I repurposed the hood I used for large format. One time I used a my Canon point and shoot for a planned panorama. I used my big wood 4x5 tripod , light cloth, and the tiny camera. Got some strange looks, but a great shot.Rob, you're right. It's hard to use, even in areas where there is no sun like where I live. The other day I was using LV on my D800 and had to drape a hoodie I was wearing over the camera and my head.