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When it is sunny day try to take pictires with fuji camera z100fd my face reflects on screentherefore i cant take picture i have a hood and antiglare film ao screen but makes no difference

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  • rose62 Feb 13, 2009

    no real answer to this problem no instruction of what to do camera set at auto

  • rose62 Feb 13, 2009

    have already got an antireflection onscreen

  • rose62 Feb 13, 2009

    have tried all angles just noticed no reason thats why i fitted a hood and antiglare film

  • rose62 Feb 13, 2009

    no one is coming up with a practical answer
    camera is set at auto but cannot get a view because of my reflection there must be an answer somewhere

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Hello,

I hope this brilliant idea doesn't sound Too silly.

You said practical answer, and no one has given one (that you approve of) yet.

  • So here it goes: Get a suitably sized paper or Styrofoam cup, and make hole/cutout the bottom. (So that it is completely hollow.)
  • You could then put it up to the camera's view-port and look through the cup.
  • It's Practical, and easy, because now It Will be shaded, allowing you to see what you're taking pictures of.
  • This is just a practical suggestion, if you don't feel comfortable or embarrassed to use it, or something similar maybe, that's completely understandable. (it would look a little bit silly in public.)
What the other Experts are saying is reasonable, but not practical.
I hope you will be able to use this solution proudly. You have my best wishes.

Thanks for reading, and Thank You for using FixYa.


Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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This is a design issue and poor choice of material during manufactur of this model. That glass in place on your view screen is probably replaced with better material by now.

I would seek arbitration for a replacement camera or view screen through a complaint to the Better Business Bureau bbb dot org.

In the meantime, add additional layers of anti glare film, one at a time, until you achieve a better result. If that completely fails you can use it in your case against the manufacturer with the BBB.

The BBB will get you quick results.

BTW, did you register your camera with the maker after you received it? And, if so, you have never received a recall on this screen? Your action on this issue with the BBB will probably result in a recall. Do it for the benfit of the other owners.

Regards,
Worldvet

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

To my understanding of your posted problem, it would appear that there is really nothing that could be done. It appears to be a design issue but not necessarily a limitation. You have not posted that pictures taken are affected by the reflection, hence it is more of a user friendliness question. If possible, use it like a conventional camera rather than sighting through the the LCD screen. A possible solution is to increase the backlight but that would require extensive modifications which would not make it economically reasonable nor technically easy.

If you would factor in the modification cost, downtime and the efforts to effect the desired results, you may want to re-evaluate your options and consider seeking a suitable replacement camera.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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Use polarizing A polarizer is only effective if used at an approximate 30-degree angle to glare...only darkens skies 90-degrees from the sun. It's not magic. and day time turn off the flash its also effect to glare.

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When that happens you usually use the viewfinder to take the picture.

If the display is dim and has no backlight, then you need to have the backlight inverter fixed.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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    Ginko Feb 15, 2009

    Re: "camera is set at auto but cannot get a view because of my reflection"

    If the reflection is on LCD display, that is normal.

    If the reflection of your face is coming on picture, and you are not taking a shot at a window or glass reflecting surface, that means that the prismatic mechanism inside the viewfinder has a problem.

    If your face stays behind the camera, on the viewfinder side, there is no reason why the face should appear on the objective if not a defective viewfinder.

    Try temporarily shielding the viewfinder with dark cardboard and cellotape and see if that was the problem.


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Dear rose62, Feb 14, 2009 6:15pm EST (USA)

RE: Can't See Screen on Digital Camera on Sunny Day!

I've had this same problem with my digital cameras and it used to drive me nuts until I finally solved the problem by wearing a baseball cap and holding it over the camera while taking a shot. It's a pain but it works!
Sometimes I just take the shot and go to a shady area to see if it came out an wow what a difference.
Try just taking the shot then going to a shady area to view it because on a sunny day I can't see anything very well on any cameras screens until I walk into the shade.
Remember your not paying for pictures so shoot blindly and review and delete later!
Another thing....When I bought my first good digital and started taking pictures I was very selective because it only took about 25 pictures then I discovered I could by a card for it and now can take about 1,500 yes 1,500 pictures on one card so I just shoot all day & night and review and delete later!

