View Full Version : Stock Loupe Modificstion

06-26-2011, 06:50 AM
After purchasing the Sony FX100 the one thing that I disliked was the LCD viewfinder extension tube loupe. Its very long and only magnifies a tiny bit. I use the Z-Finder on The 5Dmk2 and it's optics sit just a few inches from the screen.

I stripped down the Sony Loupe, it breaks down into three main parts. You basically remove the middle section. On the flip part of the main base I removed the plastic screw lugs and cut down some plastic fins and bent these over. You can then insert the optic part of the loupe into the flip base. Itís a tight interference fit and pushes down onto the bent fins about 12mm in. You could use so plastic weld for additional strength.

There is plenty of focus left for adjustment on this now short loupe.

The unit then clips onto the LCD as normal still maintaining its flip function .Itís comfortable in any position and works very well.


06-26-2011, 07:42 AM
Great idea! It took guts to hack away at your prized camera, thanks for going for it

John Caballero
06-26-2011, 09:56 AM
Yep! It is too long as it comes with the camera. This modification should work wonders. Thanks.

06-26-2011, 07:43 PM
Just did this with some black gaff tape for the time being, works great.

06-26-2011, 09:17 PM
Nice Hack!!!