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2nd June 2008, 01:48 PM
I wonder if anybody has tried one of these zigview (http://www.intro2020.co.uk/pages/zigview.htm).

It's an angle-finder with a flexible viewing screen with remote control bits and pieces too.

I've found a shop that sells them, rather expensive, but it might be a solution if Olympus doesn't come up with a rotating rear screen for their lesser-than-E3 models.

Can be bought here (http://www.zigview.co.uk/prdzigs2.htm)

2nd June 2008, 01:53 PM
Not had one, but have used one and its not good (IMO). The image quality is not worth the effort and expense.

A better alternative would be a small portable screen of say 5" connected to the Video Out to give a good live view option (if you camera has it).

2nd June 2008, 02:06 PM
The Zig view I tried didn't seem to offer much - a rather average electronic viewfinder standard of image. I chose an prism angle finder instead in the past and have been quite pleased with it though now I generally manage to cope with the E510 live view.

Jim Ford
2nd June 2008, 06:34 PM
I wonder if anybody has tried one of these zigview (http://www.intro2020.co.uk/pages/zigview.htm).

I bought one of the earlier models for my E500. Tried it once and didn't like it because of the small low res screen. Very inferior to the E3 live view. Sold it on Ebay!


2nd June 2008, 08:46 PM
What you really need is a seagull angle viewfinder. hey are very easty to use and have a 2x magnification setting. I find them very useful on a 510.

Andrew Riddell
2nd June 2008, 10:18 PM
I agree with yorky. Mine's from Hodman, but it's effectively the same as the Seagull and less than half the price of the Oly version. In practice, it means I don't need to use live view or miss an articulated screen on my 510.


3rd June 2008, 08:37 PM
My "Blue Peter" solution provides the same resolution as the live view screen and cost next to nothing.

It's made from a small mirror (50p although you have to buy two in the £1 shop) a bit of old black mount board, PVC insulation tape

Ok so the image is laterally inverted (reminicent of the old box brownie) but you will be amased how quickly you get used to it and can even read the settings

Try it with a compact mirror then fashion your own waist level finder.

It really works well for candid street photography. :D

Have fun