Mounting Carry Speed VF-4 Panasonic GH3 with Battery Grip

I'm still getting questions about mounting the new IMG_3557_1024x1024 Carry Speed VF-4 on a GH3. I can tell you that it's a very tight fit on a GH3, and it hangs down just a hair below the LCD. See video below.

In the next video below, I'm using the VF-4 extension bracket to show how it can mount on a GH3 with a battery grip attached. One problem with the GH3 grip is that it will relocate the tripod mount off center (to the right), but the VF-4 may be one of the only LCD View Finder products that has enough adjustment to work.

Here's an image Dennis shared with me where he mounts the VF-4 Quick Release plate under the P&C GearBox first which works as a small spacer to fit with the GH2 camera body [Thanks Dennis].

GH3-VF-4 GearBox

[Reminder] Expires this Wednesday June 12, 2013, here's a link to grab a $50 OFF coupon code good for the VF-4 or VF-4 bundle. More information about the new Carry Speed VF-4 LCD Video View finder can be found at (here)

find-price-button Carry Speed VF-4 LCD View Finder & VF-4 Bundle (with Extension Bracket)

6 thoughts on “Mounting Carry Speed VF-4 Panasonic GH3 with Battery Grip

  1. AdRath

    Damn bought the VF-3 a month ago and adapted with QR plates on my GH3. Sucks because the 1/4 20 thread isn't lined up. Good thing I rarely use the VF with rails.

  2. Basti

    I like Dennis' approach.
    Will the 15mm rod adapter still fit on there?

    this is actually the main reason I didn't buy the P&C cage yet.
    I am unsure if the carry speed vf (I have the old edition) will raise the camera to far from the rods - resulting in the follow focus being to low to grab the lens.

    anyone have experience with a similar setup?

  3. Emm

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    @Sqweezy - This is a 3.2" LCD View Finder so it will fit just about any recent camera with the 3.2" lcd screen. The GH2 is over 3 years old so unfortunately it will still have to be modified by using some type of spacer plate.

  4. Sqweezy

    So will this fit on the GH2 without the Gearbox attached? I watched all the Carry Speed preview videos at NAB and their guy kept saying the VF-4 is "universal", meaning it will work on any camera. I'm not really interested in modding the GH2 mount to force the viewfinder on there.

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