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Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras

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Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Fits Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X
  • Convert DSLR for Better Video Recording
  • 220% Magnification of 3.2" LCD Screen
  • AR Coated and Optically Corrected Lens
  • 40mm Lens with Silicone Rubber Eyecup
  • Bluestar Microfiber Eye Cushion
  • Flat Magnetic Mount for Easy Removal
  • 180° Flip Design for Either Eye
  • Splash & Dust Resistant
  • Powder-Coated Metal Body
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The LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras from Kinotehnik is an optical viewfinder used to shoot either photos or videos with better camera control, and view of 3.2" LCDs. It is an essential accessory that enables photographers to take advantage of the HD video features of Canon's EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X DSLR cameras.

At the heart of the LCDVF3C is an achromatic lens pair that consists of two optical components vacuum-cemented together to form a lens which is computer optimized to correct for chromatic aberrations. Its magnetic interface allows rapid mounting and removal without any wear and tear on the camera. All you need to do is apply the adhesive-covered thin metal frame to your camera body and from then on, it's a simple click-on / click-off solution to attach and remove the viewfinder.

Convert DSLR for Better Video Recording
Convert you DSLR camera body to capture steadier and more composed videos
220% Magnification of 3.2" LCD Screen
Magnify the 3.2" LCD screen of your Canon EOS 5D Mark III or 1D X by 220% for clear viewing
AR Coated and Optically Corrected Lens
Clearly view your LCD through the optically corrected, AR coated lens
Silicone Rubber Eyecup with Bluestar Microfiber Eyecushion
Use the smooth silicone rubber eyecup for the traditional feel of recording video, or attach the microfiber eyecusion for added comfort
Flat Magnetic Mount for Easy Removal
Apply the adhesive-covered, thin metal frame to your camera body and from then on simply click the viewfinder on or off your camera
Better Shooting in Direct Sunlight
Shoot in direct sunlight without distracting reflections or glare with the light-tight LCDVF
180° Flip Design for Either Eye
You can flip the direction of the viewfinder/eyecup so that it correctly wraps around either eye
Splash & Dust Resistant, Powder-Coated Metal Body
The quality construction and seals of the viewfinder are resistant to splashes of water and dust when attached to the back of the camera, keeping your view of the LCD clean and dust free
Magnification 220%
Aperture - Objective Diameter 1.6" (4.0 cm)
Material Body: Impact resistant ABS
Eyecup: Skin friendly silicone rubber
Eye Cushion: Bluestar microfiber
Universal Mount: Galvanized and powder coated metal shield
Weight 3.84 oz (110 g)
Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras
  • 2 x Mounting Frames
  • Microfiber Eyecup Cushion
  • Protective Neoprene Pouch
  • Lanyard
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • User Manual
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    KinotehnikLCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras
     
    4.3

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (26)
    • Lightweight (20)
    • Durable (10)
    • Compact (9)
    • Great picture quality (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Video (22)
    • Weddings (9)
    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Sports/action (7)
    • Wildlife photos (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (18), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (29)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    WORKS WITH VELLO Snap-On LCD Protector!!

    I owned one before for my Canon 5D Mark II and it works as advertised. But what to do if you want to use a screen protector with it? You'll love the way I...Read complete review

    I owned one before for my Canon 5D Mark II and it works as advertised. But what to do if you want to use a screen protector with it? You'll love the way I did.I need to be able to use BOTH, the LCDVF and the Snap-On LCD Screen Protector (B&H item# VESPGSC5D3). I called B&H but nobody knew the answer to that. So I had the "audacity" to try this... Well, I tested the "theory" myself using my Small HD DP-4 giant viewfinder to simulate the idea since I didn't have yet the actual LCDVF in hands...Turns out that the focus was perfect so I went ahead and ordered.Result: WORKED!! The LCDVF OR ANY OTHER VIEWFINDER OF THIS NATURE has a FOCUSING tolerance of 1/2 inch DISTANCE so it won't matter if you use the LCDVF as the manual says or with things in between the LCDVF anf the camera's LCD. How to SETUP: 1-Install the Vello B&H # VESPGSC5D3 on the camera's LCD, read the instructions..2- Place the LCDVF's metal magnetic frame on the already installed Snap-On LCD Screen Protector insted of placing it directly on the camera's LCD.3- To remove the LDCVF from the camera, gently pull it out + downwards, not straight at you so you won't lift the Snap-On LCD Screen Protector because if the magnets. Note that the Snap-On LCD Screen Protector is installed at the camera;s viewfinder therefore the bottom will lift. It's just common sense...To remove everything from the camera. Remove the Snap-On LCD Screen Protector and everything is gone! All you see is the camera's bare LCD screen!I'm so glad that I don't have to place that nasty sticker from the LCDVF's metal frame directly onto my Mark III's LCD as it will be a nightmare to remove when I had to take it off to sell my 5D Mark II.So there you have it! Place the LCDVF when shooting video and remove when you are shooting stills THUS having a full LCD UV GLASS protection!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good product for the price

