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Old November 22nd, 2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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My biggest gripe with my new BMCC

is that in bright sunlight (I live in Arizona so expect bright sunlight 355 days a year!) I can't see anything in the screen but reflections of what's in back of me. Nothing! Nada!

Totally useless. I don't feel like springing for an external viewfinder just yet but I do feel silly using the dark cloth from my 8 x 10 film camera!

Any thoughts re something that won't break the bank???
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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Re: My biggest gripe with my new BMCC

I don't have a BMCC, but I've wondered if those adhesive anti-glare screens for monitors would work.
http://www.amazon.com/POSRUS-Antigla...tor+anti+glare
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 11:41 PM   #3
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Re: My biggest gripe with my new BMCC

Anti Glare helps a tiny bit. But this is really what you have to do for outside:


Also went DIY with battery solution for the field.

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Old November 23rd, 2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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Re: My biggest gripe with my new BMCC

Love it, Chris. Great stuff. I'm a Pocket Cinema Camera guy, so I am able to use one of these $15 LCD shades, but you've given me some ideas for how to attach an eyepiece to it :)


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Old November 23rd, 2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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Shocker - it worked! Best view of the BMPCC LCD screen I've had yet. Makes manual focus a breeze. Can't wait to try it outside. Thanks for the idea, Chris!

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Old November 24th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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So much about being a "pocket" camera!
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Old November 24th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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A lot more pocketable than this :)

http://blogs.windows.com/cfs-file.as...0_70AC1171.jpg

I can break mine down and put all of the pieces in my pocket (to include the body). No camera bag required :)
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Old November 26th, 2013, 01:22 PM   #8
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Shocker - it worked! Best view of the BMPCC LCD screen I've had yet. Makes manual focus a breeze. Can't wait to try it outside. Thanks for the idea, Chris!

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That looks pretty workable to me. Reminds me of one the old super 8 cams.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 01:13 AM   #9
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This is probably a witless comment but here goes. Would polaroid sunglasses assist in some instances? ( Please punch me down gently. )
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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #10
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Re: My biggest gripe with my new BMCC

Well, maybe if you could rotate the lenses...

Or tip your head 90 degrees to the side.

I think I'm going to make up one of the sunshades along the lines that Chris did. Or just keep using the dark cloth from my 8 x 10 film camera even though it looks wonky as hell!
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