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ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate

B&H # IKVL5KITE6 Mfr # VL5-KIT-E6
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You Pay: $224.10
Product Highlights
  • 800 x 480 Ultra Wide LCD Panel
  • Peaking With Silver Outline
  • Blue Gun Monitor Calibration
  • IKBP5E6 Battery Adapter Plate
  • Anti-Glare Screen
  • RGB-Stripe Color Arrangement
  • LED Backlit
  • Sun Visor & Sun Hood Included

The VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate from ikan is a field monitor kit equipped with a 800 x 480 resolution and 600:1 contrast ratio providing a clear picture. With an HDMI input, this versatile field monitor is easy to use. The peaking feature helps to adjust the focus control ensuring optimal focus while the Blue Gun makes certain the image you're seeing on the monitor is exactly the same color that your camera is shooting. The VL5Kit 5" Field Monitor also comes equipped with a switchable aspect ratio, RGB adjustability, and 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p signal input. Please note the minimum frame rate that the monitor supports is 25 fps.

Peaking
The VL5Kit is equipped with both Monochrome and Color Peaking features, which highlight the desired focus area in a bright, silver outline. The operator adjusts the focus control until the silver indicator outlines on the desired area are razor sharp, indicating optimal focus. For the best results, be sure the subject is properly exposed.
Blue Gun
Blue Gun allows you to quickly calibrate your monitor to ensure the image you're seeing on the monitor is exactly the same color that your camera is shooting. It does this by isolating the blue color and when displaying a set of standard NTSC color bars, a set pattern will emerge allowing for precise calibration.
Additional VL5 Features
•Under Scan
•Aspect Ratio Guides
•Tint
•RGB Adjustable
•Switchable 16:9 & 4:3 Aspect Ratios
• Signal Input: 480i/p 576i/p 720p 1080i/p
Aspect Ratio 16:9 / 4:3
Brightness 400cd/m²
Resolution 800 x 480
Frames Per Second (FPS) Minimum: 25

Note: this monitor does not support 24fps
Contrast Ratio 600:1
Viewing Angles Horizontal: 150°
Vertical: 130°
Inputs HDMI
Screen Size 5" (Diagonal)
Power Requirements Operating Volts: DC 5 to 16V
Power Consumption: 4.2 Watt
Surface Treatment Anti-Glare
Backlight LED
Color Arrangement RGB-stripe
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.3 x 3.6 x 0.6" (134 x 91 x 16 mm)
Weight 0.33 lb (150 g)
ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate
  • 100-240V AC Adapter
  • Sun Visor
  • Shoemount
  • Sun Hood for VL5
  • BP5 Canon LP-E6 Battery Plate for ikan Monitors
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ikanVL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate
     
    3.7

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Primary use:
          • Business (4)

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        3.0

        Its OK

        By Frankl

        from Sweden

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality

        Best Uses

          Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate:

          Does what it is supposed to do

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          3.0

          Not bad at all...

          By reINVENT Studio

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate:

          I use it with my 7D for monitoring and a step up from the built in Canon LCD. Dont expect much if youre looking for a Hi Res result with this product. For my needs it does its job, a little flimsy but for the price it works.

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          4.0

          Works Perfectly For My Purposes

          By PK

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No Battery Level

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate:

          I'm using this on top of my motorized gimbal for framing my moving video shots. Since the gimbal blocks my camera screen, I use this monitor to frame my shots and check focus. It puts my view perfectly at eye level. The screen is clear, crisp and gives very accurate color, even in bright light outdoors. The battery life using my 5D mk II batteries seems excellent. What bothers me, however, is that there is no battery level gauge and there is a red LED battery indicator light that will always remain on when a battery is plugged in, draining the battery.It is not HD but the contrast and detail still enable me to pull focus quite well.For a mobile, on-location rig where damage is likely, this is a great value.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good monitor

          By Satnam Khalsa

          from Sterling, VA

          Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate:

          The picture quality is very good. The size of the screen is good for shooter mounting or on a tripod. For the price it is an excellent monitor.

          I gave it four stars because it has been very difficult to calibrate the color. The picture seems to always have a green bias. However this is not a deal breaker especially given the price.

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          2.0

          ok monitor with some flaws

          By Michael

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
          • Difficult To Set Up
          • No Documentation
          • Poor Connection Options
          • Poor Image Quality

          Best Uses

          • Videography

          Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate:

          This monitor is very affordable and for the price point you'll be hard pressed to find another quality monitor that also offers focus peaking, etc. I also love that it's lightweight. The negatives: the image quality isn't that great (a bit hazy/blurry/crystally). Also, it comes with NO INSTRUCTIONS WHATSOEVER! The battery pack is very hard to attach and feels cheap. And it also comes with NO BATTERY CHARGER OR BATTERY even when the item is listed as a "kit" which is misleading. Lastly, it's great to have focus peaking, but it's not the best & is a bit hard to use. Oh, and the sun hood that comes with it doesn't fit & there's no audio jack, which would've been nice. I'm keeping the item because I like it ok, but if I had to do it all over again I'd purchase a different one.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Compact Monitor that works with Canon!

          By Reel Media Studios

          from Virginia Beach, Virginia

          About Me Film Producer

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All Necessary Adjustments
          • Blue Gun
          • Compact
          • Full-screen With Canon
          • Lightweight
          • Lots Of Accesories
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • Plastic Battery Plate

          Best Uses

          • Movies
          • Shoulder Rig

          Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate:

          The ikan VL5 is a great little monitor. I use it on my shoulder rig with my Canon 60D. The DSLR scaling function works perfectly. Fills up the full screen. The image is a little soft and hard to focus with while recording, but that is primarily due to the fact that most Canon DLSRs drop to a 480p resolution while recording and using an HDMI monitor. Peaking helps but it's a little tricky to get used to. Also the battery plate is pretty weak. Piece broke off after second use. Still holds battery very firmly though!

          It has plenty of adjustment options and a blue gun so you can get your colors calibrated. It is also a very compact and cool looking little monitor, always a plus. All-in-all I am very happy with this monitor and would recommend it to buyers!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Good for framing but...

          By angel

          from los angeles

          About Me Business User

          Pros

            Cons

            • No Output Hdmi Port

            Best Uses

              Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate:

              loved the monitor as it was reliable, lightweight , portable, and versatile in its powering options in regards to using different type of batteries (provided that you buy the switchable battery plates)

              bang for buck its a great monitor for referencing your picture only.

              but the 2 cons i had about it was
              #1 the battery plates would easily slide off because of the lock in the back was kind of flimsy
              #2 i really put some strain on the monitor hdmi port and i eventually broke it. the hdmi port on the monitor got pushed into the unit. That was due to me using a hdmi cable with a swivel adapter and when i went to turn my monitor on a articulating arm it broke the port!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Great screen

              By Wheaty

              from Kansas City ks

              About Me Business User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Viewing Angles
              • Great picture quality
              • Small Footprint

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Movies

                Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate:

                Great field camera that uses the same batteries as my canon

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                A Must For Filming Video

                By Avner

                from Cooper City, FL

                About Me Pro photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good For Outdoors
                • Large Viewing Area

                Cons

                • Low Screen Resolution

                Best Uses

                • Filming Video

                Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with LP-E6 Battery Plate:

                Great for filming outdoors, easy to focus with the "Peaking" feature. It is fairly accurate especially where there is high contrast. It is very light and works very well with my Nikon D800, you can change the aspect ration to fit your settings on the camera. The only drawback is that the screen resolution, not high enough, the display does not produce a crisp view, higher resolution would have made a nice difference for focusing.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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