As the image below illustrates, the sun's glare
on a LCD screen can make reviewing image data on a digital SLR difficult.
Some attempts to address this problem include viewing aids that turn
the data into a bunch of overmagnified pixels and hoods that only partially
block the light.
In contrast, the SLR
cloth provides a darkened environment that permits photographers to
work continuously and review histograms and images on camera LCD review
screens at normal viewing distances. It also helps keep
your equipment dry in challenging conditions.
The concept for the SLR
cloth originated with the very first BLACKJACKET™ which
was designed to shade the ground glass of view cameras while providing
access to camera controls by way of sleeves.
The SLR BLACKJACKET™ dark
cloth works the same way, shading the LCD viewing screen all the while
and remove one's
hands from the
environment to access camera controls and still
maintain total darkness. Like a doorless, s-shaped entrance to a production
darkroom, the folds in the sleeve fabric trap unwanted light.
For a visual tour of
the SLR BLACKJACKET™,
click the Next link.