Re: Just bought my first digital camera

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Jürgen Exner, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. the donny <> wrote:
    >Hi. I just purchased a Canon A2000IS. I really like it except for
    >one thing. In sunlight, it is very hard to see the screen on the
    >back. There is no viewfinder. I framed a shot today, and had
    >difficulty seeing, and the shot came out on an angle.


    Welcome to the world of modern P&S.

    >Is there a
    >simple solution to the glare? Sunglasses?


    Simple? Yes. Cheap? No.
    Get a camera with an optical viewfinder. Yes, they are harder and harder
    to find.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Feb 21, 2009
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  2. Jürgen Exner wrote:
    > the donny <> wrote:
    >> Hi. I just purchased a Canon A2000IS. I really like it except for
    >> one thing. In sunlight, it is very hard to see the screen on the
    >> back. There is no viewfinder. I framed a shot today, and had
    >> difficulty seeing, and the shot came out on an angle.

    >
    > Welcome to the world of modern P&S.
    >
    >> Is there a
    >> simple solution to the glare? Sunglasses?

    >
    > Simple? Yes. Cheap? No.
    > Get a camera with an optical viewfinder. Yes, they are harder and
    > harder to find.
    >
    > jue


    ... although all DSLRs have an optical viewfinder. <G>

    Seriously, this is one reason to try the camera in the shop (and just
    outside) /before/ you buy. Some cameras are much better than others in
    sunlight. Take the camera back to the shop, and try different models.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Feb 21, 2009
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  3. Ron Hunter wrote:
    > David J Taylor wrote:

    []
    >> Seriously, this is one reason to try the camera in the shop (and just
    >> outside) /before/ you buy. Some cameras are much better than others
    >> in sunlight. Take the camera back to the shop, and try different
    >> models. David
    >>

    > Trying a camera before you buy it, outside the shop, may be
    > interpreted as shoplifting!


    I assume a basic level of common-sense, and actually /asking/ the shop
    assistant for permission before trying the camera outside! <G> I've
    never had such a request refused.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Feb 21, 2009
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  4. Ron Hunter wrote:
    > David J Taylor wrote:
    >> Ron Hunter wrote:

    []
    >>> Trying a camera before you buy it, outside the shop, may be
    >>> interpreted as shoplifting!

    >>
    >> I assume a basic level of common-sense, and actually /asking/ the
    >> shop assistant for permission before trying the camera outside! <G>
    >> I've never had such a request refused.
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >> David
    >>

    > You must deal with more trusting people than I do, or maybe I just
    > look dishonest...
    > Grin.


    Maybe this is because I'm dealing with a fairly small but specialised
    photo dealer, although one of a chain. Not some huge sells everything
    electronic and photographic emporium. I may have to leave my wife inside
    the shop as security! <G>

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Feb 21, 2009
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  5. J?rgen Exner <> wrote:
    > the donny <> wrote:
    >>Hi. I just purchased a Canon A2000IS. I really like it except for
    >>one thing. In sunlight, it is very hard to see the screen on the
    >>back. There is no viewfinder. I framed a shot today, and had
    >>difficulty seeing, and the shot came out on an angle.


    > Welcome to the world of modern P&S.


    >>Is there a
    >>simple solution to the glare? Sunglasses?


    > Simple? Yes. Cheap? No.
    > Get a camera with an optical viewfinder. Yes, they are harder and harder
    > to find.


    Cheap: wear a black shirt. If not enough use a hat to shade the camera
    screen. If not enough throw a black cloth over both camera and
    head. That always works.

    --
    Chris Malcolm
     
    Chris Malcolm, Feb 23, 2009
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  6. Jürgen Exner

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    Chris Malcolm wrote:
    > J?rgen Exner <> wrote:
    >> the donny <> wrote:
    >>> Hi. I just purchased a Canon A2000IS. I really like it except for
    >>> one thing. In sunlight, it is very hard to see the screen on the
    >>> back. There is no viewfinder. I framed a shot today, and had
    >>> difficulty seeing, and the shot came out on an angle.

    >
    >> Welcome to the world of modern P&S.

    >
    >>> Is there a
    >>> simple solution to the glare? Sunglasses?

    >
    >> Simple? Yes. Cheap? No.
    >> Get a camera with an optical viewfinder. Yes, they are harder and harder
    >> to find.

    >
    > Cheap: wear a black shirt. If not enough use a hat to shade the camera
    > screen. If not enough throw a black cloth over both camera and
    > head. That always works.


    A black Zorro cape would be perfect for this <g>.

    Seriously though, yes shirt color makes a huge difference.

    --
    Paul Furman
    www.edgehill.net
    www.baynatives.com

    all google groups messages filtered due to spam
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 23, 2009
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  7. Chris Malcolm <> wrote:
    >J?rgen Exner <> wrote:
    >> the donny <> wrote:
    >>>Hi. I just purchased a Canon A2000IS. I really like it except for
    >>>one thing. In sunlight, it is very hard to see the screen on the
    >>>back. There is no viewfinder. I framed a shot today, and had
    >>>difficulty seeing, and the shot came out on an angle.

    >
    >> Welcome to the world of modern P&S.

    >
    >>>Is there a
    >>>simple solution to the glare? Sunglasses?

    >
    >> Simple? Yes. Cheap? No.
    >> Get a camera with an optical viewfinder. Yes, they are harder and harder
    >> to find.

    >
    >Cheap: wear a black shirt. If not enough use a hat to shade the camera
    >screen. If not enough throw a black cloth over both camera and
    >head. That always works.


    Unless you are wearing polarized sunglasses to reduce glare. Then
    there's no hope of viewing an LCD screen.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Feb 24, 2009
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