In my first english speaking tutorial I want to show you, how to build your own viewfinder for around 15€ - looking and working like a professional product! This little thing helps you on using your DSLR camera for recording video. With it's great possibilities DSLRs are used more and more in filming - but still missing the original viewfinder of a videocamera.

You just need:

- black foam board
- Bresser Autoswing-Magnifier 3x/42x31mm http://amzn.to/zRrNmu
- pipe seal

And if you want to build the viewfinder for your Canon twi/550D you can use this template I created:http://bit.ly/A4mOen

Have fun and feel free to make comments/criticsm!
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Nice job, I just wanted something to see my Digital screen in the bright sunlight, I dont think I need to magnify it.<br><br>I think they want way too much to buy these things online.<br>
Very interesting.<br><br>I give you an idea, without charging you anything: if you add subtitles, you will gain a lot of people like me, that can understand English when reading it, but not when hearing it. I can assure you that we are millions! Around all the world.<br>
Hey rimar 2000,<br>thanks for your first comment :)<br>I thought if there are millions - using subtitles is a &quot;must do&quot;. So I directly wrote subtitles in youtube. Now take a look again and turn it on! Greetings from Germany!
Excellent captions, Jano! <br><br>Your idea is very good, I need to make something like this for my still camera, to see the image in the screen when the scene is sunny.<br><br>My source of cheap convergent lenses are these asian reading glasses. They are very cheap, easy to find and good quality for my needs.<br>

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