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Old Sep 22, 2010, 3:42 PM   #1
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Default Boys and girls, this $5 EVF really works, very well!

Even under direct sunlight! And it is fold-able, no hassle to carry. And it is easily removable. And everybody is able to do it with $5! Now it's so much easier to do MF and I can focus on whatever spot I want, exactly, 100% accurately!

No, the flash release button is not blocked so you can still release the flash. No any downside I can think of.

This youtube shows you how to easily make one and how to fold it flat after use:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=792L8ZFK8xc







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Old Sep 22, 2010, 7:01 PM   #2
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Default G#, now you can read utility meter across the street






210mm, f22, iso1600, 1/2000, hand-held.

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What's the name of this magnifier? I can't find it on their website. Thanks.
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 12:47 PM   #4
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No, CoilCraft is an electronics supplier, I got that red folding magnifier on an exhibition. CC does not make magnifiers, it makes coils, this is a free gift like free ball pens you get on trade shows.

This is one: http://www.frys.com/product/5095975;...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG,
but seems too large, I did see in a frys store a one the same size as mine. This one seems the right size:
http://www.amazon.com/FOLDING-MAGNIF.../dp/B0013N1BO2

But the tops are not covered, not good for under sunlight and they seem to fold on the wrong way. The glass seems real though, mine is plastic.

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Default Raw, f4.5, raining

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Default Rain stopped, time to show how well this EVF works

The first one is focused on the closest anther;
The second one is focused on the stigma (right side);
The last one is focused on the stamens.

Imagine doing such subtle focusing on the LCD without this magnifier!





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Ah, that explains it. The one from Fry's does not seem to have a way to attach to the camera. I do remember coming across some posts on a different forum discussing a similar product but I can't remember the name of it and the cost was much higher ($50-$60).
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I found it...the cost is not as high as I thought it was!

http://www.clearviewer.com/socket.html
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 2:23 AM   #9
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Wow, I re-invented the wheel! The manual focusing on the old 70-210mm was so tough, I was thinking hard how to deal with that. Then I saw this magnifier on my desk...

Well, mine is better, because sunlight is sheltered, tripod can still be used and it can be easily removed. Much cheaper too.

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Well, mine is better, because sunlight is sheltered, tripod can still be used and it can be easily removed. Much cheaper too.
I agree. Blocking the light is certainly a nice feature to have. As for the tripod, Clearviewer has two different mounts, the tripod and hotshoe mounts (see link below). I wish I could find yours for sale somewhere.

http://www.clearviewer.com/hotshoe.html

The other thing is, the distance between the glass and the LCD must be correct otherwise you won't be able to see anything. I don't think the ones from Fry's and Amazon were made for this purpose so chances are it won't work. I don't even know how they attach to the camera.
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