GGS DSLR 3X LCD View Finder Loupe

Yeah i'm here at the airport waiting for a flight, so why not cover a little blogging while i'm here? I received the GGS View Finder from this eBay seller just last night, and I have to say i'm pretty impressed. Well of course I didn't give it a second look when it was being offered for over $120 dollars, but now at it's current price, it's a sweet little loupe.

There is a diopter for those with less than perfect vision, the flip up part (which I thought was gimmicky) is actually very functional. No need to remove the view finder, and it still provides excellent shade from external light. The frame sticks to the LCD much like the other frames, but actually locks the View Finder in place with no Magnets. In order to remove it, you push a little release tab. So it doesn't fall off as easily.

The Frame is also an LCD protector, so theres a coating of glass with the frame. If you're curious the Blue Star cushion that fits the other view finder, also works perfectly on the eye cup which makes it even more comfortable.

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89 thoughts on “GGS DSLR 3X LCD View Finder Loupe

  1. Emm

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    @sluggsy - Not from this version. There are a few view finders for 5D Mark III but they will be $130+.

  2. Emm

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    @RichardC - All of these LCD View Finders will block glare from your screen, but what camera are you using? Different view finders work on different cameras.

  3. RichardC

    Emm, I need something to view the LCD screen when it's very sunny (and, consequently, when the screen is completely unviewable) tobe able to judge whether the polarising filter I'm using to darken the blue of the sky, is at the right angle. Will this item help do that?

  4. Ray Walton

    Thanks Emm for the helpful reply, assume then any adhesive left sticking to the LCD or camera body can be removed with a little nail polish remover or similar solvent.
    Well as that was all that was holding me back I will go ahead now and get myself one. Only about US$80 here in Thailand which is pretty good value I reckon.

  5. Emm

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    @Ray Walton - Yes it's possible to remove it without any problems to the LCD. If you want to remove it, take a piece of dental floss and work it in between the frame and your LCD. Then pull back and forth to cut through the adhesive. Mine has already been off for a few months.

  6. Ray Walton

    I still have not seen an answer to the question as to whether it is possible to remove the LCD protector and viewer mount WITHOUT damaging the camera itself. I have just brought a brand new EOS 5D MkII so do not want to end up devaluing it with damage around the LCD screen should I wish ever to sell it trade it in for say a MkIII in a year or two.

    Appreciate that once and if ever removed, a new LCD protector frame mount would be needed so assume these can be obtained should later I need to use this unit again or with another similar camera.

    Have seen similar LCD viewfinders that fix to the tripod mount on the camera and which can therefore be totally removed and refitted quickly and easily without damage to camera. Problem is these units I see are over US$200!!! Why should they be so much more expensive I wonder as this seems a far better solution.

  7. Ok, so for those of you wondering about the 60D, I've modded the 'Perfect' viewfinder to fit it. (Not sure if it's a rebranding or a copy of the GGS, but it works - although the top hinge feels a bit weak and the x3 view is WAY too much. I much preferred the view on my old x2.5 one - )

    The mod was easy and all it took was a knife and 15 minutes.
    This video explains it but doesn't show the finished mod because i need a second camera in order to film the back of my 60D so will film part 2 soon.

  8. Florin

    Do the screen mounts from this viewfinder or those from non-sticky alternatives like protect the camera's LCD from sunburn? or is there another budget viewfinder that does this?

    I am generally careful but better safe than sorry...

  9. @Gonso yes I just saw one!
    (From the seller 'jinfinance' in case someone is viewing this after the listing has been deleted.)

    Just got mine in the mail for my new 60D. I haven't stuck it on yet, really considering taking the screen protector off the mount so I can cut out the sides of the mount so there won't be any crop. The crop would really bother me, I shoot tons on a Glidecam and need to be able to see the screen from weird angles. :/

  10. Hi!
    I ordered my viewfinder and Im very happy with it. I also have another camera and I was wondering where to buy another screen protector so I can use the same viewfinder in 2 different cameras. Thanks!!

