27
Sep
10

Genus loupe / viewfinder for DSLR surprisingly good and affordable

martin beek marvels loupe viewfinder genus canon 5d 7d

martin beek marvels loupe viewfinder genus canon 5d 7d

Well, the title says it all..! I ordered the under $200 Genus loupe last week to be used with the Canon 5d to use during a transitional period between “now” and the release of the Cinevate Cyclops viewfinder. My expectations were not very high, since it is one of the cheapest DSLR loupes on the market today.

But i was pleasantly surprised when the loupe showed up in a few days! To cut a long story short:

  • the Genus loupe  can compete with Zacuto, no doubt about it, surely with the Junior, and i don’t see much difference with the standard Zacuto loupe. Less sexy appearance and maybe less solidly built,but also a 150 bucks price difference
  • easy slide on / off
  • comes with free transparent loupe housing for viewing slides, lanyard and extra adhesive pads
  • adjustable diopter for bespectacled users
  • 2.5 x magnification
  • fully covers 7D and 5D LCD
  • under 200 dollars, around 160 euros in Europe
  • available directly and from many dealers worldwide, seldom out of stock

Here is a video impression by Steve Rushworth:  http://vimeo.com/14269420

Well, what can i say?! If you’re on a budget, give the Genus a try!

martin beek marvels loupe viewfinder genus canon 5d 7d


3 Responses to “Genus loupe / viewfinder for DSLR surprisingly good and affordable”


  1. 1 Mike
    December 1, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks for the review! I have been looking at this viewfinder/loupe and the Prolite 2.8x LCD Viewfinder. I think this one is the winner! Thanks!

  2. January 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you for the info.
    Do you know if they sell spare frames ?

  3. 3 marvelsfilm
    January 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I have no idea! There is a contact form on their webpage… http://www.genustech.tv/contact-genus.html

    Cheers!

    Martin


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