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Sorry for no blog updates for the past year. I have pretty much retired from concert photography and have been way too busy to even pick up a camera lately. Thanks for stopping by!

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Sony A900 LCD Window Replacement

My cameras take a bit of abuse while out shooting concerts. The photo pits in front of the stage can be crowded and cramped. While making your way around other photographers, you camera may bounce off the crowd barrier, or smack into the stage itself. You can be careful all you want, but you're bound to get some bumps and bruises. I also like to use 2 Black Rapid camera straps fastened together similar to their Double Strap design. This allows me to carry 2 bodies by my side at the same time. This saves me from having to change lenses during my short time in front of the stage when I want to capture a different perspective of the show. The only downfall for using these straps is the LCD window rubs against my belt or scrapes against the rivets of my jeans.

I really don't care for those plastic LCD protectors, or those clear films you apply over the window. They seem to cause more glare while reviewing pictures in bright areas and sometimes make it harder to see image detail. I'm not really that anal about scuffs and scrapes on my equipment, but one of my bodies was in dire need of some TLC.

The rear screen window was scuffed pretty bad and discolored a bit due to a reaction of a cleaning solvent that spilled a while back. I was only able to see about 75% of the image. So I jumped online to the Sony parts store and ordered up a new LCD window and the adhesive strip. A few days later my trusty mailman delivered the goods. I grabbed an x-acto knife, rubbing alcohol, q-tips, hair dryer, a lint free cloth, and my A900 ready for a facelift. This is an easy process that can be done to most DSLR cameras.

Read on for a pictorial step by step.

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