Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Optical or EVF for Quattro

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Berkshires, MA
    Posts
    262
    Post Thanks / Like

    Optical or EVF for Quattro

    Looking for a solution to shooting with the DP Cameras in bright sunlight where the LCD is very difficult to see. Not a shoe mounted optical viewfinder, I want to see the LCD and all the camera information displayed.
    I've seen some pretty ugly home made solutions using LCD loupes, any other solutions out there that don't double the size of the camera?
    Prefer an evf that sits on the hotshoe, or a compact lcd loupe solution.
    Shaun O'Boyle
    new.oboylephoto.com

  2. #2
    Senior Member The Ute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    955
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Optical or EVF for Quattro

    Quote Originally Posted by soboyle View Post
    Looking for a solution to shooting with the DP Cameras in bright sunlight where the LCD is very difficult to see. Not a shoe mounted optical viewfinder, I want to see the LCD and all the camera information displayed.
    I've seen some pretty ugly home made solutions using LCD loupes, any other solutions out there that don't double the size of the camera?
    Prefer an evf that sits on the hotshoe, or a compact lcd loupe solution.
    Look under the Xitek EVF thread.


    Several of us have purchased one.

    Works OK in bright sunlight and is OK for general framing.

    Fits into the hot shoe.

    All shooting info. is displayed in the EVF.

    Only works with the Merrill line.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Berkshires, MA
    Posts
    262
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Optical or EVF for Quattro

    Looks like optical hood loupe, or a shade are the only solutions at this point.
    Shaun O'Boyle
    new.oboylephoto.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Berkshires, MA
    Posts
    262
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Optical or EVF for Quattro

    OK, here is my solution for a optical viewfinder for the DP2Q. A bit bulky but works for my type of usage for this camera, which is tripod mounted 90% of the time.
    A Hoodman 3.2 LCD loupe and a Desmond lens plate. The lens plate has a slot, so that it can thread into both the hood, which has a 1/4-20 mount, and the camera. I picked up the DPL-100 lens plate, which is compatible with the arca type mount. Only mod I need to make is a thin spacer between the camera and the plate, to center the hood on the LCD a bit better. I also used a spare 1/4-20 tripod plate screw. It's a very solid attachment to the camera, and can be used both on tripod or hand held. It makes manual focus usable, it was difficult to judge focus without the loupe. Total cost was $96.90.
    Shaun O'Boyle
    new.oboylephoto.com

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •