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Alphatron EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder

B&H # ALEVF MFR # EVF-035W-3G
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You Pay: $1,395.00
Product Highlights
  • 3.54" LED Backlit LCD
  • 24-Bit RGB 960 x 640 Resolution
  • Waveform & Vectorscope via Update
  • 500 Nit Brightness / 1000:1 Contrast
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 160 x 160˚ Viewing Angle
  • SDI and Mini-HDMI Inputs and Outputs
  • Loop Out / Conversion Out
  • Adjustable Diopter / Manual Lens Shutter
  • Advanced Features Including 3G Level A/B

The Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder features a 3.54" LED-backlit LCD and displays 24-bit RGB at 960 x 640 resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Brightness is at 500 nit and contrast ratio at 1000:1. The viewing angle is 160 x 160°. The unit comes equipped with an adjustable diopter and a manual lens shutter for protection of the LCD. A 6" D-tap cable is included.


Connections consist of SDI and mini-HDMI inputs and outputs, a phone jack for calibration and a USB port for software upgrades. You can loop out from both SDI and HDMI and perform conversion out from HDMI to SDI. (If your camera has a mini-HDMI port, like many cameras do, then you will need a mini-HDMI to mini-HDMI cable to connect the camera to this viewfinder.)

Adjustable features include Brightness, Contrast, Color Temperature, Sharpness, various Scan modes, Markers, User Aspect Zoom, and Blue Gun. Professional features available are 3G Level A/B, Audio Meter, Time Code, Range Error, Zebra, Luma y' Zone Check, Focus Assist, and Internal Colorbar and Pluge Pattern.

The viewfinder has a lightweight magnesium housing and can be powered by an optional battery or DC power supply.

Note! You can upgrade this EVF with Waveform & Vectorscope functionality via a free V0.6 firmware update from Alphatron's website.

3.54" LED-backlit LCD
  • Displays 24-bit RGB at 960 x 640 in 16:9
  • Features an adjustable diopter and manual shutter
  • SDI and mini-HDMI in /out and HDMI to SDI conversion
  • A range of focus features include Zebra and Focus Assist
Display 24-bit RGB LED backlit LCD / 3.54" (9 cm)
Resolution 960 x 640
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Brightness 500 nit
Viewing Angle 160° / 160°
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Inputs mini-HDMI x1
3G/HD/SD-SDI x1
Phone jack x1 (for calibration)
USB x1 (for software upgrades)
Outputs mini-HDMI x1
HD/SD-SDI x1
Material Magnesium housing
Power External DC 6-15V power cable (included)
NP-F battery (not included)
Weight 1.06 lbs (.48 kg)
Alphatron EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder
  • D-Tap Cable (6" / 15 cm)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Alphatron Broadcast ElectronicsEVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder
     
    4.3

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (7)
    • Highly compatible (6)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Improves performance (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (5)
      • Complex projects (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (5), Professional artist (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Highest res/bad diopter/HDSDI-yes

      I have used this with a Canon C-300 and Canon 5D Mark III.The resolution is what I needed. It's 1/4 of a 1920x1080 signal.I was disappointed with the diopter. No one else...Read complete review

      I have used this with a Canon C-300 and Canon 5D Mark III.The resolution is what I needed. It's 1/4 of a 1920x1080 signal.I was disappointed with the diopter. No one else mentioned this problem. I need reading glasses close up, but only a 1.5. But this viewfinder diopter did not allow me to focus on the screen. Even the cheapest viewfinders allow this. My solution was to remove a lens from reading glassess and affix it in front of their lens. Presto! It works! Can Alphatron produce this viewfinder with different lenses? Mine was a $10 fix but still annoying.I totally appreciate the HDSDI input. This is realtime with no lag. The HDMI input has a bit of lag like any HDMI. I really think they got cheap on the HDMI mini connectors. Why not just use the full size HDMI connector? I do like the pass through from HDMI to HDSDI. This allows me to use my broadcast production monitor with my 5D Mark III.The menus could use further refining.Avoid buying the Alphatron mount. It worked fine until it broke. A major design error...I really like the corner Waveform Monitor. The Vector scope is of limited use at this size. But overall a useful feature.Having said all of this, it is the closest thing to the viewfinder on my PMW-350-Still the best.My 4 stars is because it is still the best third party EVF as of May, 2013.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not great

      I was fully prepared to like this. However...
      It's cheaply made. Lots of plastic. This won't survive the rigors of shooting.
      You can't adjust the diopter enough to make...Read complete review

      I was fully prepared to like this. However...
      It's cheaply made. Lots of plastic. This won't survive the rigors of shooting.
      You can't adjust the diopter enough to make it work. My Sony RX-100 III has a diopter adjustment that works better than this.
      It only displays HD signals, not 4K. Had everything else been in order, this wouldn't have mattered so much.

