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Panasonic Lumix LX3 / Leica D-Lux 4:




O Flipbac obstrui nos lados um pouco da vista nos modos de aspecto seguintes:
3:2 e 16:9. Não há problema com o modo 4:3. Veja esta discussão no Flickr.com.







¾ view of Flipbac on LX3




                 
Flipbac on LX3 - side view


 

Flipbac on LX3 - side view open




Cutting the Flipbac side arms to fit LX3 LCD:

One thing we noted is that the plastic arms of the 3 inch Flipbac are too long
for the LX3’s LCD. This is easily fixed by cutting the plastic arms to make
them shorter.
With a sharp razor, cut 5mm-6mm off both plastic arms of the
Flipbac. For a better looking finish, cut on a 45 degree angle.


         


Flipbac arm cut on 45 degree angle.

IMPORTANT: Okay, this is obvious, but we will say it anyway...cut the Flipbac
arms before mounting it on the camera’s LCD.
Cutting the Flipbac arms when the
Flipbac is already mounted on the camera may result in scratching of the LCD.




Sticking the Flipbac to the LCD:

First stick the lower right corner of the Flipbac to the LCD. Make sure the Flipbac
arm on the right is aligned to the right side of the LCD. If you have not put the
viewfinder on straight, don’t worry, the Flipbac can be removed.







If you need to remove the Flipbac:

Hold the camera in one hand.
Open the Flipbac. With your other hand grab the mirror
and metal frame and slowly pull away from the camera. The 3M tape will release cleanly.
If pulled away slowly it will not damage the Flipbac or the camera.





LX3 4:3 ratio setting: We noticed no loss of LCD screen image


 





LX3 3:2 ratio setting: The side arms cover less than 1 mm on either side of LCD screen image.








LX3 16:9 ratio setting: LX3 users have been most concerned whether or not the Flipbac will
work with the LX3 in the
16:9 setting. Actually, the Flipbac side arms cover less than 1 mm
of LCD image on either side. Of course, you only lose this 1mm when viewing. The full image
is still photographed.








So, in conclusion, it is still up to you. But personally, we didn't have a problem missing 1 mm
either side since it did not make that much of an impact on our cropping. We still captured the
whole image in the final photograph anyway. If you are curious what others have to say, please
follow this discussion
started by one of our customers on Flickr.com




Flipbac on LX3 - closed




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