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Field monitor for stills work

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Field monitor for stills work
Oct 18, 2013

Hi All,

I'm considering a field monitor to help me with some of the low/high angle shots (my back ain't what it used to be). My wants and needs:

  • Something compact and robust that will easily fit in my camera bag (currently a LowePro Slingshot 302AW). I think nothing bigger than a 5" screen should suffice.
  • Must be usable for stills work on a Nikon D800e, have a hot-shoe bracket, adapter and rechargeable battery power.
  • Good quality/resolution screen easily visible in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • Focus peaking would be nice (but not essential)
  • Preferably has a detachable sun shade

Being unfamiliar with these products, will a field monitor effectively do everything the camera's LCD monitor does i.e. zoom in, image review, histogram, etc?

Any help/guidance/recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Preferably something that's available in the UK.

Thanks in advance!


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