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.
Some light gets around the window, but not too badly.
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.
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.
Flipping this up trips the eye sensor…
So don’t forget to change it to LCD only.
And this is how far the screen will point down with the hood in place.
When disassembled, it squashes very flat and appears durable enough for a camera bag.
I’ll post some photos from use outdoors later.
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.