It's something you will have to get used to. The rangefinder style viewfinder is one of the huge attractions people have to this camera. Unlike a DSLR, you can see what is outside of your frame lines enabling one to anticipate what you will be shooting. If it's mainly the lens hood getting in the way, there are also vented lens hoods like the X100 type where there are cutouts that you can look through. I have one of these on order.