What makes the Sidefinder easy to mount to your camera or rig is the side-mount bracket.
The side-mount bracket allows for simple, balanced rigging, for all the popular EVF style mounting options (1/4 20, 15mm rod, NATO rail, ARRI Rosette).
The side-mount bracket is included with every Sidefinder and ships pre-installed. The Side-mount bracket can be removed by using the allen wrench, included with the Sidefinder (see 00:12 of the video below).
How do I mount the Sidefinder using 1/4 20 threads?
There are 1/4 20 mounting points in several location on the Sidefinder; the most efficient location being at the bottom of the side-mount bracket.
If you own or plan to buy an EVF mount (tray style) that relies on 1/4 20 mounting points, we suggest using both 1/4 20 thread mounting points on the bottom of the side-mount bracket (see 00:30 of the video below).
How do I mount the Sidefinder using a 15mm rod system?
The 15mm rod and clamp are the legos for camera support systems. Together, they provide shooters with customizable support options for cameras, lenses, microphones, external displays, and more.
We’ve made mounting to a 15mm rod system simple and convenient with the Universal Mounting Kit for the Sidefinder (watch video below for demonstration/install instructions).
What is the best EVF mount for the SmallHD Sidefinder?
The best EVF mount for your rig is the one that suits your needs and your budget. That being said, we have seen several shooters use the Wooden Camera UVF Mount and rave about it.
If you are on a tight budget and are willing to loose a little build quality, CoolLCD makes a variety of EVF mounts that are worth looking into.
How do I mount the Sidefinder using NATO Rail?
NATO rail is another flexible mounting solution that is built into the side-mount bracket of the Sidefinder. There are many different NATO rail clamp accessories like the EVF accessories below that will help you mount the Sidefinder in the optimal position.
How do I mount the Sidefinder using ARRI Rosette?
There are many ways to add a Rosette style mounting to the Sidefinder. What’s important to note is that although the ARRI style rosette is the most common, other sizes exist (example: RED rosette).
The Sidefinder is designed to work specifically with an affordable rosette accessory that mounts via 1/4 20 to the side-mount bracket.
Do you have an EVF mounting solution to share?
Let us know with a comment below; we’d love to add it to the list!