This Letus Hawk Viewfinder for Canon 1D Mark IV (Aluminum) allows you to view the image on your Canon 1D's LCD display through a high-quality optical viewfinder with 2.75x magnification, providing a large, bright image for better focus and composition when shooting HD video. It's a dedicated viewfinder with a riser for use with the Canon 1D Mark IV.
The Hawk viewfinder is completely custom designed, using 3 lenses in 2 groups for a totally flat image with no warping or loss of sharpness on the edges of the image. The lens is adjustable from +1.5 to -2.5 to accommodate near- and far-sighted users.
The Hawk attaches to your Canon 1D without any modifications to the camera--it includes a camera plate as a standard feature. The plate threads into the tripod mounting hole on the bottom of your camera and is adjustable in X, Y, and Z directions for compatibility with a full range of current and future DSLR cameras. The plate is threaded on the bottom so you can attach your existing quick release tripod plates, base plates, etc.
Mounting the Hawk using any articulating arm is also optionally possible. This allows you to have nearly unlimited mounting options for situations where standard mounting is difficult or impossible. An optional micro articulating arm custom-milled from stainless steel is also available.
Optics are fully coated with the same anti-fogging coatings used in the Letus relay lenses and 35mm adapters, for the best color fidelity while eliminating issues with fogging.
A full range of optional Talon support rod systems include a quick release camera plate to take the place of the standard Hawk camera plate. This upgraded plate allows you to choose whether the Hawk viewfinder stays attached to your camera or to the Talon support rods. With this configuration, you can leave the Hawk on the support rods and quick-release your camera for taking still images through the DSLR's standard viewfinder. This is a great feature for those who need to switch from video to stills quickly.
- Designed for use with the Canon 1D Mark IV camera
- CNC milled aluminum housing
- Anodized and powder-coated housing
- Non-reflective internal housing
- 2.75x zoom factor
- +1.5 to -2.5 adjustable lens
- 3 custom lenses in 2 groups
- Fully coated optics
- Anodized aluminum lens housing
- Removable eye cup
- Talon basic camera plate for mounting
- X / Y / Z mounting adjustments
- 1/4 20 mount point for articulating arms
- No image distortion or edge softness