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Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder

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Product Highlights
  • Live View Image
  • 1.4 Million Pixel Resolution
  • Fits Leica D-LUX 6 Digital Camera
  • Mounts to Hot Shoe
  • Tilts Up to 90º
  • Diopter Compensation

The EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder from Leica is specifically compatible with the Leica D-LUX 6 digital camera. It is an electronic viewfinder that offers a live view image in order to compose your shot in the manner of a DSLR camera. A resolution of 1.4 million pixels provides sharp and bright images, especially helpful when shooting in bright sunlight where composing on the LCD monitor creates strong reflections. The high resolution viewfinder will improve focusing, composition and shooting stability with the D-LUX 6.

The EVF3 attaches to the hot shoe mount on the D-LUX 6 and offers a 90º tilt for more comfortable viewing when shooting on a tripod or from waist-level. A soft rubber eye-piece for comfort and diopter compensation for users with eye glasses round out the features of this accessory which transforms the compact D-LUX 6 into a more practical and advanced camera. 

Fits Leica D-LUX 6 Digital Camera
Provides sharp and bright Live View image with 1.4 Million Pixel resolution.
Offers 90º tilt for improved viewing when used on tripod or at waist-level. 
Diopter Compensation for eye-glass users
Rubber eye-piece for comfort
Mounts to camera's hot shoe
Resolution 1.4 Million Pixels
Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    LeicaEVF3 Electronic Viewfinder
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Compact (7)
    • Good in low light (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (4)
      • Sports/action (4)
      • Low light (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Well worth the investment

      After using my D-Lux 6 for about a few weeks while traveling abroad, I decided that the viewfinder might be a useful addition, especially when shooting extreme closeup and when shooting in birght...Read complete review

      After using my D-Lux 6 for about a few weeks while traveling abroad, I decided that the viewfinder might be a useful addition, especially when shooting extreme closeup and when shooting in birght sunlight. In both cases, my shots have come out much better than expected. The same can be said for low-light/night time shots.

      What's particularly nice is the ability to adjust the focus of the eyepiece. I need about a third of a diopter correction and it's just enought to mis the focus on some shots when the lens is wide open or the subject is quite small. The other thing that is nice is you can still use the LCD panel. If it gets in the way, you can just flip it up.

      The only thing I wish is that the camera would fit inside its fitted leather case with the viewfinder in place. Alternatively, a nice matching leather case would have been nice, so I could simply attach it to the case or strap rather than carrying it in the small fabric bag that is supplied.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice added feature

      It is a nice feature, but the image inside the viewfinder is not great. It is good for bright outdoor conditions when the light conditions are too bright to see the LCD screen.

      It is a nice feature, but the image inside the viewfinder is not great. It is good for bright outdoor conditions when the light conditions are too bright to see the LCD screen.

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      5.0

      Works perfectly as described

      By Mike

      from Huntington Station, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Video Quality

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

      The EVF3 viewfinder adds much versatility to the Leica D-Lux 6 camera, particularly in bright light situations when the screen is a bit hard to see.

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      5.0

      Very helpful

      By FCBSociMark

      from Fairfax VA

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light

        Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

        As a full-frame DSLR user I'm much more in my comfort zone with a viewfinder than using the point-and-shoot type screen. Its also very helpful in bright light situations. I also like how the viefinder can tilt up. The diopter in the viuewfinderreally makes this small camera perform like a very advanced camera.

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        5.0

        Leica EVF 3

        By fotografr

        from Madison, WI

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

          I've used Leica EVFs on two previous cameras--the X1 and the X Vario, and thought them both to be very poor quality. This one is different. The high pixel count makes everything look crystal clear, and I love the way the fiewfinder tilts upward to 90 degrees. I leave this EVF on my D Lux 6 constantly.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Helpful Accessory for the Leica D-Lux 6

