3rd Party loupes are not needed with Panasonic GH4…thank you !

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Why-v2

Why would you spend £250 on a Zacuto Z finder when you have a EVF fit for purpose on the new Panasonic GH4 ? The only reason I can demonstrate this is that I have a Zacuto EVF that I needed for my Panasonic AF101 and Sony NEX-FS100 and comes in useful for various high tripod shots  and JIB shots.

Eyecup-3

For £15 on EBAY you can buy yourself an eyecup that fits like a glove, in fact this was a Sony extra large eyecup I had in my drawer.

GH4-EC

If you add an expensive loupe to the GH4 you loose the ability to perform tasks by touch screen which I find very useful. You need to get away from thinking Canon or Nikon with the Lumix GH4, this is a mirrorless camera with a fantastic crisp EVF with no problems focusing.

The need for a loupe senario has chased the DSLR for years with cameras that are photographic…first…who think they are also video cameras…second, coming from strong photographic pedigrees like Canon and Nikon.

Me-&-GH4-v6

The Panasonic GH4 has changed the rules…Everything about the GH4 is geared towards video including the EVF which is better than you get with a Canon C300, the YAGH with SDI, XLR and 4 pin power, VU metering and sound controls and thats just a handful of video features.

It makes my blood boil when people show you expensive items that are a waist of time and money…I repeat you do not need a 3rd party loupe on your GH4 so don’t waste your hard earned money buying one.

NOTE : If you already own a loupe like the Zacuto Z finder you have nothing to lose by trying it.

 

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6 comments on this post

  1. MEKKITEL says:

    Hi…
    Can I use the eyecup with my left eye?

    HDW : Easy you just turn it round.

  2. Alen Watts says:

    I like your style of being frank and up front about each product you review. This gives the end user a no nonsense approach to spending their hard earned cash on what they really need.

  3. Tim says:

    Hallelujah! Plus I understand the viewfinder can be used in B/W as well. Well done Panasonic!

  4. Richard Jett says:

    Philip,

    Can you give us more detail on how to get the eye cup? A link to eBay perhaps?

    Thanks, RJett

    HDW : Hi RJett please remember this eyecup was in my drawer I will try to pin it down and give you a link.

  5. roger brown says:

    hi phile have yo u seen this article on making a 60inch print from a framgrab from the GH4?

    http://mirrorlessphototips.com/making-a-60-inch-print-from-a-lumix-gh4/

    also do you have a partnumber or something to go on to find the same eyecup you have there.
    cheers from roger
    WA Australia

  6. Rob H says:

    I’ve only found Sony eyecups for £60+, and links for £15 eyecups that fits the GH4?

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