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LCD Sun Shade

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!

HoodMan LCD 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

HoodMan LCD Shade

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.

HoodMan LCD Shade

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.

HoodMan LCD Shade

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.

HoodMan LCD Shade

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.

The viewing 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.

HoodMan LCD Shade

As you can see, the smaller H180 hood does not block any of the buttons on the back of the Coolpix 950.

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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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