JJC LCH-DV35 LCD Hood on Fujifilm X-T1

When you have to use your camera’s display outdoors, it can be often hampered by glare. One inexpensive option is to use an LCD hood. I decided to try out the LCD hood by JJC which is made for a 3.5″ display but they promote it as fitting Fujifilm cameras.

As you can see, it fits the 3″ screen on my Fujifilm X-T1 pretty well.

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Some light gets around the window, but not too badly.

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If I really wanted to block all light, I could take some felt, velcro or other material and fill in the gaps.

The straps fit around the flip screen fine.

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But if you want to tilt up, the eye cup has to be removed to get the most angle. Unfortunately, the size makes 90° not an option anymore.

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Flipping this up trips the eye sensor…

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So don’t forget to change it to LCD only.

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And this is how far the screen will point down with the hood in place.

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When disassembled, it squashes very flat and appears durable enough for a camera bag.

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I’ll post some photos from use outdoors later.

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P.S.


Here are some mock-up paper hoods that I made to test out some ideas.

My idea was to make this out of more durable, solid black materials if the mock-up proved this was the right path to take.

It was quickly evident that it would take a lot of effort to get the right materials to make a DIY solution durable enough for repeated use and a manufactured product was the inexpensive solution.

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