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Hood + viewer

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by TonG, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. TonG

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    A while ago a build a hood for an Ipad mini. It did worked but only a little bit. In full sunshine I could barely see the screen.
    So I decided to make a makeshift viewer. I bought two +3 reading glasses (wall-mart type) and built them in a holder made of cardboard and lots of gaffer tape. And some pieces of velcro.
    In my backyard with full sunshine it worked very nicely.

    I will do some more practice tests and if it turns out well I will make a more decent model.

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    Looks like it's enclosed on all 4 sides. How do you perform touch screen gestures?
     
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  4. TonG

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    As you can see in the last picture I have the option to leave the front flap open in order to reach my tablet. However I'm making only pictures and I do not have to touch the screen.

    I used the viewer this afternoon during a sailing course and I must say it works fine. A very nice view and now you can see wat you are photographing and make a much better composition.
     
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    Great idea!
    We had made something similar (but w/o the glasses) with thick poster board and gaffers tape to fit our Note 2. It's works good but a little too far away from the tiny screen. The only open area is at the bottom in case we have to touch the screen (see hand in photo).


     
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    With the glasses I used you need a distance of around 20cm from the screen for to get a focused view. The projected screen size is about 12 inches across. guesswork off course.

    I'm looking for some quality fresnel-lenses to improve the construction of my viewer.