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      5.0

      Best of its kind

      By Maravillain

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

      This is just a perfect viewfinder. It's really hard to find a viewfinder having all your needs. SDI, HDMI inputs/outputs allow me to go with all veriaty of industry standart cameras. In addition looping to another monitor makes my AC happy. Shutter lock is an awesome feature to have.

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      2.0

      Not great

      By rstadds

      from West Hollywood, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

          I was fully prepared to like this. However...
          It's cheaply made. Lots of plastic. This won't survive the rigors of shooting.
          You can't adjust the diopter enough to make it work. My Sony RX-100 III has a diopter adjustment that works better than this.
          It only displays HD signals, not 4K. Had everything else been in order, this wouldn't have mattered so much.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Cadillac of EVF's

          By Erin

          from Chandler, AZ

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

            I held out on purchasing this for my FS700 for too long. I have no complaints with this product at all. It's super sharp and has all of the bells and whistles you can ask for. I especially like the little waveform monitor you can have on in the corner. The one bit of past criticism about this EVF was how it you left the lens shutter open outside on a sunny day, it would burn the LED in a matter of seconds. Alphatron has remedied this by adding a special lens that prevents this from happening. It's the best EVF out there, hands down!

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One of the best

            By Noah_M

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Large

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

            One of the best EVFs I've owned.

            Pros:
            -Amazing display.
            -Great features
            -Plenty of custom options
            -SDI/HDMI compatible.
            -Lightweight (without battery, P-Tap power supply)
            -Sun-protected in case you forget to close the shutter.

            Cons:
            -Larger than expected- not much of a con for me, but compact seems to be the trend and it could be for some.
            -I find the button arrangement on the side odd, seeing as "2" is placed above "1", and "4" above "3"...if that doesn't make sense, look at the photos.

            But I'm nitpicking at this point, it functions wonderfully!

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            awesoem product

            By shadow magic films

            from Taipei, Taiwan

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

                its mainly for the Sony F5, and compare with the sony VF, it's very close, and the image quality is hard to tell the difference but at 35%-40% of the price. it's a great buy!!

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                • No

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Highest res/bad diopter/HDSDI-yes

                By Cameraman Ed

                from McLean, Virginia

                About Me Business Owner, Freelance Cameraman

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Hdsdi
                • Resolution

                Cons

                • Alphatron Mount
                • Diopter
                • Hdmi Mini

                Best Uses

                • Broadcast Video
                • Professional Video

                Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

                I have used this with a Canon C-300 and Canon 5D Mark III.The resolution is what I needed. It's 1/4 of a 1920x1080 signal.I was disappointed with the diopter. No one else mentioned this problem. I need reading glasses close up, but only a 1.5. But this viewfinder diopter did not allow me to focus on the screen. Even the cheapest viewfinders allow this. My solution was to remove a lens from reading glassess and affix it in front of their lens. Presto! It works! Can Alphatron produce this viewfinder with different lenses? Mine was a $10 fix but still annoying.I totally appreciate the HDSDI input. This is realtime with no lag. The HDMI input has a bit of lag like any HDMI. I really think they got cheap on the HDMI mini connectors. Why not just use the full size HDMI connector? I do like the pass through from HDMI to HDSDI. This allows me to use my broadcast production monitor with my 5D Mark III.The menus could use further refining.Avoid buying the Alphatron mount. It worked fine until it broke. A major design error...I really like the corner Waveform Monitor. The Vector scope is of limited use at this size. But overall a useful feature.Having said all of this, it is the closest thing to the viewfinder on my PMW-350-Still the best.My 4 stars is because it is still the best third party EVF as of May, 2013.

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                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                solid choice for my F3

                By Flaca Productions

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Network News Freelancer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Performance
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Poor Power Jack Location

                Best Uses

                • Network News Sit-downs

                Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

                on my sony F3 - solid build. picked it due to SDI bnc's. sharp focus in the center of screen but seems to fall off juuuust a bit on the edges. peaking and zebras, etc. very useful.

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                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                What I've been looking for.

                By Azbuzz

                from Salt Lake City

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Pros

                • Highly Compatible
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

                  I use the Alphatron with my f3. I had a Zacuto evf before the alphatron and the Alphatron is FAR superior to the Zacuto.

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                  • No

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  very good

                  By bref SYDNEY

                  from SYDNEY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

                    great as a monitor and evf, have used the hdmi to sdi loop thru and works great. peaking focus assist works well.would prefer it was a little more robust and not as plastic

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    FANTASTIC evf

                    By AVROFILMVIDEO

                    from Australia

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Pros

                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

                      The Best EVF out there.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      still not the holly grail

                      By Olivier Biron

                      from Montreal

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Alphatron Broadcast Electronics EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder:

                          Ok this may be the best viewfinder out there at the present moment
                          if you are on a budget you may want to take a look at the zacuto.

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