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Viewfinder Magnifier For Canon 5D


Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
10 May 2021 11:37PM
Hi guys!
I have a Canon 5D and was wondering if anyone could recommend a viewfinder magnifier that might fit it? I shoot landscapes, using both a 17-40 L and 70-200 L lenses.

Regards,

Fergal.
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
11 May 2021 11:01AM
Anyone have any info here?
sherlob Avatar
sherlob Plus
17 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
11 May 2021 11:20AM
Why not simply use live view? You can buy angle view finders but I donít think these will magnify.
Tianshi_angie Avatar
11 May 2021 11:59AM
You can buy magnifiying glasses which many use for doing close work - I don't know if they would work on a camera but is the back screen not clear enough for you?

Type in Magnifying glasses on Amazon - they have a wide variety.
Imageryonly Avatar
Imageryonly Plus
3 203 11 United Kingdom
11 May 2021 12:18PM
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
11 May 2021 12:43PM
Thanks guys!
Iíll try those but the 5D Mark 1 has no live view capacity.
Imageryonly Avatar
Imageryonly Plus
3 203 11 United Kingdom
11 May 2021 12:51PM
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
11 May 2021 12:55PM
Thanks David,
However, Iím not familiar with that. What exactly does it do?😀
Imageryonly Avatar
Imageryonly Plus
3 203 11 United Kingdom
11 May 2021 12:57PM
It covers the screen and has a 3x magnifier in the eyecup

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/21012050062?iid=382252617053
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
11 May 2021 12:59PM
Hello again David,
The viewfinder loupe might be better as the 5D Mark 1 has no live view capacity.😀
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
11 May 2021 1:01PM
I see! I googled it and thought it required live view.
Imageryonly Avatar
Imageryonly Plus
3 203 11 United Kingdom
11 May 2021 1:04PM
live view was not around when this was first launched.
This is the Rolls Royce of these type of systems.
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
11 May 2021 1:08PM
Excellent! Thanks again! If they fit, then Iíll probably order one of those!😀
Imageryonly Avatar
Imageryonly Plus
3 203 11 United Kingdom
11 May 2021 1:10PM
Another option, and much more affordable, is a page reader for a book, available from any good Opticians Grin
Philh04 Avatar
Philh04 18 2.3k United Kingdom
11 May 2021 1:17PM
Perhaps if you describe why you want to magnify the viewfinder image? The Canon Angle Finder does allow you to magnify 1.25x to 2.5x (the higher mag at the expense of only being able to see a small part of the viewfinder image).
Or there is something like this Eyepiece Magnifier
Using something that magnifies the LCD screen is only going to be suitable after the image has been taken for viewing the preview image.

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