Dale P writes:
The same idea applies to other small compacts without an EVF, not just the Sigma DP Merrill.
I also was irritated that there was no way to hold the Sigma DP Merrill up to my glasses and compose an image. By chance I happened to see a reference to this device in a blog somewhere. Someone liked using it on a point and shoot with an LCD but no viewfinder.
Basically this device attaches either on the tripod mount or into the flash mount site on the camera. It is a plastic arm and a flip up/down high quality lens then lets you comfortably put your eye right up to the lens and see the whole LCD.
So…I spent around $50 to check it out.
Surprise! It turns out that by pressing the lens firmly against my glasses, it is as if I am mashing the camera against my forehead. Giving great stability compared to holding the camera out away from my face with my two hands.
This is a technique you have referred to before I think.
Your theory works! I got sharp photo’s at 1/25th of a second at F4 whereas without the device my shots were blurry.
Worth considering for someone who wants sharp pictures with the DP Merrills.
I have no connection to the company making the device and just thought this info might help your other subscribers.