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Jan 15, 2005 21:50 |  #1

Got my new Xtend-a-view Pro Variable LCD Hood today. What a great viewer, all aluminum with 2X adjustable eyepiece with nice rubber eye cup. Nice to see the LCD out in the sunlight. I can make good use of the Polarizer filter now.
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Jan 16, 2005 04:28 |  #2

Sounds like a very useful accessory. I try to shoot only on overcast days but my Canon 58mm circular polarizer does wonders (still hard to see the screen!); I shut off the effects setting for this, as the Vivid would make things too saturated..........Any link for the hood? I might be interested.




  
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Jan 16, 2005 14:19 |  #3

Here is the link to the Xtend-a-view.
http://www.photosolve.​com …uct/xtendaview/​index.html (external link)


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Jan 17, 2005 06:28 as a reply to  @ KC Jewel's post |  #4

I keep hearing about how bad the G6 LCD is in direct sunlight, but I've never had it so bad as to render the LCD on my G6 unusable.

For example, I took about 8 dozen pics of my son at our local zoo a few weekends ago. 1/2 of them were with my back to the sun (i.e. sun shining directly on the LCD of my G6). I had no trouble whatsoever composing my shots or seeing enough detail to know that I had nailed the exposure. FYI, there was not a cloud in the sky and pics were taken between 11AM-2PM. Brightness on LCD was set to normal.

Maybe I'm just lucky. I have no other G6's available for comparison.




  
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Jan 17, 2005 12:35 |  #5

I agree with you that the LCD is quite usable in sunlight. The problem I was having was with getting the right setting using Polarizers on the adapter tube. With the viewer on, I can see every change the polarizer makes. If I'm not using the Polarizer then the LCD works fine to find the subject and take the picture. Sounds like you had a good time at the zoo.
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Jan 17, 2005 12:38 as a reply to  @ KC Jewel's post |  #6

KC Jewel wrote:
I agree with you that the LCD is quite usable in sunlight. The problem I was having was with getting the right setting using Polarizers on the adapter tube. With the viewer on, I can see every change the polarizer makes. If I'm not using the Polarizer then the LCD works fine to find the subject and take the picture. Sounds like you had a good time at the zoo.
John

Ahhh, I see. Also glad to know I'm not the only one that thinks the G6 LCD is fine in direct sunlight. IMO, It could be better, but it is definately usable and I've seen much, much worse.




  
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Jan 23, 2005 10:09 as a reply to  @ S45_fornow...'s post |  #7

S45_fornow... wrote:
Ahhh, I see. Also glad to know I'm not the only one that thinks the G6 LCD is fine in direct sunlight. IMO, It could be better, but it is definately usable and I've seen much, much worse.

I also have to go along with this.I have very little trouble in the sun with the lcd.Tealblue




  
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