Hope This Is Helpful!
jack
when it is sunny day - e1ebc4f.jpg

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Glare can be eliminated by either moving the light source or softening the light source. The solution to glare problems in photographs depends on the shape of the subject. In the case of flat objects (like a painting covered by glass) the solution is simply to move the light source. However, if the subject, is like most objects and it has angled or rounded surfaces and edges, the solution requires softening the light since no matter where the light is positioned some of it will reflect back into the camera.
Note that softening the light source does not mean reducing the light source or decreasing the amount of light. Turning down the lights will not eliminate glare from an image, at best it will only reduce the size of the hot spot appearing the image. Softening the light means changing the light source from a direct or hard light source (a bare light bulb or the sun are typical hard light sources) to a diffuse light source. The standard way to soften light is to use a diffuser or bounce the light off a large surface.
For many objects the easiest way to light an object with soft (diffuse) light is to use a light tent like the EZcube. Placing an object inside a light tent allows direct or hard light to be diffused as it passes through the fabric of the tent and then to be further softened as it is reflected around inside the tent. If all the light which is illuminating an object first passes through the fabric of the light tent then all the glare should be eliminated from the image of the object.
The most common cause of glare and extreme shadows, is an on-camera flash. If you are shooting an image of a shiny object using an on-camera flash, there is almost nothing you can do to eliminate glare. Even a light tent will not eliminate the glare caused by an on-camera flash. So, unless you have a special type of flash and have a very specific reason for using it, you should turn the on-camera flash off for most product photography.

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Usual problems associated with this kind of flash: red-eyes, short range, hard light, shadows cast by large lenses and, I thought, limited capabilities. But then upon reading the camera manual in full, I discovered two important things: the internal flash can be used to control remote flashes and it offers complete manual control. Deep in the menu options you can set the flash in i-TTL, TTL.
particularly where the flash reflects directly on the skin (nosetip and cheeks). Most settings set to default (Auto-WB, P mode, Auto-Iso, Auto-D-Range.
The camera has an AF-assist illuminator which works independently from the flash; but only if your AF-mode is set to [S]ingle. I want it to work even in [C]ontinuous mode since I always use that focusing mode in association with the thumb AF-ON button with a disabled shutter focus. And why not also in [M]anual focus when pressing AF-ON so you can verify your focus ?
AF/AF activation A:AF-ON ONLY AF/AF lock-on OFF (otherwise the autofocus is dead slow to react). Exposure/AE lock A:AE-L ONLY (this way autofocus is performed with the thumb while the index finger is used only for shooting, focused or not).
ash/Built-in flash TTL so as to avoid most of the dreaded pre-flashes

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Set the camera to manual aperature, and increase the value. You want the shutter open as little as possible!
Sometimes the resolution on the tiny screen does not do the picture justice. Transfer it to a PC with a larger screen to verify the picture is being washed out.

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Hi, Trying clicking in different angle with different light settings.
How did the problem start actually ?

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Use good filters
Filters can enhance your photographs in much better way. Polarizing filter helps to increase the contrast between white clouds and blue sky. Additionally, it can take away the reflections from leaves and produces more saturated colors.

Use studio diffuser
Diffuse the excess lighting using studio diffuser, sheet stretched on a frame, which improves the color and softens the hard shadow along the edges of the photograph.

Increase the aperture
It would be much better to under expose your photo rather than over expose. So, switch your camera to manual mode and bump up the aperture to overcome extreme light.

try doing that, let me know for further assistance.
Thanks

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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    here is reset method>>

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_revi...

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Please past anti-reflection sheet on LCD screen to avoid any reflection.
Anti reflection sheet can be purchased in camera shops or radio shake etc.

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Hi
change the settings to auto.....

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I really don't think there is an answer to this other than buy another camera or contact the manufacturer of the camera and ask if maybe they have a free fix for this glare reflection issue.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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