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#41 adamtaylor

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:16 PM

Curious why u would flip it upside down..

I have tried a few different orientations.

For macro, flipping the monitor down towards you leaves your sightline to the lens open which helps in finding smaller subjects.

It also helps the balance of the rig as I found when pulling light arms far forward with stix floatation added it unbalances the tripod somewhat.

For certain wide-angle shots it is nice to look down on the monitor. For example if you want to shoot up at the surface you don't have to get under your camera to frame the shot.

Same with swimming through / above a reef. You can hold camera below you to get a better angle, without worrying about disturbing the bottom or sensitive life.

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#42 Pajjpen

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

Oh that I understand. I genuinely thought ud switch the position of the ball mount and literally turn the monitor upside down haha

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#43 adamtaylor

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:57 AM

Oh that I understand. I genuinely thought ud switch the position of the ball mount and literally turn the monitor upside down haha

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Ha, not even worth considering.

One thing I discovered and am very happy about is the monitor senses when it is inverted and flips both the image AND the button functions. Sometimes you need to jiggle or move it so it is right side up, but the button function change is great as you don't have to remember which button to press when zooming or changing settings.

Overall I am very happy with the new set up

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