I’d like to share a 3 part series of videos comparing the Zacuto EVF vs SmallHD EVF by Kelly @ Nice Lady Productions. An EVF is on my wish list for some day in the future. There are many reason to use an EVF and there are many reason to use some kind of loupe while shooting. If you’re shooting out in the sun, it’s very hard to see your settings and focus on either your camera’s LCD or on an external monitor.
What these EVFs give you are both an external monitor and a way to see them in bright daylight, either with a hood or with a loupe. Next they provide a way to check focus and exposure on a shoot.
And unlike using simply a loupe, an EVF can be mounted anywhere, making your DSLR shoot much like an in-line laid out video camera.
Check out her excellent review of the two devices below: