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Kinotehnik launches LCDVF viewfinder specifically for the Canon 5D mkIII

By site editor Dan Chung

Kinotehnik, the manufacturers of the LCDVF loupe viewfinder for DSLRs, have announced a new version specifically for the Canon 5D mkIII. The new Canon camera has a slightly larger screen than it’s predecessor and so most current LCD loupes don’t allow the user to see all of the screen area. To my knowledge this new version of the LCDVF is the first loupe designed specifically for the 5D mkIII and also includes a diopter adjusment. DSLRnewsshooter will be at NAB 2012 later this month to check out this and other new solutions for the latest generation of video DSLRs.

Here is the press release from Kinotehnik:

(LAS VEGAS, NV, April 16-19 2012). Kinotehnik, a Northern-European maker of photo and video accessories famous for the original LCDVF range of viewfinders, announces a new viewfinder specially designed for Canon 5D MKIII cameras.
The new product will turn Canon 5DMKIII’s LCD screen into a huge electronic viewfinder for precise image evaluation and shake-free handheld operation.

LCDVF 3C will follow the same design principle as the rest of the LCDVF family, where the subtle metal frame is attached to the camera body, enabling clipping the eyepiece on and off with the help of magnets. This design has been proven to be very successful as Kinotehnik has sold tens of thousands units since the launch of the LCDVF range in 2009 already.

In addition, LCDVF 3C will boast one significant improvement – the revised eyepiece design will now accept optional diopter correction lenses. Any standard diopter correction lens with 37mm threads can be used, while the physical design and main measurements of the eyepiece remain the same with the rest of the range.

LCDVF 3C will be available in May 2012 through Kinotehnik retailers or directly from www.kinotehnik.com, retailing for $125.

Kinotehnik is also working on expanding the LCDVF range for new Nikon D4 and D800 cameras.

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