NEW: Kamerar QV-1 LCD View Finder Kit (QB-15 Quick Base)

New product announcement. Dedicated to manufacturing products for the budget filmmaker, Kamerar has made available a new consumer budget friendly QV-1 LCD View Finder that attaches to a baseplate through a unique Magnetic system.

After discovering dslr video consumers lacked options for a sub $80 dollar high quality view finder with professional features, we decided to focus on the QV-1 LCD View Finder product. We feel consumers will also be excited with the new QB-15 Quick Base system that will make attaching 15mm rails for accessories a breeze. - team Kamerar

*This view finder is not designed to work with very tall camera bodies like the 1D series, nor will it work with battery grips attached.

The QV-1 magnification is 2.5x, uses a flip up method to work as a sunshade or to access touch screen lcds, and has rotating diopter. The QV-1 slides directly into a magnetic slot behind the adapter plate, allowing easy mounting and dismounting from the camera body. Ships with a lanyard neck strap, microfiber cleaning cloth, adapter plate, and QV-1 view finder.


One interesting note that some may find useful is that the baseplate is similar enough in design that it can mount directly to a Manfrotto 701HDV Fluid Head, or to compatible quick release baseplate systems that support the Manfrotto 501PL.

Regardless, the QV-1 baseplate still offers an optically centered 1/4"-20 tripod hole for you to attach any Quick Release of your choice (including another Manfrotto if you so choose).

The more expensive QV-1 Kit includes a new QB-15 Quick Base Adapter that clamps 15mm Rails to the QV-1 baseplate (8" rails are included). This kit provides users with a very simple and cost effective way to add a set of rails to any camera.


For more information on these products check out the product page at

QV-1 LCD View Finder Kit
QV-1 LCD View Finder + QV-1 Kit with QB-15 Quick Base


78 thoughts on “NEW: Kamerar QV-1 LCD View Finder Kit (QB-15 Quick Base)

  1. Manu


    I have two questions,

    will it work with Sony A99?? and the other question is, when i mount this viewfinder on the camera, can i attach another thing under the camera? do i have another thread under?


  2. ak

    The problem with this model is you cant install it on a camera which already has a metabones adapter..has to be on a camera without an adapter. Wont work on my sony A7s

  3. Hi, and thank you for the prompt respond. I just purchased it at the local Kamerar re-seller here. I've uploaded couple of quick photos. These photos are not the highest quality, all I had with me was my lousy Galaxy Nexus, so forgive me for bad photo quality. I just wanted to show that QV-1 fits perfectly on Canon 7D LCD screen. Not a single button is covered, and there is no vignetting at all. As you're moving away from viewfinder, image gets distorted (naturally), but once you're looking through the viewfinder, I am assuring you, there is no image distortion at all. Quality glass optics inside give beautifully sharp reproduction and super vibrant colors. See gallery here:

  4. Emm

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    @meeya - I don't have a 7D to test, but the measurements are very clear on the product page. The "OD = outside diamter" is where the view finder would end up. If you measure the 7D and compare to the measurements, you can tell if it will block anything.

  5. meeya

    Hi, still no info on how it fits on Canon 7D? New one MagView by Kamerar is out and in 3 sizes. Kamerar recommends 4:3 for 7D. Could you confirm QV-1 is not covering buttons and not vignetting? Thanks!

  6. Dan P

    Being heavily far sighted I need to know: how may dioptres does it actually correct? Thanks to the gentle soul who will answer

  7. Mukki

    Thanks Emm. That looks modify-able to make fit.
    I am currently using the varavon uni that works fine on the pocket minus 3mm or so coverate on each end of the screen, just no quick release unfortunately.

    This is a really good cheaper solution for hot swapping between two bodies.


  8. Mukki

    can you be abit more specific as to why it won't fit the BMPCC? Baseplate cannot be moved forward enough to make the loupe sit flush to the body? is there enough meat on the plate to machine the extra length to fit?

  9. John

    I like the design. No bolts and nuts sticking out. I was wondering why would any one go for the V4. What the advantage of V4 over V1 one?

  10. Oskar Neuhold

    A "strong magnet" that close to the inner, electronic, working of the camera would concern me. Has this issue been addressed in any way with camera manufacturers?

  11. iain

    ok thanks Emm... will wait until they bring out the new baseplate... don't suppose you know how close that is?

  12. iain

    hi emm, would using this with the fhugen GH3 cage solve the problem of the adapter being too close to the body on the GH3?

  13. Emm

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    @Scott - Yes the rails are industry standard so it will mount with any dual rod clamp, follow focus, matte box, etc.

  14. Scott

    @Matt. Yeah I think I was the squeaky wheel that got the oil started with the base plates. Truth be told they agreed to sell me additional ones back when I placed my order. I also tried to convince them why it would be good for their business to offer those plates by them selves. 😉

    @Emm - I'm looking at getting the QB 15 as well but I'm curious are they a standard width apart and diameter? I've never had rails so am wondering if these are compatible with other accessories from other companies too, like matt boxes and follow focus, or are they proprietary?


  15. Emm

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    @Paul - Magnets are not healthy for CRT monitors not LCD screen. Magnets are not healthy for magnetic storage systems, but all cameras use solid state media like compact flash or SD cards. This magnet is harmless to cameras..

  16. I'm concerned about that magnet. Isn't it a bad idea to put a strong magnet right up there next to the LCD and all the electronics? Have you heard of any problems with that?

  17. Emm

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    @ben - I would contact them before making assumptions. I believe there is a return policy. Just send them an email.

  18. ben

    As many comments as there are in this thread, there was never a definitive comment confirming whether this view finder is compatible with the Panasonic GH2 or GH3 (although the question was asked several times). Also no where on the Photography & Cinema or Kamerar websites does it state if it works with the GH2 or GH3. In fact there is no compatibility list at all (it just says "Designed to Fit... performed to fit a variety of popular DSLR Cameras that use a 3"-3.2" LCD screen."). Well I just received mine and I can confirm that in its present form, the QV-1 does NOT fit the GH2 and most likely does not fit the GH3. I understand that there is some kind of mount being designed for this issue, but it would have been nice to be informed that this view finder in its present form does not work with these cameras. There is no return policy listed on their website. I feel like I've thrown my money away.

    If you own a Panasonic GH2 or GH3, don't make the same mistake I did. And to the seller: please disclose this on your website so that you don't disappoint buyers who want to use it with these cameras.

  19. Emm

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    @Kelly - Maybe it's just a matter of time. I'm sure if they hear enough requests, it'll happen.

  20. I'll have to agree with Scott on this one Emm. I bought 2 of their viewfinders and yes, they are excellent!! However it would be nice to buy separate QR plates if you have more than 1 camera. I shoot with 4 different Canon cameras in weddings, and it would be EXTREMELY easier to just pop the VF on and off different cameras rather than going through the nusiance of unscrewing one and screwing the whole thing on to another......just saying :)

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