The Flipbac 3" Angle Viewfinder and LCD Screen Protector helps you get take some great images - snap photos without kneeling, take candid portraits without hiding your face behind a camera, or capture a classic portrait. Whatever the situation, the Flipbac offers you and your pictures unique perspective. The special dual hinge design of the Flipbac angle viewfinder enables you to see a reflected image of your camera's LCD display in landscape and portrait positions.
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Along came Flipbac.
Along came Adorama offering Flipbac, just when I was wondering whether I would spend several hundred to get a right angle view finder for my new Canon 5D Mark II. Flipbac is a fine piece of ingenuity to get those unsual angles without the hassle of a right angle viewfinder change or going on all fours on the floor. I saved a packet and I am so glad that I went for Flipbac. I get not only the low angle shots but also the right-angled views of crowds and people without intruding. I did this in...View full Review
Along came Adorama offering Flipbac, just when I was wondering whether I would spend several hundred to get a right angle view finder for my new Canon 5D Mark II. Flipbac is a fine piece of ingenuity to get those unsual angles without the hassle of a right angle viewfinder change or going on all fours on the floor. I saved a packet and I am so glad that I went for Flipbac. I get not only the low angle shots but also the right-angled views of crowds and people without intruding. I did this in Egypt a few weeks back and the spontaneous shots I got were superb. The switch back to normal shooting is just a "flip"! Matches the color of the camera and protects the LCD viewer on the back or the camera. Great piece at a small price.
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Not so great after all
I bought this product thinking it would be great for low angle shots, which it was. But after only a few months of use the mirror no longer stays in position, it simply falls straight down. After a little bit of use there isn't enough friction to hold the mirror in place. Great idea, but faulty design.
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It's a great screen protector and adheres to the camera easily and stays put. Since it is essentially a mirror you do have to flip it all the way down when not using it for angled shots otherwise, depending on lighting situations, you will get glare from the mirror when shooting. It's a fun little gadget and better than nothing at all if your camera doesn't come with an angled viewfinder;
Good alternative to the similar feature on the D5100/5200 if you can live with a mirror image and more comfortable with this solution to see ground level display more easily. Not sure twisting and turning the LCD on the D5100/5200 won't result in premature mechanical failure. Adorama service was commendable. I ordered the wrong size and they replaced it immediately. They have my future business and recommendation to friends.
used it with Fuji X100 to take shoots from waist level
This little mirror lets you shoot from waist level or overhead. Simple. People think you are staring at you cellphone and texting. On my s95 perfect. Caveat : attaches with 1mm 3M LCD mounting tape which is not reusable. Mine arrived without it and Flipbac sent a replacement -but they are in Canada and it took 2 weeks. Chose your mount once and for all. I gave the replacement to my daughter and mounted with 2mm tape I had.I love it.
I intended to use this as a cheap waist-level viewfinder for my Nikon D300, but I gave up on it because it's awkward to use since the inverted image is confusing (hard to figure out which way to move the camera to bring the subject into the frame). I gave up on this and bought an electronic viewfinder which is much more flexible and includes a remote shutter release although it was much more expensive.
I have limited neck movement ability so this is ideal for me to take pictures of ceilings, etc. It does protect the screen well and is easy to operate. It's a little clumsy to use if you want to take a quick photo. Once it's on it is very difficult to remove.
I put this on my Canon S95. It was easy to install, and it functions as described. Quality is good. It does add some bulk to the camera, making it difficult to put in and take out of my camera bag. It also catches on the zipper of the bag. One of the things I like about the S95 is the small size, but this product makes it a bit bigger and bulkyier.
was tempted to buy this for my new Nikon P7000. however, was not able to use it because it's not feasible! Until today, I have not used it and wanted to return it to the seller.
I shoot more without using it that with it so it gets in the way.
Protects lcd monitor well but gets in way of quick review of photos