11. 11. 2008
Kneel no more for photos, just Flipbac
If you are a photography enthusiast, you know how many acrobatic positions are required each time you aspire to get that perfect shot. Being a greenhorn myself, the most difficult aspect to deal with is unsteady hands - as soon as I am in the kneeling position for a shot, the hands get all wobbly and the whole exercise gets frustrating. Ofcourse, the camera's image stabilization feature is all I am dependent on to get a decent shot, but who wouldn’t like an additional helping hand in such a situation ?
Enter Flipbac, an angle viewfinder that fits most digital cameras with a 3-inch LCD screen (with live view) to help you shoot without getting into several of those awkward positions. Once you attach this accessory - which is essentially just a mirror - to your camera's LCD screen, it reflects the live preview that is being caught on the camera's LCD screen. As evident from its name, Flipbac flips back - vertically or horizontally - by more than 180-degrees to give you a preview of your subject, and becomes a screen protector when not in use. So with the help of what you see on the Flipbac mirror, you can shoot from ground level, waist level, or even overhead positions with ease.
The flip side as I see it - being a mirror, Flipbac will always give you a laterally inverted image of the live preview that's on the camera's LCD screen. And that might take some time to get accustomed to. But considering you still have accuracy regarding the placement and focussing aspects of your shot, it is probably a minor hindrance.
In all, it is a pretty nifty accessory to have, especially if you are a camera buff with a non-athletic personality. Flipbac is available in black or silver and is priced at $19.99 (plus $5 for international shipping).
Via Coolest Gadgets.