    This viewfinder is great for the price, but it's not wonderful. If you want an LCD and don't want to shell out a couple [$]- this is your best bet. I love...Read complete review

    This viewfinder is great for the price, but it's not wonderful. If you want an LCD and don't want to shell out a couple [$]- this is your best bet. I love it and will say it's become an absolute must for me when filming on my MKIII. It allows you to obtain a much more balanced image while filming - worries about fine tune focusing and exposure are all set aside when you have this to look through. The biggest downside to this product are the weak magnets. The viewfinder is easily bumped off. Mine falls ALL the time. It's durable, doesn't break when it falls... it's just not very adhesive.

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    5.0

    Good option for those not wanting to buy a monitor

    By Blade Runner

    from Seattle

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

      I contemplated buying a monitor for my 5D Mark 3, but they are pretty pricey and add a lot more weight. A monitor would be ideal, but sometimes cost and space are factor. This tool really helps to focus images and cut out sunlight outdoors.

      I saw this as another option for focusing and boy am I glad I bought it. It's pretty sturdy and light weight. I also put the magnet that came with out over my screen protector. It says you should not do this, but it worked anyway.

      If you are outside and don't have some shade to block sun your monitor becomes very hard to see. With this device, you can see just fine.

      It feels like it almost doubles the view finder size. It also makes you look a little more professional when shooting video, not that that matters, but people will come up to you and ask you about it.

      I would highly recommend this product. There really are no cons per se because it is relatively cheap to buy and really helps with focusing.

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      5.0

      works great

      By frontsidefoto

      from Smyrna, Ga

      Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

      Works great. Helps with focus and keeping the camera steady. It will fog up, but wipes designed for ski goggles took care of the problem. Glad I bought it!

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Lokomonia

      from Brooklyn, New york

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

        a simple and excellent product. doesn't take on the tripod bolt and leaves it free!

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        5.0

        It's just great!

        By Zoltan

        from NYC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

            Sharp, easy to use and compact.

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            4.0

            Very convenient and well built

            By Greg the DP

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Video

              Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

              I find that viewing any viewfinder with your eye actually making contact with the camera helps make "at one" with the camera. Helps steady the shots and of course focusing and shading from light and reflection. This viewfinder does all of this in the most simple and convenient manner. Just make sure that you put the lanyard around your neck or the viewfinder will inevitably fall off. I think this system is an improvement over models that have to be unscrewed or loosened to come off.One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the that the lack of diopter isn't a huge problem for folk who need a bit more magnification. The end of the viewfinder is treaded to accept a simple additional screw-on magnification lens. You can get a set of +1 through+4 lens for about $. Use the one that works best for yourself and forget the rest.

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              5.0

              Great Product!

              By Luke

              from Porto Alegre, Brazil

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Don´t Last Forever

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

              Use it a lot. Works seamlessly. The only thing is that, after 2 years of hard use, one of the magnets in the frame broke, but it works anyway.

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              3.0

              Is ok. The price is too high.

              By Guelo

              from Elizabeth, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Video Quality

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

              It fit perfect in the Camera.

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              5.0

              Great for use outdoors in the sun

              By Steve

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                I bought this for a wedding I shot that was completely outdoors, in August. The sun was bright rendering the LCD screen unviewable. This product helped me see everything clearly and maintain my focus. Make sure to use the included cloth eye guard though, without I found the viewfinder fogging up. Maybe me eyes are just too sweaty.

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                4.0

                Well made viewer

                By rrbruce

                from Linwood, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                    I use this viewer it shoot walking around video with my Canon 5D MKIII. The very strong magnetic attachment method works great for easy off and on. I would have given this viewer a full 5 stars if it had a diopter.

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                    5.0

                    Crisp Clear Image Proof

                    By saxopasolli

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Video Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                      I use the LCDVF mainly for photography, especially outdoors to be able to judge the pictures on the LCD of the Camera. Blocking out the surrounding light allows you to actually see the pictures as you would see them on your computers screen.

                      The magnets in combination with the metal frame mounted on the camera, ensured that the VF is secured in place while attached to the camera, so you don't even haf to hold it anymore. Yet it is fairly easy to remove to start shooting again.

                      The pricetag alone makes you aware that you are buying a high quality product and i can only agree to that. The lens used as well as the surrounding materials are all high quality and you actually can feel that quality by using the product.

                      It pushed my outdoor photography and is definitely worth every cent. No more outdoor photography with that little piece of gear!

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                      5.0

                      Great alternative to other finders

                      By The Guy

                      from Denver, CO

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                      This thing isn't high tech or advanced but it does the job. It is exactly what I expected in a lower priced finder. Screen looks good in it, adhesion frame is sturdy. Magnet is solid. Took it on the road for 11 days in Haiti, dropped it a couple times. Everything is still in tact and looking good. Recommended.

