not able to see on screen

5 months 2 weeks ago #647277 by Mare_333
Hello, Marianne here with a question. Now that Summer is here I find myself taking pictures outside most of the time. However, I can barely see the image on the screen because of the sun. I use Nikon D3300 camera. How do you deal with this problem? Are there shades or something available to fix this problem? The only thing I was able to find is this and similar to this  viewfinder It among other things blocks light from hitting the screen. However, it looks ugly and bulky, it is not easy to use and I have never seen any photographer use something like this what so ever. Would appreciate if you share your experience on this matter, thanks so much.


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5 months 2 weeks ago #647278 by Jackson Rieger
Here' s what you need:  www.adorama.com/hnh32mb.html?origterm=ho...&searchredirect=true

You keep it around your next till you need it, then you put it up to your camera to view. 


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5 months 2 weeks ago #647287 by Mare_333
Thank you, that's one of the bulky ones I was talking about. I was hoping there is something else.


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5 months 2 weeks ago #647289 by Nikon Shooter
Hi Marianne!

Two things may help — I did not buy any extra device:

• Maybe you could set the brightness of your screen higher
• The only thing I need to see on screen is the histogram to
evaluate an eventual EV tweak.

Light is free… capturing it is not!

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5 months 1 week ago #647419 by Mare_333

Nikon Shooter wrote: Hi Marianne!

Two things may help — I did not buy any extra device:

• Maybe you could set the brightness of your screen higher
• The only thing I need to see on screen is the histogram to
evaluate an eventual EV tweak.

Thank you for your suggestions. But if I increase the brightness of the screen wouldn't that alter how the image APPEARS on screen. My main reason for looking on screen is to REVIEW the image AFTER it was taken to see if it is underexposed or overexposed while if I increase the brightness of the screen the image may APPEAR brighter on the screen than what it REALLY is so I might think it is overexposed while in REALITY it's fine. As for histogram I am working on my histogram reading skills. 


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5 months 5 days ago #648156 by CharleyL
I have a 3' sq black cloth that I keep folded in my camera bag for situations like this. Remember the photos of the early photographers? I drape it over my head and camera when using the screen to view the scene. I also have a rubber eye piece extended cover for my Canon camera that I use if just using the viewfinder.
smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HTKEWPM/r...04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The rubber part rotates for camera position or right/left eye.

Charley


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5 months 3 days ago #648463 by garyrhook

Mare_333 wrote: Hello, Marianne here with a question. Now that Summer is here I find myself taking pictures outside most of the time. However, I can barely see the image on the screen because of the sun. I use Nikon D3300 camera. How do you deal with this problem? Are there shades or something available to fix this problem? The only thing I was able to find is this and similar to this  viewfinder It among other things blocks light from hitting the screen. However, it looks ugly and bulky, it is not easy to use and I have never seen any photographer use something like this what so ever. Would appreciate if you share your experience on this matter, thanks so much.


I use shade. Either my own, or something nearby.

So the question that I have is, what do you need to see on the screen? A proper exposure, or are you checking focus? Or...?


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