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04-26-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Right angle viewing (from the top down) the LCD?

Since Pentax doesn't make swivel screens (yet), did anyone here try some of the available solutions for viewing the LCD from the top? I can only find these 2 and would be interested if there are other ways of doing this? Maybe more DIY style with a prism?!

I found the Genus LCD Viewfinder:
Genus LCD Viewfinders - Viewfinders - Genus Video and DSLR products

or the Flipbac Angle Viewfinder (Black):
Shoot from the hip!

04-27-2012, 01:40 AM   #2
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I had the flip back-I took it off as it just got in the way when I was chimping/checking histograms etc as it is a reverse image.
I'll hold onto it and use it the otherway round as a LCD shade if I get a Q or K-01.
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Thanks! Interesting, I thought that's the one that's not in the way at all but it makes sense. So you can't fold it all the way out of the way if you temporarily want to use the display? Is it fixed at that 45 degree angle?
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The screen has a pretty wide viewing angle. Have you tried holding it at waist level and looking down on it? I agree it's not as clear as a swivel LCD, but I find it still works for me in many situations.

I think even a partial LCD swivel would be a good thing, though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by attilaworx Quote
Thanks! Interesting, I thought that's the one that's not in the way at all but it makes sense. So you can't fold it all the way out of the way if you temporarily want to use the display? Is it fixed at that 45 degree angle?
You can fold it right down-I did exactly that for a recent wedding shoot- but it basically was in the way for more of the time than I used it basically. So will be pro of use vs con of fidlyness. Having said all that its adds nothing to the back of the camera which is why I would keep it for any future Q or K-01 purchases
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