Dot Line Swivi Foldable LCD Viewfinder

Dot Line Swivi Foldable LCD Viewfinder

Dot Line Swivi Foldable LCD Viewfinder

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Product Highlights

  • Optical LCD Viewfinder for DSLRs
  • Fits 3" Standard & Swivel LCD Screens
  • 3x Magnification with Focusable Lens
  • Flips Up for Direct View of LCD
  • Adjustable Diopter
  • Lightproof Eyecup & Manual Shutter
  • Mounts to Camera's Tripod Socket
  • 3-Way Adjustable Mount Fits Most DSLRs
  • Arca-Swiss Compatible & 3x 1/4"-20 Female Threads
  • Viewfinder Quickly Detaches from Mount
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Dot Line CS-SWIVI/VF3 overview

  • 1Description

The Swivi Foldable LCD Viewfinder from Dot Line is an LCD viewfinder loupe designed for clear and stable video shooting with a DSLR camera. It provides a focusable 3x magnified view of the LCD and offers a comfortable, lightproof, rubber eyecup with adjustable diopter as well as an internal manual shutter to protect the LCD from sunlight. The eyecup can be adjusted for the left or right eye and the entire eyepiece easily flips up to provide a hooded "Standard Mode" direct view of the LCD.

A sturdy mounting plate attaches to the camera's tripod socket and is 3-way adjustable to fit most DSLRs. It is designed to fit a 3.0" LCD monitor with a 4:3 or 3:2 ratio. A rubber cushion protects the camera and the LCD screen. The mount is Arca-Swiss compatible to function as a quick release plate for easy mounting to and easy removal from an Arca-Swiss tripod head. It also provides three female 1/4"-20 threads for direct screw mounting to a tripod or other support device. The design of the mount allows the viewfinder to be quickly removed from the camera while the mount remains attached.

 

Provides a focusable 3x magnified view of the LCD monitor on a DSLR camera for stable and clear viewing when shooting video.
Eyepiece flips up for a shaded, direct view of the LCD monitor.
Fits flat or swivel-type 3.0" LCD monitors with a 4:3 or 3:2 ratio.
A rubber cushion on the viewfinder protects the camera and LCD.
Lightproof eyecup adjusts for left or right eye.
Adjustable diopter and manual shutter
Mounts to camera's tripod socket and is adjustable up/down, forward/backward, and left/right to fit most DSLR bodies.
Mount platform functions as an Arca-style quick release plate and features three female 1/4"-20 threads for placement on tripod or other support device.
In the Box
Dot Line Swivi Foldable LCD Viewfinder
  • Mounting Plate
  • Mounting Screw
  • 4 x Adjustment Screws
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Dot Line CS-SWIVI/VF3 specs

    Magnification 3x
    Compatible Monitors 3.0" Flat or Swivel LCD Monitor
    Quick Release Plate Arca-Swiss Type
    Eyecup Style Rubber, Adjustable Left or Right Eye
    Mounting Screw Holes 3x 1/4"-20
    Weight 1.05 lb (476 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 4.1 x 3.9"

    Dot Line CS-SWIVI/VF3 reviews

    Swivi Foldable LCD Viewfinder is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good for macro Purchased to enhance screen focusing for macro work. Easier to use than Hoodman already owned as it does not need to be handheld, and the eyepiece/magnifier flips up easily leaving a well-shaded screen readily used in bright sunlight. The device that holds the viewer in place is also an Arca-Swiss compatible base plate, and although that meant purchasing an Arca-Swiss style clamp (I have always used a 42mm square dovetail system), it is convenient. Attachment/removal of the hood & magnifier from the camera baseplate is quick and easy, slides into place and locks with a thumb screw. Only disadvantage is the bulk, but that is inevitable.
    Date published: 2015-03-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but not for rail systems The instructions were a joke, but a Youtube video made things easy. The viewfinder allows us to focus with ease and is exactly what were seeking. However, we have a 5D on a shoulder/tripod mount rail system. Once this viewfinder is attached to the camera and on the rail system, the camera is about 3/8 off of its horizontal axis. Some rail system allow for some lateral adjustment to compensate, but neither of our systems do. We ended up cobbling the system with new parts and everything works ok.
    Date published: 2014-08-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I can see clearly now My intended use for this loupe is taking nature videos and stills. It has a large eye cup to block extraneous light. I like the built in shutter to protect the diopter lens. I'm a little skeptical of the quick release mechanism in how long it will last. It did not fit my M4/3 camera body until I added a spacer between the camera body and the mounting plate.
    Date published: 2013-12-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adjustability and precision Short on assembly manuals but works perfectly once installed. Solidly built, sharp finder, can be mounted on virtually any standard dslr camera body.
    Date published: 2014-10-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great price but no so good lens quality Great price but no so good lens quality
    Date published: 2016-11-24
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