool

            By gigerback

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

            This viewfinder is a very valuable tool for the BMPCC, almost a necessity, especially if you're shooting outdoors. It's easy to assemble and use, and does provide a larger, clearer image for focusing and framing. I would have given it 5 stars, but it doesn't seem to me that it should cost $.

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            5.0

            Lightweight, non-electric, easy to use

            By Tat

            from Ardmore, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

                This is an excellent accessory for the BMPCC. Not only is it lightweight and requires no electrical connections, it provides three-point support for handheld shots. The connection via a magnetic strip is genius. With the attached lanyard, it is easy to remove it and use the BMPCC viewfinder for some shots, then put it back on for critical work. I wear glasses and could use the viewfinder easily, though the image was a hair soft. Without my glasses, the screen was sharp. I have ordered the diopters to use with my glasses, though they are not absolutely necessary.

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                5.0

                really helps.

                By Steve

                from New haven

                Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

                Pretty easy to apply the pre-glued magnetic frame. Practice first as the directions say. The viewfinder feels solid when it is attached. This device really helps when focusing in sunlit situations given that the bmpcc LCD is USELESS in the sun. I had also devised my own hood for mere pennies before this gadget was released. And it worked well. However, there is nothing like using a viewfinder for complete assurance that you have gotten the best focus. And since there is not one to be found on the bmpcc, this is a no-brainer. I am very happy they released this thing and was surprised that it was not priced as to take advantage of the bmpcc owners who are desperate for this solution. Thank you Kinotehnik!
                One small thing.... The bag it comes with is too small to effectively fit the viewfinder. Oh well. :)

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                2.0

                Bad

                By Di

                from TN

                Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

                Doesn't hold well

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                5.0

                A product that works

                By ColinKiwi

                from Toronto

                Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVFBM LCD Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

                Very pleased with this viewfinder, I am using it with a number one diopter and magnification and focus are just right with my Black Magic Pocket Cinema. It is important to me that it is lightweight and
                easily detachable though before buying it I had my doubts about magnets and yes you could knock it off the back of the camera if you were on an intense shoot but it works well. I have no issues with quality of construction either. All in all a satisfying product.

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