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Old May 9th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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Tips to get rid of that nasty sunlight on the T2i?

Hi all,

Started shooting outside with the T2i and it is becoming a pain trying to do anything with the sun glare on that LCD screen. I have looked around online and have seen things like the Zacuto and Hoodman loops but I don't, per say, feel I need the enlargement aspects of those devices. I just want the sun to go be blocked. I can't afford $150 for those things, anyway, and my price range is more like $60 and under. B&H has these Delkin devices but the reviews ain't so hot.

So, any tips and suggestions on getting that sun off that LCD?
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Old May 9th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #2
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Re: Tips to get rid of that nasty sunlight on the T2i?

3" LCD View Finder Viewer /Extender for Canon EOS 550D | eBay

I'm sure they'd have them on the Canadian eBay as well.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #3
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Re: Tips to get rid of that nasty sunlight on the T2i?

I've used the German-made Digifinder.Pro for a while. It's nothing fancy, but it'll get the job done, and is within your budget!

Digi Finder Pro | Jag35.com

Otherwise I can only suggest looking in China (below a couple of suggestions), and eBay.

$62.30 - 3X LCD Foldable Viewfinder - Photo & Camera

$42.50 - 2.8X LCD Foldable Viewfinder for Canon 5D Mark II/7D/500D - Photo & Camera

The great thing about the firstly mentioned Digifinder.Pro (on JAG35): there's also a version on sale especially for the 3:2 display on the 550D/T2i

Good luck!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #4
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Re: Tips to get rid of that nasty sunlight on the T2i?

There are also a few DIY hoods out there to. Try a google "DIY hood T2i"
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Old May 15th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #5
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Re: Tips to get rid of that nasty sunlight on the T2i?

Get a 3' x 3' piece of black Duvetyne and put it over the camera and your head like the old time photographers did. I've done it a few times for critical focus. It's not pretty, but it works great.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #6
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Re: Tips to get rid of that nasty sunlight on the T2i?

I've done that Duvetyne trick as well! It works great, even if I do look like a moron.

Ruben- have you tried that foldable viewfinder? I am trying to figure out if there are any disadvantages to that over the standard LCD VF knockoffs. Is it clunkier, or harder to use, or tougher to remove, or..? It seems like the better option.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #7
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Re: Tips to get rid of that nasty sunlight on the T2i?

I have 2 of the Carry speed vfinders. They work great as long as the camera is around eye level. Helps keep the cam stable on a monopod too.

You can find them on Amazon and cheaper on Ebay
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