Jump to content


Photo

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

Screen Rotation Hinge A6500 A6300 EVF switch

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 MelinRyan

MelinRyan

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:30 PM

Advertisement (Gone after free registration)

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. 



#2 MelinRyan

MelinRyan

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:41 PM

There seemed to be a problem with the attachment, So for context please see the image at the link below. 

 

https://imgur.com/a/q6jlj

 

Thanks again for any help

Ryan



#3 Username

Username

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 919 posts

Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:16 AM

Not in the hinge. The switch is optical

and is located next to the eyepiece. 



#4 MelinRyan

MelinRyan

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

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!



#5 Username

Username

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 919 posts

Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:24 AM

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 ! 





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Screen, Rotation, Hinge, A6500, A6300, EVF switch

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
x

New Members Welcome!

Not yet registered? Really?

Registration is free and takes only a few minutes.

After the free registration you can discuss with members from all over the world, put questions and present your images.

We are looking forward to you!

Admin Andreas und Sony Alpha Forum Team

Register now! X