Anyone who has ever tried using the LCD screen on their digicam out in
the bright sunlight knows what they need - they need a shade!
The folks at
HoodManTM sell an entire series
of different sized folding sunshade hoods for LCD screens and video
monitors. The one I am using here is the model H200 and is made to cover LCD
screens from 1.5" to 2.5" in size and sells for $19.95
Here's the HV200 on the Canon Pro 70 and it's a match made in heaven!
The strap and velcro fastener works perfectly on the Pro 70's outboard LCD screen.
It can be attached via the elastic
cord and velcro fastener or you can cut that off and use self-adhesive
velcro strips around the LCD screen. As you can see, you can't use the
strap on a camera like the Olympus C-2000Z for obvious reasons.
This is the new and smaller Hoodman H180 model that also sells for $19.95.
The strap can be used
on the Nikon 900/950 but it tends to
partially obstruct the top data LCD display and access to the CF card
on the bottom of the camera.
Using the velcro strip fasteners is the better way to mount it on the Nikon cameras but it is perfectly useable with just the elastic strap.
end of the new H180 hood is smaller than the LCD end which shields it better
but makes it a little difficult to see the entire screen without moving the
camera around a bit.
As you can see, the smaller H180 hood does not block any of the
buttons on the back of the Coolpix 950.
I give the HoodMan LCD Shade 5 (out of a possible 5) digicams!
It's inexpensive at $19.95, small and folds away for easy storage. It works well to shield the bright light off of your LCD. It can be mounted with the elastic strap or you can use the supplied velcro strips so it can be mounted on more than one digicam or camcorder easily.
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Thanks to John Cowley for loaning me the left side digicam graphic!