GF-1 LCD in bright sunlight.

noelh

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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.
 

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There are plenty of these on ebay...looks like minimal bulk to me.

I'm using antireflex screen protector, which helps a bit. But for general use in a bright day I'm using LVF-1, got quite comfortable with that.
 

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There is a brightness setting in the menu, but I have found the solution to be much simpler - wear a hat. All the difference in the world, and helps prevent skin cancer!
 

noelh

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Monitor brightness setting already at max. During the warmer season I normally have an old ratty looking Tilley on the head. Nice wide +3" brim. Am looking for a "French Foreign Legion" or paddling hat with a decent size neck cape. Flip the hat 180* and use the neck cape as a photo hood. Sew in some weights along the perimeter of the cape to keep it under some control when the breeze picks up. Could end up another diy failure.
 

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Tried to use GF-1 in bright sunlight today; complete failure. Unfortunately, I left both my LVF-1 and my hat (!) at home....:mad:

Fortunately, my primary camera for the outing was G-1 with 45-200. No problem! :thumbup:
 

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The LVF-1 is very useful for composing and such in bright conditions. While the resolution could certainly be improved, the unit does provide good utility for a reasonable price - also aids in stabilizing the camera against one's head for those slower shutter speeds/longer focal lengths. And you can use it on an LX5 as well, should you have one of those as a point-n-shoot.
 

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