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03-23-2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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How to eliminate sun glare

I have a Pentax KX which suits me just fine, however I have a recurring problem when I am shooting outdoors in bright sun. I prefer to use the viewfinder over the led screen and the brightness interferes, I have a hard time seeing what's in the viewfinder. I find myself shading the viewfinder with one hand while trying to hold the camera and shoot with the other, it becomes a juggling act. Would a rubber viewfinder extender help? Most of the ones I find are magnifiers and I don't really need that.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Welcome to the Forums I can't really help with that question since I wear glasses and have the same problem . I have considered a hood as in the ooold film days. I do however wear a wide brimmed hat at times. Large enough to shade my eyes and view finder.
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Try a hat

Have you tried a baseball cap or another wide brimmed hat?

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03-23-2014, 09:19 AM   #4
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There are little rubber eye-pieces if you don't wear glasses, and pop-up hoods if you do.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/840716-REG/Vello_esp_dslr_Eyeshade_Eyecup_For_Pentax.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=pop-up+hood&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&s...op+Nav-Search=


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Hat with wide floppy brim AKA bush hat
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