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VaravonMulti Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Compact (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Good video quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Video (8)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Sports/action (3)
  • Weddings (3)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Varavon = quality and versatility

From the packaging to the build this product is great! I used with both my 5D mkii and mkiii and with the feature of moving the plate it is easy to adjust from one...Read complete review

From the packaging to the build this product is great! I used with both my 5D mkii and mkiii and with the feature of moving the plate it is easy to adjust from one camera to the other. I never use both at the same time so this option was a must for me instead of buying two separate viewfinders. The feature for low angle shooting is great, never thought I'd use it that much but work perfectly! It adds another level of story telling. the Eye cup is great not to hard nor soft and the build quality like i mention is up to my high standards.Another great feature is the base plate has a mount for the tripod mount and with the lock hole available its more sturdy and stays in place than if I just mount the camera to the tripod mount. All in all this is a MUST to ensure quality and better the work flow! Highly recommend to anyone!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Features - Bad (Non-Existent) Customer Service

I have two of these, with their most important feature for me being the waist level finder capability - which I need for what/how I shoot, and really like. By the way,...Read complete review

I have two of these, with their most important feature for me being the waist level finder capability - which I need for what/how I shoot, and really like. By the way, they are not that bad as to overall build quality and features, in my opinion.

I bought a new one and a used one, and had to repair and modify the used one, and needed a part (which I never was able to get). I found a work-around for the missing part.

Their big weakness, from my perspective, is that if you need help or support you are totally on your own. I called and e-mailed the US rep, and also emailed Varavon directly in Korea - with no response whatsoever from anyone.

One small buyer caveat: check the base carefully as one type has arca grooves cut in it (you need a 60mm clamp to hold it securely) and the other has no grooves (you need to add an arca plate to the bottom to use it, which makes it thicker). I have both types and much prefer the former. I've attached photos of each clamp area.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good Features - Bad (Non-Existent) Customer Service

By BobP

from Seattle, WA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

      I have two of these, with their most important feature for me being the waist level finder capability - which I need for what/how I shoot, and really like. By the way, they are not that bad as to overall build quality and features, in my opinion.

      I bought a new one and a used one, and had to repair and modify the used one, and needed a part (which I never was able to get). I found a work-around for the missing part.

      Their big weakness, from my perspective, is that if you need help or support you are totally on your own. I called and e-mailed the US rep, and also emailed Varavon directly in Korea - with no response whatsoever from anyone.

      One small buyer caveat: check the base carefully as one type has arca grooves cut in it (you need a 60mm clamp to hold it securely) and the other has no grooves (you need to add an arca plate to the bottom to use it, which makes it thicker). I have both types and much prefer the former. I've attached photos of each clamp area.

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      5.0

      fits on GH4 with cage.

      By Steve K

      from California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Video Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

        I've used the Varavon with my Panasonic GH4 and it fits perfect when using the Fhugen Honu Video Camera Cage V2.0.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good, but does not fit GH4

        By Blue J

        from Spokane Valley, Washington

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

            This product appeared to be sturdy and heavy duty. Easy to attach camera, except this model does not align with the Panasonic Lumix GH4. Get the Zacuto GH3 Z-finder pro optical viewfinder instead. Works wonderfully and I use it all the time.

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            5.0

            Pricy but money well spent

            By tmuss

            from Illinois

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Poor Diopter

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

            Once properly adjusted it turned my T2i into a useable video cam. Well made and should hold up well. Only negative I can find would be a less than ideal diopter.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great must have for any pro video/photo

            By traveler

            from nyc

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Video Quality
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

              use pro video/photography
              the great thing about it is it really helps with follow focus and really pulling a sharp image every time from the downward looking position to looking through the optic. really solid design nose bag too.

              the not so great thing about it is ?

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              5.0

              Funcional

              By Juan Gonzalez

              from Ecuador

              Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

              Muy buen accesorio versátil muy práctico en mi Canon 5D tiene un acople inmejorable.

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              4.0

              Great Product

              By Green Cheese Media

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

                This is a great device. I thought about buying a cheaper product, but this one proved to be the best as it affixes securely to the camera without some kind of cheesy rubber bands or magnets. It feels totally solid and does a great job. My only complaint is that it blocks the battery door and each time I need to put in a new battery on the T3i, I have to remove it from the camera.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works great

                By Aspiring Filmmaker

                from Norcross, GA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

                Played with this some and works very well. The removeable eyepiece and top flap are very nice features.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Very versatile product

                By SteveD

                from Palm Beach, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Video Quality
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Diopter Adjustment

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

                I am using this viewfinder to shoot video with both a Canon 7D with battery grip and 5D MII. The best part of this product is the versatility to move it from camera to camera. With the included wrenches the unit quickly adjusts and fits snug.
                The only thing that could be improved is the diopter adjustment. Other than that the product is well built and is worth every penny.

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                3.0

                Varavon Viewfinder for DSLR

                By The British Photographer

                from Fort Myers, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Flexible
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Poor Image Quality

                Best Uses

                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

                I just used this item on it's debut Wedding Video shoot. It fits my 5D MkIII very well, feels sturdy and well built. If I had a couple of 'cons', I'd mention the top door, which flipped up constantly whenever my camera strap brushed it, and the optics seemed a little less sharp (more 'hazy') than I expected for the price. It does feel more durable than the more budget Cavision equivalent on my other body though, and I like the option to lift the whole camera (for above-the-crowd shots), whilst looking through the inverted eyepiece.

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                3.0

                nice but....

                By Riccardo

                from Italy

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • View From The Top

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Overpriced

                Best Uses

                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

                Obviously the best thing of this viewfinder is the possibility to watch your lcd even from the top of the camera. But the construction it's not so good for the price you pay. Novertheless it's worth buying if you use slider with your dslr.

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                5.0

                Varavon = quality and versatility

                By Javier Santiago

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Fit

                Cons

                • Anodized Sections Chip

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video

                Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

                From the packaging to the build this product is great! I used with both my 5D mkii and mkiii and with the feature of moving the plate it is easy to adjust from one camera to the other. I never use both at the same time so this option was a must for me instead of buying two separate viewfinders. The feature for low angle shooting is great, never thought I'd use it that much but work perfectly! It adds another level of story telling. the Eye cup is great not to hard nor soft and the build quality like i mention is up to my high standards.Another great feature is the base plate has a mount for the tripod mount and with the lock hole available its more sturdy and stays in place than if I just mount the camera to the tripod mount. All in all this is a MUST to ensure quality and better the work flow! Highly recommend to anyone!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AWESOME VIEWFINDER!

                By KC Video

                from Overland Park, Kansas

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Varavon Multi Finder LCD Viewfinder Uni Set:

                    I have a Canon 5D that I use to shoot video. This viewfinder is excellent for exterior shooting. It is easy to use, sturdy and offers excellent clarity. I'd highly recommend for anyone shooting in sunlight situations. I had another brand previously that didn't work nearly as well. It was difficult to attach and the rubber seal would fall off all the time. I am very happy with this purchase!

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