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smyrnite Jul 2, 2002 9:08 PM

Add on lens's optical view obstructed - advice?
I just added a telephoto lens to my DX3900 (Kodak), but was sadly disappointed to realize that I can't see (other than digital view) the image about to be shot!! I wish there was an add-on attachment like a mini-periscope that would "peer around" the attached wider lens. ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW TO HANDLE THIS PROBLEM? THANKS..

Lin Evans Jul 3, 2002 1:06 AM

Mini Periscope .... hmmm
Actually, what you have discovered is quite common, and fortunately there is a solution.

What you need is a combination loupe/sunshade. The best one I've ever used is called the Xtend-a-View and it's made and distributed by PhotoSolve. If you are in the U.S., you can order one from:

If you are in Europe or the U.K, you can order the same from:

The Xtend-a-View lets you use the LCD just as you would a viewfinder. It magnifies 2x, but that's necessary to allow you to focus your eyes at the short distance of about 2.5 inches. I use these devices with all my 17 digicams - don't leave home without one!

Best regards,


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