Wow. The collapsed state looks like that of a 5-in-1 reflector. The flat form factor makes the ThinkTank Photo Pixel Sunscreen V2.0 64 easy to transport in a backpack. The flat form factor is a great feature for digital techs and digital artists on location that already have a laptop with case to lug around.
The expansion of the Pixel Sunscreen was really easy. The collapse of the Pixel sunscreen on the other hand took a few tries for my very first. (Future collapses were down to one try. ) Similar to the collapse of a 5-in-1 reflector it takes some getting used to but once you’ve collapsed it a few times the collapse is easy.
The pouches you have access to once expanded inside is amazing. The Pixel Sunscreen has functional pockets to allow for amazing organization capabilities while on location. There are also Velcro openings on each of the bottom sides to give access to your computer ports.
AFTER FIRST USE:
Nothing short of amazing. My first use wasn’t actually in a photography shoot environment. I was actually at a starbucks looking to work on some images. The pixel sunscreen surely brought some attention to me as I was working but was very practical in application.
photo credit: Lawrence Atienza
The pixel sunscreen provided privacy and also protection from the harsh tungsten light to the screen. The internal pouches proved useful when organizing compact flash cards that have already been processed and other media.
A FEW OF THE FEATURES I FOUND MOST USEFUL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: (view a full listing at the manufacturer website
- Ability to minimize monitor light bleed outdoors in bright suns
- Internal pockets for organization on location
If you are a photographer or digital artist that works on location, then the ThinkTank Photo Pixel sunscreen V2.0 is a must have accessory. This product has not only professional uses to provide shade for your laptop screens for on location photo editing and review but also could be used as a means for privacy in public areas. Did i mention i also use the Thinktank Photo Pixel Sunscreen as a means to change lenses in windy environments. Let’s just say that I always have the ThinkTank Photo Pixel sunscreen in my bag.
Disclosure: We’ve received this product at no cost for this review. The views and opinion expressed in this review are mine.
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