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Old Mar 25, 2003, 9:18 AM   #1
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Default sunny days and digital cameras?

I am the proud owner of a Minolta Dimage 7i. I love it, but the other day I was out enjoying a sunny day and realized it is almost impossible to compose a picture on a bright day. The LCD screen is useless and the eyepiece is only marginally better. Is there some type of adapter or some other solution to this problem, or do I just have to accept I can't use the camera on bright sunny days?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old Mar 25, 2003, 10:25 AM   #2
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I once thought about making up a wire frame/engraved Perspex to clip on my hotshoe for action shots, but you shouldn't have to do this sort of thing. Check your viewfinder brightness settings are adequate. This is a common problem. There is somebody who sells a rubber eyepiece shroud.
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Old Mar 25, 2003, 11:15 AM   #3
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Great! Maybe the shroud will work. I'll give it a try!
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Old Mar 25, 2003, 1:06 PM   #4
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Somebody once velcroed one of those cheapo slide viewers over the LCD.

You can buy these things though.
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Old Mar 25, 2003, 1:16 PM   #5
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What about a pair of Virtual Reality specs, plugged into the TV out port? You'd need to be careful if you were walking about though!
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Old Mar 31, 2003, 7:27 PM   #6
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For anyone reading this and considering getting a new digital camera, I should add that some Kodak models have some sort of reflective background in their screens and can be seen quite clearly under bright sunlight. I have a DX4330 and during a mid-day shooting, I found that pointing the screen to the sun was the best angle for viewing the screen when reviewing pictures.
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