The chimney finder doesn't flip up. Its a 4-sided hard plastic "chimney" that extends the camera upward about 4 to 5 inches. I find it very helpful for the reasons described above.Originally Posted by Bighead
This is not the "waist level" finder most cameras come with. With the chimney finder, you have to put your eye up to it; You can't look down into it from afar (at least not easily).