Yes, even high end view finders could fog up. Tested a few things, and this FOGTECH anti-fog liquid works great and is easy to apply. Just apply it with a wet pad and let it dry for 5 seconds. Makes a huge difference. A good thing to wipe on the GoPro HD Hero as well when working in humidity. Enjoy the tip, found below.
Here's the direct links to the products if you have a Canon T3i with Battery grip and looking to rock the Letus Hawk VF too. If you have questions, you can always contact the support team @ LetusDirect.com
Letus created a Hawk VF (View Finder) for the 3:2 aspect DSLR LCD's like the T2i. It so happened to fit on the Canon 60D and fits pretty nicely on the Canon T3i as well. There's a base plate that is mounted to the bottom of the camera (still supports a tripod mount), and the Hawk VF View Finder is attached through a quick release system. It's a great semi-permanent way to attach a View Finder to the T3i without the use of sticky frames. For a closer look at how that all comes together, check out the video below.
Chris writes in about a Letus Hawk VF DSLR ViewFinder purchased not long ago, and then recently received the new Letus Hawk VF quick release adapter. The new quick release adapter was a great addition, making the Letus Hawk much more flexible to work with.
Another bit of news in the rumor mill is that Letus is designing a Hawk VF for the Canon T2i LCD (which is the same for Canon 60D). I'm rocking the Letus Hawk VF on the Canon 60 now with just a bit of crop, which I don't mind.
Above: Family Portrait from left to right
Canon 5D Mark II + 24-70mm F/2.8L, Canon 7D + 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS, Canon 60D + 85mm F/1.2L, Canon T2i + 24-105mm F/4L
My first video test out in the front driveway with the new Canon 60D. I was too lazy to do anything other than use a tripod, so the video is going to be quite boring. Lens was the Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 with Hoya ND4 + Fader Filter (stacked). Shot in 1080, dropped down to 720 and compressed to WMV (not the best example). I'll do something more interesting soon enough.
The Canon 60D is a new pup in the house, so she's been caged. LOL. Testing out some possible configurations with the Letus35 Letus Talon DSLR Camera Cage. I have the Hawk VF on the back which works with the cage, but I think it'll be better used with an external monitor. I have those new Power Arms mounted onto the many optional threaded holes around the cage with the Z96 LED Video light off center and a Rode Shotgun Mic (soon to be replaced). Those Power Arms Rock!! I'll do a video on those in a bit, gotta show you how they work.
The Zoom H4n is also thrown over the top. Having a DSLR cage is really handy when you have so many accessories to mount. If you start with a standard base Rod type rig, you'll still need different methods of mounting accessories. Using the cage method, you'll have more mounting spots that one would ever need. The Letus Talon DSLR Cage also has several optional accessories from Letus to further expand the cage including handles to be used like a fig rig. If you wanted to move into a Rod Rig, you can add standard Rods possibly for your follow focus, Matte box, and shoulder pad if you really wanted.
Just about an hour ago, Letus drops in some new videos showcasing their solution for a Quick release adapter for the Letus Hawk VF. This new solution should be shipping later this month. Letus has always been associated with some very serious gear - check out the video above, who knew these guys were 'not so serious' with a great sense of humor?
Ok back to the new gear, the video below shows off the Letus Hawk VF Quick Release solution. This thing rocks. I like this alot and it's going to make using the Hawk VF much more versatile for Hybrid shooters of video and photography. This is going to be standard issue from here on out with the Hawk View Finders and compatible with all previous Letus Hawk VF's. Check in with Letus, inquire about a possible Free Upgrade for LetusDirect.com customers and solutions for previous customers who purchased before this release. Mention this blog and maybe they'll throw in some of those cool stickers. LOL
Check out the newest Aluminum version in the video below too. Wicked cool.
Here's an older video about the Letus35 Letus Hawk DSLR Viewfinder and Letus Talon K2 rig. The video is really only 21 days old, but I heard a bit in the pipeline that there will be some additional gear available for the Hawk VF's to make them more modular with a quick release. So what you see in the video above will just get better.