          By LightTrick

          from Milwaukee, Wi

          Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

          I was reluctant to spend the additional money to have this viewfinder for my D-Lux 6 but on bright sunny days in the snow it was great to have. I also like the ability to tilt the viewfinder so if I wanted to shoot from the ground up i could. It's bright, and the button on the back of the viewfinder makes it easy to switch back and forth between the cameras LCD and the viewfinder. I found it was easier to set the camera using the LCD and then switch to the viewfinder for shooting and making fine adjustments. In several situations the viewfinder added some stability when shooting video vs. holding the camera out in front of me while I try and find rhe right part of my eyeglasses through which to vide the camera LCD. I have been obsessed with my D-Lux 6 and this has been a worthwhile accessory. I have not yet found a case for the camera and the viewfinder. The Leica D-Lux 5 case has a compartment on the strap to hold its viewfinder but I'm not clear if the case for the 5 will fit the 6 and I'm not sure if I want a $[$] accessory swinning around on the strap.

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          5.0

          Excellent accessory to my Leica D-Lux 6

          By Raul Gonzalez

          from Mexico City

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

              At first I got disappointed because I could't see a clear picture through the viewfinder with my eye glasses but I realized that the diopter adjustment is extremely good. I could adjust it very easily. I like to use my glasses because I don't like to switch back and forth. I want to be able to use the rangefinder and also to be able to review the image on the LCD. You can use it either way: With or without your eye glasses. It's your choice. My camera now feels like a DSLR. As an obvious additional benefit, it has been very useful in bright daylight conditions.

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              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy to use

              By Jason Zhang

              from San Jose ,ca

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Poor Image Quality

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

              I use it when take video ouside the door.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Worth the money

              By Rel

              from Little Rock, AR

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

                  When I shoot, I prefer a viewfinder so when I purchased the Leica D-LUX 6 the viewfinder was part of my package. This add on is beautiful. The clarity and brightness of the finder is stunning.
                  I was a little worried that it might get in the way, but it's really nicely designed and doesn't bother me at all.
                  Well worth the additional money.

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                  5.0

                  Well worth the investment

                  By fngl51

                  from Okemos, MI

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

                    After using my D-Lux 6 for about a few weeks while traveling abroad, I decided that the viewfinder might be a useful addition, especially when shooting extreme closeup and when shooting in birght sunlight. In both cases, my shots have come out much better than expected. The same can be said for low-light/night time shots.

                    What's particularly nice is the ability to adjust the focus of the eyepiece. I need about a third of a diopter correction and it's just enought to mis the focus on some shots when the lens is wide open or the subject is quite small. The other thing that is nice is you can still use the LCD panel. If it gets in the way, you can just flip it up.

                    The only thing I wish is that the camera would fit inside its fitted leather case with the viewfinder in place. Alternatively, a nice matching leather case would have been nice, so I could simply attach it to the case or strap rather than carrying it in the small fabric bag that is supplied.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Nice added feature

                    By keyarc

                    from Nyack, NY/Vietnam

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Cannot Use Case
                    • Large
                    • Poor Image Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Bright Sunlight Condition

                    Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

                    It is a nice feature, but the image inside the viewfinder is not great. It is good for bright outdoor conditions when the light conditions are too bright to see the LCD screen.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent addition to the Leica D-Lux 6

                    By Stampy

                    from Lakewood, CO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Easily To Shoe
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Has Diopter Adjustment
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • EXPENSIVE

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor bright light

                    Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

                    For bright light situations, when the LCD looks "washed out", or those who just like a traditional view finder, this little device is great. What you see is bright, crisp, and contains all the control information that is on the LCD. A bonus is the thoughtful diopter adjustment for those who don't want to wear their eyeglasses. It's a hight quality product.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A must!

                    By Sky gypsy

                    from SFO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

                        Missed out on many "wonderful" shots resulting from inability to view subject in bright sunlight via camera monitor! Major disappointment....regretted not initially purchasing electronic viewfinder....do NOT make same mistake....pointing and shooting will only lead to "hitting" delete frequently......

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Outstanding addition to D-Lux 6 features

                        By Mike

                        from Dallas, TX.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Leica Case Will Not Fit

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Leica EVF3 Electronic Viewfinder:

                        This viewfinder is high quality. It is especially good for eyeglass use as it adjusts to correct vision for through the lens viewing. It gives the ccamera an SLR feel without the size and weight.

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