Hoodman HoodLoupe And Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras

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HoodLoupe And Point-And-Shoot Digital CameraMy friend Uwe Steinmueller, an excellent fine art photographer who runs OutbackPhoto.com, just called to tell me about something he’s very excited about. He called himself a “happy camper” and said he’s “relieved” that he’s discovered an acceptable method for using point-and-shoot cameras. Uwe is very much a detail-oriented photographer. He’s an expert on the subtleties of RAW processing and technical landscape photography. If you know him and his photography, you probably think of him behind a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III on a tripod, not with a tiny point-and-shoot camera in his hands. In the past, he’s told me that point-and-shoot cameras don’t allow him to shoot the way he likes. He wanted the convenience and immediacy of a point-and-shoot, but compact digital cameras just didn’t offer him the control he wanted. So it’s notable and exciting that he’s found a solution.

In January we Uwe and I attended a Panasonic Lumix digital camera introduction in Miami. We both really enjoyed shooting with the new Panasonic Lumix ZS3. It’s very compact and has a wonderful 12x, image-stabilized optical zoom lens in a pocket-sized body. But again, Uwe felt that the camera didn’t offer him the control he needs to shoot comfortably. He got a ZS3 to review, anyway and he’s found a solution that allows him to better utilize the ZS3′s 3-inch LCD for more precise framing and steadier shooting. I haven’t tried his method yet. But I’m curious if it will allow me to accurately pan with point-and-shoot cameras that don’t have optical viewfinders. To find out more, read about how he’s using the Hoodman HoodLoupe with a Panasonic Lumix ZS3 / TZ7 point-and-shoot digital camera:

Using The Camera LCD As Pseudo EVF >>

Hoodman HoodLoupe with Panasonic Lumix ZS3 / TZ7
Related Content:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 / TZ7 User Reviews
Panasonic 2009 Miami Lumix Camera Introduction
Digital Cameras Forum
Digital Outback Photo Web Site
Hoodman Web Site
Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras Web Site

About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of PhotographyREVIEW.com and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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