Can you turn off the LCD display on Nex5R and Nex 6?

Started Jan 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Hye Regular Member • Posts: 405
Re: Can you turn off the LCD display on Nex5R and Nex 6?

Russell Evans wrote:

RustierOne wrote:

I have a NEX-5N, but never realized you can't turn off the monitor. The best you can do is turn down the brightness.

If you have the EVF, there is a button on the side that will switch the LCD to the EVF and if there is nothing to activate the proximity sensor on the EVF, both the EVF and LCD will stay off.

The other option on the 5n is to buy the LCD shade, and to keep it closed.

Thank you

Option 3? Buy a polarizing film, cut it down to size, and tape it to the LCD screen. In the proper orientation, this should block all the light, since LCDs are linearly polarized. (or at least the old ones are -- I think some of the fancier new ones aren't necessarily, so you might want to check this)

I think you can get linear polarizers for pretty cheap (a few bucks):

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