I don't know why I ever downplayed the need for a reliable, high quality, color accurate LCD monitor. While I was swayed into lust for the Apple monitors and cinema displays, I always wondered if my pictures would reproduce the qualities of the files accurately. Well since purchasing this Eizo monitor, I am finally 'seeing the light' - so to speak. Finally I have a monitor that not only reproduces the accurate colors that my camera files are producing, but I no longer have eye fatigue and feel much more confident that when my pictures go to print, they will represent the same colors I edited for.
Why would you spend all that money on a great camera just to evaluate and edit on an inaccurate monitor? That's the question I asked myself and answered with the Eizo, and so glad I did.
I get asked about this bracket all the time. Why do you use it? What does it do? Where did you get it from? ....well put simply, I use it to enable my flash to be rotated vertically so that when the camera is vertical, the flash is also vertical and directly over the frame, so that there are no shadows going sideways. It also gives better coverage over a scene as the flash is elevated above the camera, and it also serves as a flash holder when I'm shooting with the flash in my hand off-camera.
It's a very well built bracket and folds flat for storage. It's not your cheap chinese bracket, but it will last a lifetime and serve you very well. You can purchase it online from Newton Brackets or stores like B&H.
This is the tool I have started using to document my first person POV during the filming of what I'm shooting on my stills cameras. It gives a great perspective putting the viewer right there with me on the shoot. The quality from this little camera is amazing and it's certainly robust as I've found on from 10M drops onto concrete with no ill-effect on the camera's performance. I also added the LCD Touch BacPac so I can frame correctly. Prior to adding this accessory, I used the Wifi feature which totally drained the battery within 20 minutes.