A new notice has been placed on the LCDVF website in response to the 'Clones'.
Please be aware that thre are some fake LCD viewfinder products out there utterly similar to our LCDVFs but the optics and construction used in these products is far inferior of the original!
The original LCDVFs use achromatic doublet lenses instead of a simple condenser lens to achieve uncompromized image quality.
Well here's a comment that just dropped in from Tonis. Tonis is the CEO of the original LCDVF, and he's talking about these LCDVF 'replicas' or 'clones' that are showing up on the market.
I'm Tonis from LCDVF, Estonia
This is a replica that resembles the original LCDVF.
These are not made with the same molds/tools or with the same sized magnets and even the materials are a bit different, the rubber eyecup smells for example and is not made of skin friendly silicone. The eyecup itself comes loose quite easily.
The lens is just a 2mm thick plano convex one instead of our double lens 8mm thick achromatic setup.
It also seems to have set at such focal length that it might burn the LCD screen when aligned with sun.
They use all our 3D renderings and photographs on the packaging and even our copy texts so we have a big time intellectual property infrngement here to deal with but as these are being made in China it takes a bit time before we will stop them. Till then we will file reports on all eBay sellers of this replica and fortunately eBay acknowledges our rights.
And yes it does not fit 550D, T2i and not even GF1 as often advertised. The LCDVF 3/2 is the only proper viewfinder for these Canon cameras. As will 16/9 be for the remaining others.
Well they say good things don't last long, and looks like the official LCDVF is trying to pull the plug on the whole ordeal. Granted it's going to take some time asking Chinese companies to stop selling outside of China, but eBay is very very quick to deal with anything that has to do with infringement. These LCDVF auctions available now on eBay can literally disappear faster than they appeared.