While we wait for other EVF solutions (RedRock where you at?), the Zacuto Z-EVF seems to be the hippest one available. Unfortunately, it's usually out of stock. If you've been on the hunt, the Z-EVF has shown up from a retailer out of new york, who has different models listed on both eBay and Amazon found below. They are also $50 dollars cheaper than from the Zacuto website. The difference in prices are relevant to the View Finder that is included. One is the more expensive Pro viewfinder.
Vimeo member Just Basl Productions gives us his opinion on the VF Prime LCD view finder. This is a 3" LCD View Finder, so it will crop a bit on a T2i, T3i, or Canon 60D if you choose to use it. It's not the cheapest LCD Viewfinder solution, but it's also not the most expensive. This one has received excellent reviews so far. The mount is the typical stick on plastic frame type, and optional frames can be purchased seperately.
Mounting Frame for VF Prime
You can find this under a few different names like 'VF Prime' or Seagull View Finder. Can be found on eBay here: VF Prime LCD View Finder for 3" Canon Nikon DSLR
Or also Available on Amazon here:
VF Prime DSLR Camera LCD Viewfinder for 3" LCD
First seen as the GGS Foldable ViewFinder, it looks like a number of businesses have rebranded this one. GGS is the company that designed the popular slip on LCD Glass screen Protector for the T2i. On it's first release the GGS Hoodeye view finder sold for over $120 dollars, but with all the competition on the market prices keep getting lower. This ViewFinder has 3x Optical Magnification, 3 elements in the optics and a +-3 diopter for the not so perfect vision. When not in use, the frame attached to the DSLR LCD is actually a screen protector (not just sticky frame).
Now on eBay the rebranded GGS HoodEye has fallen below $60 bucks, but this viewfinder is only available for square 3" DSLR LCDs. Found below.
3" LCD View Finder Loupe for DSLR
For those who are still looking for a T2i, T3i, or 60D (3:2 size LCDs), the CarrySpeedVfinder has dropped back down just a few bucks too.
CarrySpeed VFinder for Canon T2i, T3i, 60D and other 3:2 LCDs
Just received an email from Cinevate that they have officially announced the availability for pre-order of their unusually different take on DSLR viewfinders - the Cyclops. I don't think in my history i've ever used a Dual Eye viewfinder on a video camera, but it's not like Cinevate to be working on something they didn't think was needed. Who knows, it may change all DSLR view finder design considerations from here on out.
You can get a deeper insight on the complete design and versatility to adapt to full size rigs by checking out the video here: http://www.vimeo.com/14670278. The Cinevate website product page shows that the early birds who might be interested can catch a break for $399, with pricing set to go up soon after. That product page can be found here: Cinevate Cyclops DSLR Viewfinder Product Page
It's the 3" LCD View Finder I posted about back in July found here: http://cheesycam.com/ebay-dslr-view-finder/. This item was rare at the time, and then when it became popular it sold for $99 bucks. I stopped talking about it because at $99 dollars, it didn't sound like too much of a deal. For more information on this particular view finder, check out Jeff Pepito's blog entry here: http://jeffpepito.com/2010/08/01/vdslr-viewfinders/.
Well it looks like sales must have gone down and the LCDVF clone threw this one for a loop forcing them to bring prices down. The listing now comes to $49.00 dollars + free shipping, making it possibly the cheapest 3" LCD Viewfinder for DSLR's available. Even if it's not for video, the $49 dollars might be worth getting if you're a photographer who needs a clear view of the LCD screen on bright sunny days. The funniest thing I noticed right away, is the details of the auction still says "Affordable smart price $99.99 Free Shipping". Yeah i'm sure they'll figure that out soon and correct it. Here's the link to the store carrying the 3" LCD Viewfinder
Hong Kong trying to introduce a new ViewFinder, but is a bit late in the Viewfinder game. It's a decent color scheme when matched up with it's Wondlan Shoulder Rig counterparts, but outside of that it's not my style. It's also a bit pricey for something coming from over seas, considering the hot topic is the LCDVF clones. Now with the LCDVF replicas selling from under $70 bucks, the only thing anyone would want from this Viewfinder would be the solid mount under the camera.
I'm already skeptical about this even moving off the shelves. The only thing that's going to save this idea is if it gets in our hands for a good ol' fashion showdown viewfinder vs. viewfinder style. Here's where you can find this Wondlan Viewfinder.