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Old Aug 21, 2004, 2:22 PM   #1
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I've just purchased the Canon S1Love the camera, but I am having trouble using the either the lcd monitor or the viewfinder when taking outside shots because its too bright to view.:?Is there something I can change on the camera or purchase to help with this problem?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old Aug 28, 2004, 9:45 PM   #2
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You can adjust the brightness of the LCD, or I am not sure but there might be aneye cup for the EVF. I have the Canon S-1 and I wear glasses, but I have no problem using the EVF even outdoors in bright sunshine.

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Old Aug 29, 2004, 6:59 PM   #3
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Thanks speaklightly the adjusted brightness helps on the lcd. If you run across

a link to an eye cup I would be interested to know. Thanks again digicam-al




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Old Aug 29, 2004, 9:44 PM   #4
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Many would recommend a baseball cap! ;-)

Unfortunately with these types of cameras they have a built-in diopter adjustment, so they don't provide rails for an external one...otherwise you could add an eyecup like you could with many SLRs.

Personally, I use my left hand above my eyes.
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 9:11 PM   #5
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Thanks Mikefellh, I'll try the cap idea.I have been doing like you, left hand

above eyes.
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 6:46 AM   #6
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If you don't mind looking strange...you can buy some black fabric, and make a shroud for your camera that allows you to put your whole head under the shroud with just the lens poking out.

I have seen this done before out in the field..and have tried it. Works awesome, but depends on what kind of photography your doing. It can become highly inconvenient..no matter how effective it is.
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