What’s the best EVF mount & monitor mount? 7 devices reviewed

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Conclusion & Comparison

It was about time I took a better look at EVF & monitor mounting solutions. There are many options and some of them are really not ideal for the job. If you’ve read through the whole review you will have noticed how some companies put a lot more thought into their designs than others. And an intelligent solution is really what’s needed when looking for an ergonomic and easy to use EVF mounting solution.

Heavy Duty Devices
The Solid Camera EVF kit and Wooden Camera UVF Mount V2 can probably best be described as high quality devices with a minimalistic design and designated purpose for maximum ergonomics. They’re limited which is ok, they can be extended if required and they work great, but they’re expensive and probably best for heavy duty professional use. The Solid Camera is the tough and heavy version for bigger cameras, the Wooden Camera is the lightweight one.

Creative, Flexible Devices
The Zacuto Axis EVF mount and Edelkrone Monitor / EVF holder both stand out as they benefit from a very intelligent design and out-of-the-box thinking. Someone actually tried to come up with something useful and it worked (which is in my experience is rare when it comes to camera accessories).
Both devices can also hold a field monitor out of the box and both are very flexible, but the Zacuto Axis really shines in that regard as it lets you position your EVF or monitor practically anywhere in a radius of 30cm. That could be very useful, but not necessarily needed for EVF use. While the edelkrone is less flexible, it is a very good mix of ergonomics and flexibility, it is great for DSLR shoters because of the convenient hot-shoe mount and has some intelligently placed accessory points as well as the benefit of an extremely competitive pricetag. I must say that these devices are very different, but they both deserve to be mentioned for their great designs.

The others
The Shape Rod Bloc EVF mount was a very disappointing experience, the Zacuto Z-ERM EVF Rod Mount and Lanparte Heavy Duty Magic Arm are less ideal for EVF’s as they cannot be operated with one hand and have lots of adjustment points. As a backup they can definitely work and offer a lot of flexibility, the Zacuto more than the Lanparte by the way, so the price difference there is justified. These will also work well for field monitors.

So which one would I choose?
If I had the money or needed a really perfect solution for EVF and field monitors I’d go for the Wooden Camera UVF Mount V2 and get the extension arm as well as the LCD bracket which comes down to $797.
And for everything else I’d go for the Edelkrone Monitor / EVF holder which in my opinion offers a complete solution at a very low price.

What’s your opinion? Which device(s) do you or would you work with and why? Let us know in the comments.

For more advice on camera gear check out our GEAR GUIDE.

linebreakbLinks directly to EVF mount reviews:
• Page 1: Solid Camera Universal EVF Support KIT w/ Slotted Dovetail
• Page 2: Zacuto Axis EVF mount
• Page 2: Wooden Camera UVF Mount V2 NATO Rail Kit
• Page 3: SHAPE Rod Bloc EVF Mount
• Page 3: Zacuto Z-ERM EVF Rod Mount
• Page 4: Edelkrone Monitor / EVF holder
• Page 4: Lanparte Heavy Duty Magic Arm
• Page 5: Conclusion

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Sebastian Wiegaertner
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I used the ZACUTO AXIS EVF-Mount for a prime time tv feature film shoot. I loved it! My favorite EVF-Mount in combination with my Epic and the Bomb EVF.

Thanks for the extensive overview, Sebastian!

Eric Meadows
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Perfect timing with this post! I am currently looking at EVF mounts “on the cheap” and it looks like the Edelkrone is a true winner for my wallet. Great, concise review of many options. Appreciate this site and its reviews!

Marc B
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Marc B

Now this is great product to put to the test, a very important item that receives little discussion. So far I’m much happy with the my EVF Standard mount compared to the various arms I’ve used in the past.

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