Only real issue with the GF-1 has been the hard to visualize LCD in bright sunlight. 1st wondering if it was my aging eyes. Broke out the LX-2. Major difference. The LX-2 without the PowerLCD fx on was brighter than the GF-1 with the function on and monitor LCD brightness boosted to max. Am I missing some other somewhere buried setting to increase the brightness of the LCD? Maybe time for a DMW-LVF1 or HoodLoupe. Anyone have a suggestion for a "hood" that would work under moderately windy conditions? Something like what the old time glass plate view camera or portrait photographer used or still used. Minimal bulk would be a requirement.