The Flipbac is one of those clever ideas which has been a long time coming. Basically a stick on mirror which you attach to your digital camera LCD to give you an angled viewfinder for those artistic and hard to reach shots. The company sent me one to play with and it’s rather cool. At first glance the thing looks too flimsy to work, but once it’s installed on the LCD via the soft glue mount, it feels really quite solid.
The flip out action is smooth, and as the blurb says, it doubles up as a screen protector too. Two things to remember. One, you’ll not be able to use it on DSLRs without live view LCDs, and also it does obscure the LCD when closed, which may slow down your shot speed for those spontaneous moments. Oh and yes the device does detach from the LCD if you need it to, although I can’t say how easy that is to do once it’s been on your camera for a few months or longer. Shoot from the hip indeed. Available worldwide for $19.99.
Introducing the Flipbac – an angle viewfinder and LCD screen protector for digital cameras. This camera accessory will help 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 angle viewfinder offers you and your pictures unique perspective.