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    Default Attching Monitor to Camera/Tripod

    This is a really vague question but I've a small (about 7 inches) TFT monitor. It's very light and very good in place on my cameras on board screen but it doesn't appear to have any way of attaching it to a hot shoe or tripod.

    Are there any grips or brackets out there that can do this? I don't really know what I'm looking for and googling just brings up TV wall brackets so any help is much appreciated.

    Oh, what I do know is I can't afford to spend 400 on rails!

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    I'm getting there. I guess it would be something like this...

    This raises 2 questions:
    1. How do a add some kind of hot shoe attachment to a monitor preferably without drilling holes?
    2. What is one of these things called so I can find a buy one?

    Any help greatly appreciated!
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    If it was a professional camera and the screen was a proper monitor for a camera I am sure a bracket would be avaialble.

    Otherwise - improvise - gaffa tape maybe ?

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    It's a Canon XM2 and a pretty non descript monitor. There must be something generic out there?!

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    Can't be of any help (then when am I posting I hear you cry!?), but I'm curious to know why you want to add the new monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters View Post
    Can't be of any help (then when am I posting I hear you cry!?), but I'm curious to know why you want to add the new monitor.
    Just because it makes it easier to focus and assess dof using a 6 inch screen than on the 2 inch one on the side.

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    It would probably make more sense to rig up a housing unit for the camera, and then attach the monitor to this. I wouldn't really trust using a shoe type accessory for something reasonably wide - too much scope for it to snap off!

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    Scratch that! Monitor housing brackets for 50 quid:

    HIGH QUALITY TFT LCD COLOUR MONITORS

    B. Hague & Co. Ltd Monitors & Monitor Brackets
    Last edited by Marc Peters; 02-09-2009 at 09:59 PM.

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    A small lcd monitor may not be much better unless it is a expensive hi res av monitor.

    To get good focus appreciation a CRT black and white finder is best - but not cheap - $1000.

    Canon | FU-1000 Monochrome Viewfinder | 3157A002 | B&H Photo

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