Hoodman Eyepiece

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John Disdle
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I can`t be the only one with a flip out 2.7inch LCD that I cannot see in bright sunlight!

I have a Hoodman, but would like an eyepiece to get a better view. There are plenty of pictures of these fitted to and made for the DSLR, but nothing for a LCD side screen. Manufacturers seem to think the hood is enough!

Any suggestions please.

DAVE M
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Re: Hoodman Eyepiece

There is a loup[e that works on up to 3" DSLRs and I don't see that it would"t work on a video camera.

You might have to improvise with elastic and velcro to get it to mount though

John Disdle
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Re: Hoodman Eyepiece

That would be a problem, and it would still cover all the screen and it`s not cheap. So I`ve been giving this some thought! 

Much as I like my HF M36, the screen is not useable in bright sunlight. Although I have a Hoodman, you can`t touch the screen. I have made a plastic one with an open base and an eyepiece, which is a bit fiddly to put together, and annoys the wife.

I am considering the Canon G25. It`s a good price at the moment,  and I have spare batteries and charger although it`s a little larger. The Panasonic X920 is smaller, but more expensive. 

I have yet to see one in the flesh, but I don`t think i`ll be disappointed. I note that it has a lens cap, and not the automatic one that i`m used too......