View finder T2i, 60D, 5D Mark II, 7D, Nikon

find-price-button New LCD View Finder for Canon T2i, 5D Mark II, 7D and other 3″ LCD’s

Ok, I received this earlier in the mailbox but got caught up in a long shoot today. I'll get back in the studio tomorrow to shoot some photos comparing it with other viewfinders, but I wanted to at least point you guys to this new line of viewfinders. These photos are from the store. Quality is great for the price. If you were happy with the LCDVF 'clones', you'll be even more happy with this version, especially since even the clones are over priced now.

A great looking design with different versions available to support the T2i LCD's (which means 60D aspect), and a version for the Canon 5D Mark II & 7D. I'm not a Nikon shooter, but I believe if it's a standard 3 inch LCD, the proper 3" version (5DM2 version) should work fine. It comes with a very large soft comfortable eyecup (that you don't need to buy seperately), and i'll test later if it works with my Blue Star eye cushion too. The magnets are different than the cheap stuff and feels very solid. There's some notches on the metal frame I believe helps keep the item from shifting and coming loose. I'll have to test the fit on a GH2 to see what that looks like.



find-price-button New LCD View Finder for Canon T2i, 5D Mark II, 7D and other 3" LCD's

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New LCD View Finder for Canon T2i, 5D Mark II, 7D and other 3″ LCD’s

95 thoughts on “View finder T2i, 60D, 5D Mark II, 7D, Nikon

  1. DL

    These things are priced so strangely on ebay. A V2 I bought for 16 bucks on ebay works perfectly fine for my needs, but the same seller put it back up for 40.

    Still, a simple search reveals now plenty of V3 versions that have the 1/4" removable adapter... still 16 bucks. They claim a glass lens and my V2 does seem to have that. Magnets and adhesives are plenty strong so far, I haven't noticed any color cast, and the felt on the inside seems fine enough.

  2. Emm

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    @V - The aspect will be 3:2 or just look for the one dedicated to a 60D. There are three different ways to mount the viewfinder to a 60D.

    1. You can use a velcro strap if you want the LCD to be folded out:
    2. You can use a metal bracket that sticks to the LCD, but this means you can't fold the LCD back into the camera with the LCD facing in.
    3. There is a metal bracket that screws under the camera:

  3. V

    Hi there! I´m wondering to get the Cowboy Studio Shoulder Mount and a viewfinder to use it succesfully. I don´t have any ideas about viewfinders but I´m reading a lot here and learning as fast as I can, thank so much for that, all of you do it possible 😉 My question is: Would this viewfinder work with my 60D and the Cowboy Studio Shoulder Mount? Just need to be sure, I´m reading above that some of you get one and then it dind´t work with your cameras and I´m not an advanced english reader, so...well, to sum up:
    -Does this viewfinder works with the 60d display on the camera (not out, i dont know if you understand me) and with the Cowboy S.S.M?
    -Wich aspect ratio should I choose for my 60D? The seller on ebay would tell me, I hope, but If i´m informed first...
    Well, thanks so much, I´ll be waiting for someone to help me ^^

  4. hey guys, i lost my strap... of my viewfinder (originally a Meike) and i have no clue where to get one from... the vfinder should hav the same starp as far as I can see!
    any Idea?

  5. Bernardo

    Hello, does anybody knows how can I replace the eyepiece on this viewfinder?

    after a while it is starting to break and it looks like there's anything I can do to replace it, it is glued to the viewfinder.

  6. Paul Abrahams

    I just got the Cary Speed LCDVF for my 60D. The frame doesn't fit snug against the camera. Perhaps with an extra washer it might. The magnets work fine but the frame constantly moves. The magnification is not enough to focus with and the optics are not great. I'm not sure if it an inherit thing with these cheaper gadgets but the optics do not seem to handle panning too well.

    I didn't find it any easier to focus compared to viewing the LCD both are too small.

