Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays

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About Hoodman

The Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays is used to make a close inspection of images as you reviews them on your DSLR camera's LCD display. The LCD screen Loupe isolates the display from ambient light so you will not be distracted by reflections or shadows in it. This makes it easier to view image details quickly to confirm focus and ensure that you have the best image possible. It will provide full coverage of an LCD display screen up to 3.2" diagonally with a standard (3:2) aspect ratio. The Compact HoodLoupe also shrinks down 30% smaller for easier transport and storage when not in use - going from 3.25" to 2.25" with ease.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (8),Easy to use (7),Durable (4),Reliable (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape photography (4),Macro photography (4),Travel (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (6)

Hoodman Features

  • Conveniently Collapsible: Shrink your HoodLoupe viewfinder by pressing its ends together, shortening its length from 3.25" to 2.25" in one quick press
  • Glare-Free Photos & Videos: It is designed to fit the 3.2" LCD displays of larger DSLR and HDSLR cameras, with a 1:1 magnification ratio. With the same 3:2 aspect ratio as your camera's LCD, It allows more of the screen to be used for photo & video display so you can clearly see what you're shooting
  • Diopter Adjustment: +/-3: Adjust the diopter's focus to your own eyesight for a customized viewing experience that is both comfortable and clear
  • Case & Quick-Release Lanyard: The lanyard fits around your neck and has a quick-release fastener that allows you to easily remove it. It also comes with a protective carrying case for safe and easy storage, with a built-in belt clip for convenient carrying while on the job

Hoodman Specifications

Material
Hypoallergenic silicone
Diopter Adjustment
+/- 3
Mounting Method
1/4"-20 tripod mount
Dimensions
Compressed: 3.2x2.25x2.4" / 8.1x5.7x6.1cm
Uncompressed: 3.2x3.25x2.4" / 8.1x8.25x6.1cm
Weight
3.6oz / 102.05g
Mfr #
CH32
SKU
HNCH32

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Allows image review in bright sunlight

After you've taken the shot and need to really see what's on your LCD, this HoodLoupe will allow you to get real close. You can check exposure and focus in bright sunlight. The eyepiece is adjustable to most people's eyesight and will really get you down to the pixel level when used with your + button on the back of the camera. An essential tool to have in your camera bag. It's built to last and I don't worry about it being banged around in my kit.

Reviewed by 10 customers

 
5.0

Just what I needed

By

from Orange, Ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

I'm going to use when I take macro photos outside it's compact and will be in the feild.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Hoodman helpful for critical focus.

By

from Fort Collins, CO  -  Pro Photographer

I'd been reading about this product for some time, and was frankly curious about how useful it might be. I found it does take some getting used to, and is best suited for nature and still life shots in which you have time to compose a shot. I really like it for shots down low to the ground when I can fold the screen out and use the Hoodman to fine tune the focus. I'm looking forward to using it for nature shots.

 
5.0

Good device for bright sunny days

By

from Conover, NC  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The hoodloupe works well in bright, sunny locations where it is often difficult to see the LCD display. There is some magnification, but the real value is checking your photos.

 
4.0

Nice tool

By

from Eastern Shore, MD  -  Professional

This hood/loupe does a good job. When you need to check critical focus or confirm focus point it is much better than putting on the old reading glasses. The hood feature is nice when shooting into the light source. Most helpful.

 
5.0

One of the best

By

from Scottsdale, AZ  -  Professional

The compact Hoodman is compact (doesn't eat up valuable space in my bag), is high quality, and allows me to confirm that I'm in focus. And believe me, as a full-time architecture & interior photographer, focus is not an option. Using this product is a no-brainer.

 
5.0

Makes A Difference

By

from Canonsburg, PA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I was surprised how much better I can see the screen with this. It really does make a difference. The ability to fold down is a plus; however, it does take up some space though. If you are going to be in sunlight or any where bright it is a no brainer the benefit outweighs the bulkiness.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Canon DSLR only!

By

from Central PA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Note the mfg code is specific to a Canon 3.2" mount.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great in bright sun light!

By

from Hobart, IN  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Use in bright sun light, make the screen easer to see.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Macro Work

By

from Monument, CO  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Use for outdoor macro photography. Really makes a difference when shooting in the sunlight and trying to get accurate manual focus using live view.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Allows image review in bright sunlight

By

from Albuquerque  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

After you've taken the shot and need to really see what's on your LCD, this HoodLoupe will allow you to get real close. You can check exposure and focus in bright sunlight. The eyepiece is adjustable to most people's eyesight and will really get you down to the pixel level when used with your + button on the back of the camera. An essential tool to have in your camera bag. It's built to last and I don't worry about it being banged around in my kit.

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Shopper  Does the Hoodman Loupe work with eyeglasses?
MIKE S  Yes the Hoodman Loupe works with eyeglasses because the eye piece is soft rubber .
jw r  Does this fit on a Fuji X-Pro 1???
KENNETH M  It does not fit on anything, you just hold it up the to the read LCD to get a better view of your capture especially in light conditions that prevent good viewing
Henry D  Is it compatible in my Nikon 5000?
M JOEL B  Not sure but my guess is that it will not work properly. The 3.2" Hoodloupe is for a D800 and other cameras that have a 3.2' LCD. I would think the D5000 would likely have a 3" LCD and if so, I would want a 3"Hoodloupe to go with it.
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