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Alfa screen hinge increased rotation modification. Vlogging/Selfie mode!

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Has anyone ever seen a diagram of the screen hinge on the 6500/6300 (not sure about the 6K)? I would like to modify the hinge to allow more rotation of the screen. Please reference the attached photo diagram. Basically I would like to confirm if the hinge extension is/isn't the mechanism for turning off the EVF when the screen is slightly pulled out. I understand the screen would be upside down and it most likely wouldn't be able to rotate completely flat but it could be almost enough to verify composition while the camera is facing the operator. Thanks for all the help. 

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There is a optical switch but then there is also a switch somewhere else. If you pull out the screen the optical switch for the EVF will not work and the EVF will not come on. At least that is how my camera is. Please confirm if your is different? Thanks for the response!

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There is a optical switch but then there is also a switch

somewhere else. If you pull out the screen the optical

switch for the EVF will not work and the EVF will not

come on. At least that is how my camera is. Please

confirm if your is different? Thanks for the response!

  

As you noted, the "6K" may differ. Apparently it 

does. Mine is an a6000 and if yours has the type 

of switching your describe, then that is a definite 

improvement ... as users of a6000, a7-II, etc, all 

complained about the LCD going black if you put 

your face closer to it for a better look.  

   

If I were to alter the hinge on mine [ if possible ], 

flipping the screen up to vertical would trigger 

the optical switch and blank out the LCD unless 

I dig into the menu to set "Monitor Only" viewing. 

    

Mebbe you can make a "selfie mirror" that fits in 

the flash shoe ? Should be less work, and less 

risky, than modding the hinge on your camera ! 

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