We often go to extraordinary lengths to see what we are trying to photograph, either through the viewfinder or on the screen. This is a particular challenge if you are lying on the ground shooting something low down in Macro or struggling with something overhead.
It looks as if the manufacturers are looking to solve this problem with screens that tilt and I wouldn’t be surprised if before too long they take the screen off the camera and let us look at it wherever we want via a wireless connection.
However, until that day arrives, there is a great, inexpensive little device that you can order on the internet, directly from www.flipbac.com
It is a metal mirror that doubles up as protection for your cameras screen, so you no longer need that cloudy and scratched bit of plastic that you use at the moment. It opens in both landscape and portrait mode via a clever bit of engineering and shows a reflection of the screen that you can view from may different angles.
I was surprised not to be able to find the product in the UK but ordered directly and was amazed when it arrived in the post within a few days. It is easy to fit with a bit of care, extremely well made and certainly makes shooting in difficult places a bit easier. Personally, I think it even enhances the look of the camera.