How does Xtend-a-View connect to the camera?
Answer: Every Xtend-a-View Pro LCD viewer is supplied with both Velcro and a non-skid rubber material. If you only want a "quick view", you put on the rubber material, attach the lanyard and hold the viewer up to the LCD when you want to check focus or framing or you want to view a picture. For more permanent mounting, you can use the Velcro material
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I don't want to put velcro on my camera, but I want a firmer mount than just hanging the viewer around my neck. What other solutions are available?
Additionally available for the Nikon 990/995, there's the FlashJack 900 product, which uses the EagleEye Wingstud 99x for mounting. The FlashJack 900 provides a built-in Flash mount as well and you can use the AS-E900 Multi-sync flash shoe.
If you have a Kodak 4800, the Xtend-a-Mount 4800 works well. You simply attach the viewer to the mount and then attach the mount to the camera. No velcro is required.
If you have an Olympus 2000, 2020, 3000, 3030 or 4040 camera, you can use the Xtend-a-Mount OLY. It eliminates the Velcro and provides a firm mounting location for your Xtend-a-View.
For the Olympus 2100, use the Xtend-a-Mount 2100.
A special mount for the Olympus 5050 is the Xtend-a-Mount 5050.
For nearly every other digital camera, you can use the Xtend-a-Mount OMNI.
I've got a camera with a swing out LCD and I want to use this feature. Does the Xtend-a-Mount solution work?
Answer: Check the compatibility listing in the Xtend-a-View section. The Xtend-a-View products are compatible with a wide variety of cameras.
Answer: Xtend-a-View was designed and built with functionality, simplicity and longevity in mind. The body is made from anodized aluminum. The 2x lens is made from custom ground glass. But most importantly, it actually works. Photosolve customers indicate that the Xtend-a-View does a much better job than the wrap around hoods because they don't block the light like the Xtend-a-View.
Answer: The effect of magnification on the LCD pixels will vary from camera to camera. Those models with lower resolution LCDs (fewer pixels) will definitely show up more magnified in the viewer. Most customers have indicated that they get used to the effect very quickly. Interestingly enough, there's a strange phenomenon that occurs on LCDs when using the viewer. Objects in focus will "shimmer" slightly, and you can tell that your focus is right on. This is particularly helpful when you're using telephoto lenses such as the OpticZoom. Additionally the all-new Xtend-a-View Pro Variable allows you to focus or de-focus the LCD screen if you have a 1.8" to 2.0" LCD.
Answer: All Xtend-a-View models are warranted to be free of manufacturing defects for 90 days. If during that time, the unit becomes defective, it should be returned for replacement. We reserve the right to repair or replace defective units. Units out of warranty will be repaired or replaced at a nominal fee. Contact us to arrange return and repair.
I lost my manual! or I'd like to see the manual for Xtend-a-View. Where do I get it?
Answer: You can download an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the Xtend-a-Lens manual on the corresponding Xtend-a-View product page (Mini, Standard/Variable, Wide). Each manual is set up to be printed single-sided. .