SmallHD Sidefinder Accessory for 500 Series Monitors

SmallHD Sidefinder Accessory for 500 Series Monitors

SmallHD Sidefinder Accessory for 500 Series Monitors

B&H # SMSFAO500 MFR # ACC-500-VF5
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Product Highlights

  • Removable Optical Loupe
  • -2 to +4 Diopter Adjustment
  • Works with SmallHD 501 & 502
  • Accepts Optional EVF Solutions

SmallHD ACC-500-VF5 overview

  • 1Description

The SmallHD Sidefinder Accessory for 500 Series Monitors is an optical loupe that attaches to a SmallHD 501 or 502 on-camera monitor to create a flexible, hi-resolution EVF for virtually any camera. The optical loupe mounts on the 501 / 502, which causes the 501 / 502 to resize the image from 1920 x 1080 to 1366 x 768. This keeps the loupe a reasonable size, while still presenting you with a clear image with sufficient pixel density that individual pixels are not visible when used as an EVF. The loupe incorporates diopter adjustment from -2 to +4, which is a generous adjustment range for those of us that do not have 20/20 vision.

The loupe features a detachable bracket that features multiple 1/4"-20 mounting holes, and is designed to allow you to attach optional mounting systems such as an EVF mount, 15mm rod clamp, ARRI-type rosette, or a 1/4"-20- mounting arm.

The optical EVF loupe mounts onto the SmallHD 502 or 501, and features a high-grade friction hinge that allows you to turn the Sidefinder into a 5" on-camera monitor without needing to remove the optical loupe, but by just flipping the loupe out of the way.
The loupe incorporates a diopter adjustment from -2 to +4, which accommodates most camera operators that do not have 20/20 vision.
You can adjust the Sidefinder's field of view for approximately 40° (the default setting) to approximately 20°.
In the Box
SmallHD Sidefinder Accessory for 500 Series Monitors
  • Removable Mounting Bracket
  • Wireless Remote
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    SmallHD ACC-500-VF5 specs

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    Diopter Adjustment -2 to +4
    Field of View Approximately 20 to 40°
    Mounting 1/4"-20 Threaded mounting hole
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.732 x 7.559 x 3.858"

    SmallHD ACC-500-VF5 reviews

    Sidefinder Accessory for 500 Series Monitors is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect addition to the 502 monitor I would have given it four stars, but the manufacturer contacted me to offer additional parts that make it perfect (a small latch to keep the monitor closed when using the loupe) It is just the right monitor for many smaller camera operations, and an excellent accessory for the monitor we'll be using for almost everything
    Date published: 2015-12-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great add on to the 500 series It's a great little piece for any 500 owners, transforms it into a really high-resolution EVF even though the EVF only uses part of your 1080P display, though its still really high-res and you cannot see the pixels. Eye cup is really comfortable and soft
    Date published: 2016-05-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slick as...well it's pretty slick I'm using this along with the Connex HD to stream video from our copter. We'd been using a standard RC Hobby monitor so that in itself was pretty horrible. I had the SmallHD501 which I would keep in my pocket and plug into the camera to use the waveform. This was the straw that made me switch to connex transmission. It makes the 500 series essentially an daylight viewable monitor. Never had it so good. It's very straight forward to use. I have glasses and it can be used with them, but I use the diopter adjustment instead, and just hang my glasses around my neck. It's much more comfortable that way. The only downside I have with it is the mounting. There are accessory mounts all over it, and I had to resort to one of them, which I mounted to a quick release so I could click it off the tripod and take with me to the copter to make camera adjustments. The primary mounting point is exactly on the same plane as the part that stays with the monitor when it swings out. So...when it's screwed down to pretty much any surface, it makes it pretty hard to swing the monitor away from the Sidefinder. But like I said, there's another mounting point an inch away that works just fine. It's also a great small director's monitor now as it can be carried around when tethered to another Connex ground unit. So...Slick!
    Date published: 2015-10-07
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