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see photo on screen in bright sun

jdlawrence

Williamsburg, US
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jdlawrence Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Dec 2008
Sun 14-Apr-13 02:03 AM

I just spent time on the North Carolina Outer Banks sand dunes. The sun was very bright. I was unable to see the photos and the histograms on the back screen. I just bracketed . As a result had a number of markedly underexposed photos. I thought of a hood of some type. "Auto" over exposed all the photos. Any other ideas. Never had the problem before.

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Sun 14-Apr-13 07:26 AM

The free option is to crank up the brightness on your LCD.

If that does not help enough, something like the Hoodman Loupe works great (while a little pricey).
http://www.hoodmanusa.com/prodinfo.asp?number=H-LPP3

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

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dwaycie

Lake Zurich, US
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dwaycie Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Registered since 23rd Nov 2008
Sun 14-Apr-13 12:37 PM

I have a friend who carries an old black t-shirt with him on photo outings for just this reason.

Cheaper than the Hoodman Loupe for sure.

Dave

GTF

Mastic Beach, US
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GTF Registered since 03rd Dec 2002
Sun 14-Apr-13 06:40 PM

I gave in and bought a Hoodman Loupe.
Highly recommended.

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pimadude

Tucson, US
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pimadude Registered since 28th Nov 2012
Mon 15-Apr-13 03:00 PM

Living in the arid Arizona Southwest (Tucson), I like you have problems seeing the LCD screen on my D7000 when I'm photographing outside during the day. I don't, however, experience many problems with overexposure and don't generally try to reference the histogram screen in the field.

It sounds like you might need to bias your exposures down a bit using the exposure compensation button.

Jim

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