In light of all the recent reports on Sony cameras getting hot during shooting, it is no wonder that the community is turning to self-made solutions.
And since may of those reports focus on heat coming from the overhead sun, photographer Senya Alman came up with a small camera personal roof. this roof is made from a small cold shoe adaptor, a basic swivel and a small black and white foam board (you can probably use white foam board as well).
Senya reports that this overhead protection was enough to keep the camera from overheating and that it works well with all of his setups.
An interesting discussion emerges about replacing the foamboard with a solar charger. The big pro argument is obviously the cord-free “endless” power supply. But if you do that, you have to consider the extra weight.
Either way, I can’t wait until Sony starts selling branded shade rigs for their mirrorless cameras ;)