User guide

The design of the device requires you to bond the metal frame to your camera body. It’s a straightforward process but still we suggest you read through the few bullet points.

Please carefully follow these instructions for bonding the metal interface frame to the camera body. In case of any questions, please let us know.

Before you start

  • We advise NOT to use the soft screen protector in between the mounting frame and your camera!
  • Instead, we recommend using rigid screen protectors which will not affect the outcome on cameras with articulating screen like Canon 60D and 600D/T3i/X5 or on Panasonic GH series.
  • For maximum bond strength, the surface should be thoroughly cleaned. Cleaning with dry and clean lens cloth is sufficent as the adhesive tolerates little grease.
  • Bond strength can be improved with moderate heat, from 100°F (38°C) to 130°F (54°C), causing the adhesive to develop improved contact with the bonding surface.
    Ideal tape application temperature range is 70°F to 100°F (21°C to 38°C).
  • Initial tape application to surfaces at temperatures below 50°F (10°C) is not recommended because the adhesive becomes too firm to adhere securely.

Application guide

  • Leave your camera recording for approximately 12 minutes before and just after the frame is applied - as the camera gets moderately warm during the recording, it helps to develop a stronger bond between the metal frame and camera body.
  • You can also leave your camera recording without lens, just with the body cap on so you can safely put some weight onto the freshly applied interface frame, but be careful.
  • While you apply the interface frame set your camera to display a bright full screen image, such camera menu in it's brightest state to aid the correct and even placement of the interface frame.
  • We recommend that the round filleted tab shoud be in the upper right corner when applied Without removing the paper backing from the adhesive, practice few times on how should the frame be applied onto the camera body
  • Now, remove the paper backing and carefully apply the frame onto the camera body while ensuring an even placement around the LCD
  • Apply pressure (massage it with your fingers) to ensure better bond between the frame and camera
  • Leave a weight onto the freshly applied frame at least for 15 minutes while your camera is recording as the heat generated will ensure a better fit, specially if you are in a hurry
  • 3M™ adhesive used has 72 hours total dwell time as the adhesive conforms to surface irregularities although initial bond strength of approximately 76% is achieved within 15 minutes at room temperature.

Removing the metal frame from the camera body

  • Do not use sharp objects to aid the removal! (Disposable plastic cutlery will do, but still be careful).
  • Start the removal from the round filleted tab in the upper right or bottom left corner.
  • Remove the frame gently and try not to bend it so you could reuse it (on Canon 5D the frame should come off as fully reusable)
  • Use Citrus Cleaner for removing adhesive residues if needed.
  • Carefully read and follow manufacturer's precautions and directions for use when using any cleaning solvents!

Removing the metal frame from the camera body

There are 4 small magnets embedded in the plastic skirt of the LCDVF. The mounting frame acts as an additional safety shield to further ensure your confidence in the magnetic mounting system.
These magnets will not damage your camera or any non-magnetic media such as CF or SD memory cards.

However, do not leave the LCDVF mounted on your camera for extensive periods (for days or weeks).
Keep a safe distance (20mm+) between the magnets and all objects that can be damaged by magnetism. These include mechanical watches, heart pacemakers, CRT monitors and televisions, credit cards, diskettes and other magnetically stored media.

We do not accept responsibility for damage that has been caused by the improper handling of a LCDVF device.

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