    The Hoodman might be a better fit with its elastic straps. The Hoodman also has adjustable focus for those with less than 20/20 vision.

    I see Pros using LCD screens for focussing not LCDVF's now I know why. The one plus for this is the extra stabilisation point against the face.

    So far not impressed.

  7. Bought this... first one fell of after an hour. Used second one and left it to stock to the LCD overnight.
    Next shoot.. magnets are just not strong enough... waste of my money.

  8. tr0

    Just a warning... don't buy anything below Vfinder.
    I've ordered V2 from eBay (for like 17 bucks) and it's crap.

    Glue doesn't hold, inner coating is made from thousands of little fibers (hairs?) which smudges on your fingers and they fall onto glass loupe -> visible hairs on LCD, and the paint of the magnet sucks - it gets off if you pull it with scotch tape.

  9. Just picked one of these up last week. I got it in the mail less than 72 hours later. So far i LOVE it! For around 40$ its definitely a great deal. Very well made and the magnetic connection plate is really unobtrusive on the cameras body. I highly recommend it.

  10. Emm

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    @Amila C Kamarasinghe - The sticky frame should be pretty strong, you don't want to do anything stronger and ruin the LCD. My metal frame held on very well, did you clean the LCD from oil before placing it on?

  11. Hay Mr, Emm. I bought this with the frame that can be plug to the tripod mount. its working properly. and i ordered the separate metal frames to stick to the LCD on my 60D. (because when we using tripod mount frame, we cant flip out the LCD)

    then totally disappointed, :( because after stick the frame to the LCD, when we hang the viewfinder, it drops when hanging. :(

    cant remove the viewfinder and that remves with the metal frame stuck to the lcd.

    the glue is not enough strength to hang that viewfinder for my experience.

    any solution for that please?

    Thank you . .

  12. kruzer

    Too bad you can't use a v-finder with a battery grip. What we need is an extention or a frame that could be attached to the bottom of the battery grip.

    The battery don;t last long when using the movie function and that's where I need the grip and the V-finder which I have. I may have to make one myself :)

    If you have a solution for this please email me.


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  14. Emm

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    @alex - This happens to even the best view finders including my Letus Hawk and Varavon.

  15. hey, nice idea... I will give it a try! It's the Meike MK VF 100 Viewfinder... did you hear about any similar stories about fogging up? I always have to move my head away from the viewfinder after shooting for a minute... that's annoying!!

  16. Emm

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    @alex - Yes it's basically just a tough glue. You could try adding some anti fog spray, the stuff divers use in their masks. Stuff like this:

  17. not really... I guess. . . i was thinking about that but unsure... where can u get epoxy? Is that glue?

    Also i have a problem that the viewfinder fogging up...
    ever heard about that or having a similar problem?

  18. Emm

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    @alex - If you have an LCD protector sliding over, is there a reason you don't want to use epoxy to permanently set the frame on the LCD protector?

  19. hey, so i bought a viewfinder a while ago with a plastic sticky frame...and i am using that with a screen protector, that was recommended on cheesycam last year... now my viewfinder fits great to the sticky frame, but the sticky frame seems to come of the camera a lot..any idea how to fix this? double sided tape? lock tight?
    are there any extra sticky frames available somewhere on eBay or Amazon etc.?

    help would be appreciated!!!


  20. Emm

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    @AJ - It's the same size screen, but if you're looking for the thread type frame, it might not line up the same.

  21. AJ

    Do the newer, t3i and the older t2i have the same size and aspect lcd screen? The reason that I ask is that I went to order one from the Ebay link above and there was only one for the t3i with no mention of whether it would work on the t2i.


  22. Edward

    I recently purchased an LCDVF and shelled out $124 (at the time I felt that that was overpriced for a piece of plastic with a magnifying glass inside) but was a more affordable option to the Red Rock and Zacuto. A couple days after ordering, I found the Carry Speed viewfinder for $39. I decided to order this one as well with the notion of returning the LCDVF.