  11. ML

    Harsha and Keenan

    were you able to figure out how to attach the viewfinder/Loupe to the GGS LCD protector?


  12. Emm

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    @TomL - It's not the exact same aspect, so there will be cropping on each side. Also it requires a frame to stick on the LCD, so you won't be able to close the LCD screen.

  13. Emm

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    @Dan - You can contact the Blue Star company and ask them if they have resellers or distributors in your area. This is what the UK guys did and found someone local that carried their products.

  14. Dan

    @Emm, Thanks, I had a look on their website and it looks good. What was their shipping prices like? B&H wants something like $40-$50 to ship to West Australia. I can't justify spending that sort of money on shipping a small cushion.

  15. Emm

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    @Dan - The 7D is a 3" LCD. These don't have the 1mm crop issues with average LCD viewfinders. The wider LCD screens on T2i and 60D would experience a 1mm crop on each side.

  16. Dan


    Will you lose 1mm on all sides on a 7d? and if so is that with the entire unit on or with only the screen protector as well?

    Also what eye cushion did you buy for it. I'd like to get one as well.


  17. There's gotta be some way to work this with the GGS LCD Protector. You think that's possible? I might order the parts later this week and see what I can do.

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  19. Brett Sherman

    I bought one of these a few weeks ago. I love it. The snap on and flip open is a great feature set for my T3i. It cut off a minimal amount of LCD on the side, nothing to be concerned about. The problem is I got an email from eBay saying these are fakes, so I'm not sure you can get it anymore. There doesn't seem to be anything similar available, so I don't know how one copies a non-existent product. Perhaps an inscrutable seller of another style of viewfinder had eBay remove them. The 3X is too big IMHO, focusing would be easier on a 2X or at most 2.5X.

  20. Jonny F

    Hi, I'm a little confused- some are saying this works fine with 60D others are saying it will lose 1mm either side of LCD, which is correct?- are you saying that losing the 1mm is insignificant?, cheers all, great site!

  21. I've had this wonderful accessory for about three months now. I use it on my olympus epl1, which has a slightly smaller screen. It matches up perfectly on all sides but one, and I simply place some electrical tape where light comes in. I know that sounds a little janky, but bringing my camera to my eye really lets my creativity flow, and it really doesn't bother me at all. The reason I got it was because I love to use my legacy lenses and had a horrible time focusing in daylight with the lcd, especially with fast lenses. The Olumpus evf2 costs around 300 dollars, so 50 bucks spent on this guy was well worth it. The extra 250 bucks saved is going to go towards another MFT lens. Way worth it to me. :)

  22. bought one of these but my lovely wife brook the frame. do you know where o can buy a replacement frame.



  23. Emm

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    @maghoxfr - I know that viewfinder, and yes there will be a 1mm crop at each side if used on a T2i or 60D or T3i.

  24. I bought one for my 60d as I wear glasses and the design looked well constructed.

    I have found it easy to use, the screen protector is great even though you cannot leave the screen turned inwards. Best of all I can still wear my glasses (or use the diopter) when in use. I had originally thought the dioper would be a great feature but in practice have found that its a drag to keep taking my glasses on and off so just leave them on. The rubber on the eye piece is soft enough to allow me to keep my glasses on and still focus really well. Great product would definitely recommend this product. Got mine on amazon (UK) at a great price.

  25. Emm

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    @Tyler - it's just a cover that goes over the rubber cup. You need the rubber cup to put the cushion on.

  26. Sweet viewfinder, got this a few months ago and it is great, Using it with my t2i and Magic Lantern focus peaking, its awesome.

    A Problem however: I was shooting at a waterfall, and after a bit of scrambling over the rocks with the viewfinder in place, the eyepiece popped off and fell into the waterfall, sank quickly to the bottom, and was never seen again.

    Can I get one of the bluestar eyecushions to replace the one I lost, or is it just a cover? I am not totally clear on this.

  27. John

    GGS Viewfinder arrived today and da*n if I can't figure out how the lanyard attaches. Yes, it works fine on the 60D, as stated you can't flip and close the swivel screen.

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