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    SmallHD DP4 on D800?

    Anyone have experience with this?
    SmallHD DP4-EVF 4.3" On-Camera Monitor + Electronic Viewfinder w Nikon D800 Battery Bracket

    I'd get it mostly as a small articulating screen I can keep with me in the bag, for shooting from awkward angles. So the fact that it can use EN-EL15 batteries is a BIG plus. The VF part would probably see limited use. (But the bundle is a relatively good deal so why not.)

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    Re: SmallHD DP4 on D800?

    BEST purchase I did for my D800. Enjoy it !

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    Re: SmallHD DP4 on D800?

    So, finally got around to ordering one of these, mainly to use with the AFD 200/4 macro. Will post a short review and some pics of the setup when it arrives...

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    Re: SmallHD DP4 on D800?

    Just received it, and haven't had time to use it since I have to leave shortly, but first impression is that it's freaking nicely made! The viewfinder is excellent, and if I did video on a regular basis I'd absolutely love this. The bundled hot-shoe ball mount is okay, but I think I'll use a slightly sturdier one. It's really compact without the viewfinder or batteries installed - PERFECT for just slipping in a bag pocket. Only wish they would have included a matching sleeve to protect it from handling, although they do include a protective cover.

    The viewfinder is held in the open position with three magnets and in the closed position with two magnets. The pupil is huge and the eye cup excellent. Man, I wish 35mm DSLRs had eyepieces like this...

    Quickly brought up the menus and poked around a little. It has exposure warnings (false color), focus peaking, etc. It has a ton of user presets that can quickly be switched between. Pretty nifty little thing.

    When I have time to look closer at it I'll post some shots of what it looks like set up on the camera on a tripod and a more detailed review. But first impressions are very positive!

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