Genuine vs Fake

Like all iconic products, LCDVF too has been a subject of numerous attempted counterfeits.
Furthermore, our trademark has become a common abbreviation for products of that kind.

Well, we take that as recognition – we have created something well worth copying.
But that is just one side of the story.

There are few things that you should certainly consider while being tempted by the „less costly alternatives“. Namely:

The Optics

The optics is the main difference. We use achromatic doublet lenses for best possible image quality. The costs of the lens make up a lot of the product’s final price tag. For a good reason, that is.

Different lenses
Spot the difference?
LCDVF does not distort the image and is easy for the eye, while wide angle lens shows severe visible lateral chromatic aberration.
With LCDVF, what you see is what you get.

Read more about the difference from Wikipedia
Different lenses

Build quality

All LCDVFs have superior build quality – best available materials, no squeaky cheap stuff, no shortcuts in design. Each unit is assembled and quality-checked in Europe. The original LCDVF looks and feels solid, while the counterfeit alternatives just do not.

Free eye cushion

We have included high-quality microfibre eyecushion by Bluestar in the bundle. Comes in especially handy when using glasses, also in extreme weather conditons.

Frames that stick

We use special 3M organic adhesive which is durable, yet easily removable. You wouldn’t like to damage your camera or re-attach the frames daily, would you?


We offer two years of full warranty and customer support on all our products. Use with confidence - we've got your back.


A fake product is likely to have a shorter lifespan because of the quality issues. You end up spending more money and more resources when you have to repair or upgrade your "budget version" to a proper one.

Last but not least

Buying a counterfeit product is illegal and unethical. On the other hand, when buying the original LCDVF, you invest in continuous innovation. Thank you for supporting our hard work.

A wise man once said:
"We are not wealthy enough to afford buying cheap things".
Amen to that.

LCD ViewFinder is protected by registered EU Community designs No’s 001746116-0001, 001746116-0002, 001746116-0003. LCD ViewFinder and LCDVF are trademarks of LCDVF Plc

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