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Flipbac flipout mirror for travel candids?

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1. Posted by rloweanzac (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi,
Has anyone had any success using the Flipbac mirror for travel candids. It looks like it might work. When ever I raise my camera to my face I find peoples reactions are not natural or good.

I'm curious for anyone's comments or tried it on these cameras.

Thanks in advance Ralph

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos. For those of you who want to know what a Flipbac is, try Google. ]

2. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I have an old point and shoot that has a hinged screen and the technique works very well. Also, 'shooting from the hip' gives a nicer perspective in some pictures - and you don't even need to be facing your subject. Good luck with it.

3. Posted by rloweanzac (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your reply. I think I will give the Flip bac a go. True its not a real flip-out screen, but just may be the fix i am looking for. Most comments I have found our positive. First I will try it on the s90. Not sure about the reversed image though.

Regards
Ralph

4. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Sometimes a 'reversed image' kind of helps with composition - unless your subject is moving, which then makes it a pain in the arse. ;)

5. Posted by rloweanzac (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your reply. I agree, panning would almost be impossible.

6. Posted by rloweanzac (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Just to report, I ended up trying the Flipbac on my Canon S90. Overall I am pleased, it works and protects as stated and looks pretty good.

Most of all I am really enjoying the S90. Awesome little camera. For me the perfect travel camera. I am off to Cambodia and Laos and hope to get some great pics.

R

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