- Jan 18, 2009
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I don't know if anyone else has this problem so I thought I would throw it out and see what happens. I have a Panasonic HDC-SD9 Video camera. It is HD and takes incredible video. The problem is the only viewfinder is the swing out screen. In the bright sunlight you can not see the screen. I usually end up with about the first couple of seconds of a launch and then it is just plain luck if I stll have the rocket in frame. Google searchs turned up nothing that would be helpful. As an amateur astronomer I remembered a reflex site for BB guns that a few of us used on home made telescopes. I adapted one to my camera and thought that maybe I am not the only one having this problem and would share it with the forum. At our next club launch next weekend I will give it a try and report back on how it works. Here are a couple of pictures of the contraption.....