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The Deity Mira viewfinder is an LCD loupe for the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C500 cameras offering a convenient, complementary solution for handheld and outdoor use.
Filmmaker Sebastien Devaut has been closely involved in the development of the Deity Mira which was created with the quality demands of professional camera operators in mind. The device is made of high quality materials, precisely milled aluminum and two custom made glass elements. After a long development period it is finally beginning to be shipped out.
Remember Sebastien Devaud’s Canon C100 introduction film (LINK) in September? Well he’s back and he shows us a product that might be a pretty useful and affordable alternative to one of those fancy electronic viewfinders.
The Deitygear 4″ high quality loupe makes us nostalgic and lets us relive the times when we put LCDVF‘s on the rear of our 5D mark II’s. The Deity goes on the EOS C’s flip out LCD and transforms it into a good viewfinder.
I haven’t found the specs for the EOS C’s LCD resolution. But it must me somewhere in between 640×480 and 800×600, probably closer to the former. It’s an important point to consider if the original display resolution is sufficient. Because the loupe won’t give you a sharper image, just make the dots bigger and block out external light.
Official website: www.deitygear.com
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Just as Cineroid, Alphatron plans to make an EVF loupe that uses the iPhone retina display screen, manufactured by LG.
As you may know this display has a high quality and a screen with 960×640 pixels on a very small space which is almost twice as many pixels as the commonly used 800×480 displays. The EVF is manufactured and developed by renown company TVLogic.
Tonis’ LCDVF viewfinder for dslrs was a very useful asset two years ago when hdslr filming started. This year his much anticipated digital version of a viewfinder will finally hit the market.
The housing of the LCDVFe could already be seen at NAB in April this year, but now for IBC Tonis had 3 actualy working models with him.
See the video above for a detailed walkthrough and introduction.
The most important things to say about this device are the following:
- very good 800×480 24bit screen
- hdmi loopthrough with audio
- endless features: peaking, zoom, autozoom, guides, markers, crop, anamorphic, etc…
- snappy due to high processing power (Altera Cyclone FPGA processor)
- very little delay (very very important!)
- 15mm rod- and hotshoe-mount included
- powered by 4AA batteries
- diopter adjustment -3 to +2
Testing the device I found it very usable and well made, great glass (screen size in front of your eye), little optical deformation, snappy menu and processor, very sharp image. I haven’t done extensive testing on EVFs, but I did like this device, used it for about 10 minutes.
Tonis says it will be available in large quantities in November.
And it will probably cost 650€ ($890)
Check the Kinotehnik website to preorder.
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