Now this is something you don't see everyday - an LCD viewfinder extension for a digital camera. The Zigview S2 from Velbon Japan is intended for digital SLR cameras and attaches to the eyepiece to give a live view from even the most awkward angle.
The ¥44,100 (£194) Zigview's function is thus twofold - it adds a live LCD view of whatever the camera is pointing at to D-SLRs that don't already have one and it frees the photographer from having to keep the camera to his eye.
The eyepiece adapter part of the Zigview is essentially a mini digital camera that relays its images to the attached 230,000-pixel LCD. Even better, as you'll see here , is the fact that the LCD can be unhooked to act as a remote monitor on the end of up to 21.5m of cable.
The multi-function device can do plenty of other stuff too, including handling interval shots, motion sensing and long exposures - it even has an output for hooking up a TV, perhaps to make crouching in a hide on a birding outing a little more comfortable.
As if all that weren't enough, if you act now and get in on one of the first 50 orders you'll get a set that includes the Zigview and the bizarre upside-down Ultra Max i mini tripod for just ¥47,100 (£207). Sadly, it's a Japan-only offer of course.
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