by ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq

Submit your Photo
Hall of Fame

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Photography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've been trying to find a decent monitor hood for my Apple CinemaDisplay 30", as the only place I am able to use my computer at the moment is a fairly brightly lit (during the day) area of my home. I have fully calibrated my workflow, including my screen and printer for the various papers I use. However it is extremely difficult to work during the day when it is so bright out and still keep my screen's brightness at around 180cd/m^2 or less (which makes soft-proofing prints very difficult.) I tried to create a basic makeshift hood using simple carboard, however it is rather unruly and not particularly sturdy.

I found a hood designed specifically for the CinemaDisplays, called MacHood. I've found it for sale at several European online stores, however I would like to avoid the cost of having to ship it and whatnot. I am also not thrilled about having to pay a VAT, as it appears is included at all of the stores I've looked at. Is it possible to buy this hood in the US? If not, is there a US manufacturer that makes something similar, that doesn't have a VAT tax levied on top of everything else?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Does it have to be MacHood?

A quick google search on apple cinema display hood turned up this product.

I can't vouch for the seller or manufacturer, but according to the website, they have a 30 day money back guarantee.

share|improve this answer
It doesn't necessarily have to be a MacHood, although that particular one maintains the aesthetic appeal of the CinemaDisplay, which was one of the reasons I purchased it in the first place. ;) – jrista Sep 9 '10 at 6:51
Picky picky.... – Alan Sep 9 '10 at 18:00
Yes, yes. That stems from the graphic/interior design aspects of my mentality. :P I like nice stuff to be nice. :D – jrista Sep 10 '10 at 19:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.