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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie Roll View Post
    Cool. What software are you modeling with? I’m on a Mac using Blender and my meshes always need a lot of handwork. Booleans are almost guaranteed to break my gcode.
    I'm using designspark mechanical, but if I started over learning new software today, it probably would be Fusion360. It's free as long as you're not making money with it.
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    I have a SmallHD Sidefinder loupe available if you use a 501 monitor, $125, see For Sale ludtings.
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    I wonder if a loupe mode could be added to reduce the active area of the 5inch monitor and allow regular loupes diopters to be used? Much like how the smaller 501 works when used with a loupe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanite View Post
    I wonder if a loupe mode could be added to reduce the active area of the 5inch monitor and allow regular loupes diopters to be used? Much like how the smaller 501 works when used with a loupe.
    I use a hoodman loupe with the 4" hood riser on a feelworld 5" monitor. I made a 5" extender for it with 1/4" coraplast. No need to reduce the active area. Works great. Now if someone would 3d print a riser to go on top of the 4" riser with a 1/4"-20 mount point they could sell a few for sure and do away with the Corapast project.
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    The SmaHD 501/502 screen is actually resized by the Monitor firmware when the Sidefinder is engaged/snapped on the monitor. Flip it ou, and the screen goes back to full view. The amount the screen image is reduced is controlled in the setup menu. The
    Loupe just reflects the screen into the optic and gives the EVF display.
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    From my perspective, BMD is welcome to step in at any time with an adapted design of their URSA EVF viewfinder, compatible with P4K.
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    That would be grand indeed. I did the Wooden Camer mod on my BM EVF, and with their EVF sled type holder, it works quite well.
    The issue is getting 13-vdc to the EVF, you would need an external battery with dual taps, one for the camera and one for the EVF. Then you need a HDMI to SDI adapter to get a signal to it.
    BM would need to come up with a HDMI version, at a lower cost, say $995.
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