Shooting in the sun with a DSLR can be tricky in broad daylight, especially if the sun is at your back.
I tried to adress that with a simple to make, cheap solution, that is also easy to store and carry.
I saw a similiar product on amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Camcorders-compatible-MagicF... but the problem it had for me is that my screen is a touch sensitive one so accessing the screen with the hood attached looked a awkward to me.
My camera is a Canon, so I designed around that. I believe that the dimensions works for all the Canon models with the flipped-out screen (T5i, T6i, T7i / 600D 650D 700D 750D...). I've created a few models and I chose to present here the simplest version although I've done some other versions I think that there not yet completed.
For the project I used PP Corrugated Plastic Sheet or corriboard also known by the trademarks Polyflute, Coroplast, IntePro, Proplex, Correx, Twinplast, Corriflute or Corflute. It's a nice material to work with, durable enough for the task in hand and the double wall structure is good for making hinges.
In all the pictures attached I use a green corriboard but obviusly the purpose is to use a black one to block the sun better. But this is what I had so I used it for the design process.
The needed tools are:
Metal Ruler (not plastic or aluminum, preferably steel)
Sharp utility knife or X-Acto knife (I used 30 degrees blades)
Cutting board ( helps keep the blade sharp and the table free of scratches)
How to make:
Print the outline, stick it to the corriboard and cut according to the black outline. At the grey area don't cut through but just remove the outer layer with some of the inner walls. That's it. fold it and attach to your camera's screen.
Additional finish I suggest to soften to corners a bit, just be careful not to weaken the structure.
Go out and shoot.
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