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Old August 11th, 2006, 09:57 AM   #1
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LCD Screen Hood?

Anyone know of a hood for the A1's LCD screen.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 02:52 PM   #2
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Hi Darren,

Gosh Darren, I've simply made them for my for 4 Sony Cams. Cheap and easy to do, and you can make one as long as is needed.

Some stiff thin cardboard or plastic from a VHS Tape Hard Case, duck tape, flat black paint, and velcro tape.

You can make them fold up, or as I have, lie flat for easy storage.

Can send you pics if interested.

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Old August 11th, 2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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Or a small Hoodman?
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Old August 11th, 2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.
The homemade idea sounds good, as does the Hoodman.
Problem with the Hoodman seems to be that they're all 4x3 rather than widescreen. Seems that way from the site.

I'm looking into a Steadicam Merlin and can't imagine how I'll see the screen when I'm shooting outside.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 08:38 PM   #5
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Hi Darren,

Kind of my point, aside from cheap to make, you can custom make it to your exact size requirements. Height, Width, and Length. The "made for all" tend to be single sized and not always what you need.

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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:15 PM   #6
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Thanks Harold. Good idea.

Another idea I'm thinking about is
http://www.i-glassesstore.com/i-theater.html

Not sure how practical it would be or whether it would even work but I'd love to try.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:47 PM   #7
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Thanks guys.
The homemade idea sounds good, as does the Hoodman.
Problem with the Hoodman seems to be that they're all 4x3 rather than widescreen. Seems that way from the site.
They are nominally 4:3, but the Hoodman H300 still fits the 16:9 screen of the A1 perfectly (click for picture showing this) (as does the Hoodman H400 fit the Z1's 16:9 screen too.)

BTW: Not a Hoodman rep, just someone who uses them!
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Old August 13th, 2006, 03:52 PM   #8
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Went with the Hoodman 300. :)
Thanks.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 03:43 AM   #9
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Yup, I'll vote for the Hoodman too. Clings on instantly with that Velcro, folds up to slip unnoticed into your shirt pocket.

The 4:3 one works well on the 16:9 top screen of the FX1 / Z1. Only problem is the top screen is so damn good you can view it in direct, harsh sunlight, so my Hoodman is not now used.

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