Laptop sun shades

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Laptop sun shades

Post by DJD » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:39 am

Not sure if this is the right forum for this. What does everyone use for shading a laptop at the scope? I intend to get a new camera that needs laptop support.
I have enough difficulty throwing a cover over my head with my DSLR at the moment I suspect that laptops pose a whole new problem. Any recommendations ?
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Re: Laptop sun shades

Post by GreatAttractor » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:58 pm

I used to have a towel ready, and put it over my head and laptop for focusing/re-focusing. Now it's a medium size cardboard packaging box from Ikea - much better! All you need it to tear some holes for cables. The box is also handy for carrying all the small stuff (power supplies, cables, adapters) around. (It's still best to keep sunglasses on, somewhat lower on the nose, to block light from the bottom of your field of view.)
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Re: Laptop sun shades

Post by fjabet » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:11 am

I don't use one at home, my velum is at the right place.
When I'm on the field, I use an iCap that is very well build. It's a bit expansive, but it is worth it.
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Re: Laptop sun shades

Post by axlefoley » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:25 pm

I have one of these and to stop the wind blowing it off the table the cover is held down with a allen head bolt on each corner to hook the eyelet
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