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Old Jan 29, 2006, 8:22 AM   #1
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First with my old Sony MavicaFD73, and now with my new Panasonic FZ20, I encounter the same problem with viewing the LCD screen in bright outdoor light and especially full sunlight. I would like to hear from anyone who added a popup LCD screen shade, if they really work, and if they really improve the LCD screen's brightness, also in full sunlight.

Thanks for your advice.
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 12:48 PM   #2
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I have a popout/ rotating lcd with my Canon S2 IS.. it's priceless to me. I've used it several occations in bringht light. or awkward angles, etc.



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Just realized you meant 'shade'.. and not actual lcd. sorry..

I find that being able to rotate my lcd a simple change in position will shade the sun, etc. But this isn't what you were asking..lol
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 1:43 PM   #3
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I find them indispensable especially with cameras that only have a LCD as the viewfinder, like the Nikon S4, S3 etc.



This is the $25 Delkin eFilm Popup shade, it looks like it came with the camera.
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 3:18 PM   #4
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Thanks! I came across the Delkin eFilm popup shade several times. The problem is that Delkin itself doesn't ship outside the US, and in my country they are not sold. I also saw Hoodman shades, but these have a bellow andlook quite bulky. So, I did some websearching and found this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/For-OLYMPUS-C760-C770-LCD-HOOD-PROTECTOR-HOT-NEW_W0QQitemZ7584383391QQcategoryZ50508QQtcZphotoQ QcmdZViewItem
for$25.70including international shipping. It looks just like the Delkin one, and is black - to match my black FZ20.
The problem with the FZ20 is that no proprietary LCD popups can be made, because the LCD screen has no groove or grip point around it. I don't know whether themodelsthat appeared after the FZ20 - FZ30 & FZ7 - had this design error corrected.
The bottom line: I bought it, and it will be on my FZ20 soon.
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Old Jan 30, 2006, 12:23 PM   #5
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I used very narrow pressure sensitive black Velcro to affix a DIY shade to my FZ20. Shade pops right off when not in use. One side of Velcro to the camera and the other to the shade.

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Just curious, which camera model is this?

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This is the $25 Delkin eFilm Popup shade, it looks like it came with the camera.
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 11:01 AM   #7
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I think...: http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/s4.html.
Nikon Coolpix S4.
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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The Jenis popup LCD shade has arrived, has been installed and tested.

See my product review at: Misc accessories > Jenis popup LCD shade.
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