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                      5.0

                      Works nicely!

                      By Al

                      from California

                      Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                      This LCDVF makes focusing with the lcd screen much easier, especially in sunlight. The magnetic hold is solid, and feels like it while shooting; I like the third point of contact my eye provides for steady shots. I used a heavy book to help with adhesion of the metal plate. The price on B&H is great as well. I definitely recommend this to other videographers considering such a purchase.

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                      5.0

                      Only one I found fits canon 5D Mark iii

                      By MPD

                      from Winston-Salem, NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                        This is perfect for the Canon 5D Mark iii. I had bought one that fit the Mark ii before and didn't realize that the LCD screens were not the same size so I had to return it. If you have a mark iii, DO NOT get an LCD viewfinder for another camera, this is the one you should get!

                        I use my camera for video and it helps tremendously for stabilizing the camera while I shoot and it also helps with focusing and framing in various light situations. The quality is solid as well. So far, this is just what I need.

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                        5.0

                        Kinotehnik Viewfinder is Very Good

                        By Jimmy D

                        from Roanoke, Va

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Close Up In Live View
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                          I bought this viewfinder to help me learn about video. Its nearly impossible to see the on-camera viewfinder to focus for video and live view on the Canon 5D Mark III. I have a Microsoft Surface that I use for tethering to Lightroom, but it's too big for run and gun video. this viewfinder works pretty good so far. The quality is very nice and the magnet snaps into place with authority. I'm using it with the Vello Snap on LCD protector. I just mounted the metal plate on the screen protector and then the viewfinder snaps to it. Got the idea right here from a review on B&H. So far it works great. I will definitely recommend the combo.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent DSLR Video Tool

                          By Jonny Jump

                          from Salt Lake City, UT

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Camera Fall

                          Best Uses

                          • Dslr Video Lcd Viewfinder
                          • Video

                          Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                          I shoot mostly video on my Canon 5D Mark III. I had researched a bunch of view finders before buying this. I was pretty sold on the Zacutto, but decided to rent it before buying and I'm glad I did. It felt to heavy and clunky, plus it wasn't easily removable. I also looked at the Varavon viewfinder. I liked the idea of that one because it is easily removable and has a flip-up back so you can easily use it for low angle shooting or as a sun shield. I didn't rent it but decided on the LCDVF3C because it came highly recommended from a fellow DSLR video shooter. I've been using it for a couple weeks now and like it so far. I like how easily it attached to the back of the camera with the magnetic connection, easily attached or separated. It seems to be spot on for magnification and clarity. It does not focus but doesn't seem to need that. One downside that hasn't been a problem yet, but could be, is the chance of dropping the camera. I say that because with the LCDVF3C lanyard wrapped around my neck and the viewfinder attached to the camera it kind of feels like the camera strap and I've caught myself a few time about to let go of the camera thinking it will dangle from my neck. That would be a big mistake as the magnetic connection would definitely not hold that weight and the camera would fall to the ground. I really hope that never happens, but I've almost done exactly that a handful of times.

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                          5.0

                          Kinotehnik for Canon 5d Mark III

                          By E

                          from Stafford, VA

                          Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                          have you ever tried filming outside on a bright day and couldn't see lcd screen to pull focus ? Well since I got this viewfinder, I don't have that issue anymore. It looks great on my 5d mk 3, easy quick install. I recommend this to any videographers.

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                          5.0

                          gotta have it for shooting video

                          By Kevin

                          from Pittsburgh, Pa

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                            Great viewfinder. I am a DSLR cinematographer. I use this on my Canon 5D Mark III. now confidently capturing sharp video is a breeze. The mounting system is nice. the mounting plate adheres to the camera snuggly. the VF pops on and off effortlessly. The image magnification is just right. And I love the soft cover that goes over the eyepiece. overall I am very pleased with this viewfinder.

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                            5.0

                            GREAT idea!

                            By Annie

                            from Canada

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Video Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                              Perfect for focusing while I shoot video. It add a point of contact for more stability. Love IT!

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                              4.0

                              Good product for the price

                              By Bob

                              from San Diego, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                              Reasonably cheap and good quality. May not have all the features of other more expensive viewfinders, but you get what you pay for.

                              Very satisfied so far.

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                              5.0

                              Works Great!

                              By Mike the Photographer

                              from Bristow, VA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Kinotehnik LCDVF3C 3.2" LCD Viewfinder for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                                I use this to get better manual focus shooting video with Canon 5D Mark III and also to helo view pictures on hte LCD in bright sunlight. It works grea to magnify the image for focusing and shielding the screen from the sun. For the price I can't say anything really negative about it, works perfect for my purposes.

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