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« on: July 22, 2013, 04:11:49 AM »
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I have an APTUS II 12, which creates terrific images.  Previously, I have been using it exclusively in the studio.  In the last two weeks I have begun using it outside the studio, in early morning hours (full light).  Use outside the studio is compromised by the difficulty that I am experiencing seeing the image (the histogram is easily seen) on the LCD screen.  I have seen images of people using a hooded magnifier device on DSLRs.  Is there a device that would be useful of my purposes?  If so, what would you recommend, if any?

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 04:51:36 AM »
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I use the Rodenstock 3x Aspherical 6x6 loupe for optimum viewing. Super sharp and doesn't distort.

As an alternative the Hoodman Hoodloupe 3.0 works well too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 05:35:01 AM »
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Thank you for your suggestions.  I see that the Rodenstock magnifier is a discontinued product on the B&H site.  I will check other places for availability.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 06:31:12 AM »
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I agree with Graham on the hoodman 3.0.  Lightweight and it provides a very nice view of the LCD. 

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 06:24:12 PM »
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+1 on the Hoodman. I use one regularly for my landscape photography on the P45+.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 07:45:52 PM »
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Btw, I actually forgot to mention that LEE filters actually made a dedicated hood for the Aptus as well. I've never tried it myself though:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/746184-REG/LEE_Filters_SSLEAF_Screen_Shade_for_Leaf_Aptus.html

Also, you might want to look at Cambos offering in this area too:
https://captureintegration.com/product/cambo-cs-30-3x-viewing-loupe/
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 05:06:08 AM »
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Has anyone come across a 90-degree LCD viewing attachment?

I'm thinking of the equivalent of the handy attachment below that I have for my (no longer used) Mamiya Universal.

I guess the problem is that the mirror would invert the LCD image, but for many shots I would not mind that at all. After all, many of us survived upside-down ground glass viewing!

And if there were a setting in the camera/DB that allowed the display to be inverted, that would be just peachy.

Ray
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