    However, after receiving both I must say that the LCDVF is a FAR superior product in every way. The material used is very similar in feel BUT the machining on the Carry Speed is quite poor at best.

    The viewfinder didn't snap to the metal frame properly as there was excess plastic left around the magnets. Taking a pocket knife I trimmed it back a bit and that seemed to fix the problem but it still didn't snap satisfyingly onto the frame like the LCDVF.

    I also noticed that the magnets on the Carry Speed weren't as strong as the LCDVF and weren't set properly into the plastic frame. I could see that they would eventually fall out as others had complained about. One of them didn't even sit flush with the frame which would've created who knows how much light leak.

    I also found that the fuzzy material inside the Carry Speed viewfinder (a good idea to cut down on the reflection inside) was a cheap cloth/velvet material. I immediately noticed that the fiber from this material was coming off and sticking like a magnet to the inside glass and was distracting.

    However, my biggest complaints was the Carry Speed's optics. Though at first glance they do seem to be similar, Carry Speed is not as crisp as the LCDVF. Looking at both you can tell the difference in optical quality. I had several friends (who knows nothing about this world) peer through both and tell me which one they prefer...the LCDVF won hands down each time.

    I also found that the Carry Speed hurt my eyes causing them to strain more-so than the LCDVF. I think this is caused by the 2.5 magnification of the Carry Speed. I believe LCDVF chose the 2x magnification because it worked most effectively with the length of the viewfinder that they had designed. Since the Carry Speed is basically a copy of their design they most likely didn't conduct extensive tests but decided to make it more appealing on paper by making the magnification .5x greater than the LCDVF. At that magnification using the same focal distance of the LCDVF it seems to cause unnecessary strain on the eye.

    Needless-to-say...I'm all for saving a buck. I found the Gini rig recently purchased to be of the highest quality and will continue to look for incredible value like this courtesy of CheesyCam. However, in this case, I would rather spend a bit more and get something of quality than spend less and struggle with my equipment.

  23. wow, price dropped. I was going to order about a week ago. just placed order and free shipping is nice too. hope i get before saturday.

  24. ...seems the bluestar eyepiece extra long oval works for this...tried the long...too small...cannot even stuff it in...the extralong can be stuffed in...snugly...

  25. imgpro615

    ...i got the quick release screen protector for the T2i and tried it on the sits offset to the left by about a centimeter or two...totally usable if you do not mind ,but if you are a DIY type [like we all pretty much are to varying degrees] can be cut neatly and moved into proper position...trying that now...results in a few days...

  26. Esteban

    I can not find this information anywhere. Does anyone know if the aspect ratio of the LCD of my nikon d3100 is 4:3 or 3:2?
    I want to buy the Vfinder but not which model to buy if the LVF-43 or the LVF-32
    HELP !!!!!!!!

    Thanks, Esteban from Argentina

  27. Esteban

    These are the specifications from Nikon

    LCD monitor 7.5-cm/3-in., approx. 230 k-dot TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

  28. Jesse

    Wow, I had some major problems with this today.

    Had it for about a week, loved it. The frame seemed a little warped, and there was always an edge that had light leak, but it was negligible.

    Then today I decided to put it through its paces and used it all day while out and about in the city. It was a sunny day, and I guess the plastic expanded - the magnets in the viewfinder part split in half and started falling out, (one chunk even scratched the lcd screen :/ ) then one of the tabs to keep it locked on the frame just sheared off with no effort.

    Very disappointed.

  29. anthony

    i boughtthe screen protector that slides over the lvd screen. Will this work on for t2i?
    and screen protector. i think the protector is metal but maybe i have to add metal plate to protector to get the vf to stick otherwise no grooves,

  30. Just ordered mine from the Ebay seller for my t2i...exciting!! 😀 I've been postponing buying one for so long, big mistake..should have gotten one months ago...ah well, 10-12 days I should be able to get more steady, in focus video finally!

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