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Rear Glass Options and How They Work

Selecting the Rear Glass; Viewfinder or Tripod-Mounted

There are two types of rear glass options the viewfinder mount or Tripod-mount:

Tripod/Mirrorless Mount Option (Default)

The tripod-mounted option is universal to all camera makes brands and models as long as they have a tripod mount at the base/bottom of the camera. It uses a provided adjustable bracket and screw that also allows for a positioning that fits your camera and the position of your LCD screen and viewfinder. This allows you to use both LCD screen and viewfinder for sighing. The only exceptions are very large camera bodies (such as the Canon 1D series, Nikon 5D), where the tripod mount is rather far away from the viewfinder. For these types of cameras, you can purchase a Long Bracket from our Shop By Parts online store.  It's listed under Accessories & Miscellaneous.

The video and images below showcase both examples for various cameras.
There's no right or wrong solution as it is your personal preference as to which option is best. The kit defaults to the viewfinder mount option for cameras listed as having that option available but chose the tripod/mirrorless mount option for all other cases. If you have a specific preference, you have to specify it accordingly in the shopping cart comments section. There's another option that many customers opt for which we call the floating option.

Viewfinder Mount Option (Older)

The viewfinder-mounted option is available for most standard camera brands, makes, and models such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Pentax. It combines an adaptor that slides or threads onto your camera's viewfinder eyecup and then holds the rear glass (LCD window). Our patented design allows it to pivot/swing back and forth so it can be moved out of the way of your access of buttons, knobs, and functions.  And you can use both the viewfinder and LCD screens accordingly.  These parts can be custom ordered in Shop By Parts as well, or as a substitute in your Pro Kit.  Contact us if you need help, or just make a note in our order comments field.

Floating Option

It is possible, and some people prefer to simply float the rear glass window (either mirrorless or LCD provided in the first two options) by simply leaving it unattached to the camera. In this scenario, the rear glass is simply held in place by the cover itself, and possibly the strap holder. This option gives you even more freedom of movement for the rear glass if/when needed. All 3 options work well and use depends on personal preference.

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