• HoodEYE is a camera eyecup which easily replaces your digital SLR camera's rubber eyepiece for improved viewfinder optics. Blocks light for easier viewing.
(D5000 & D5100 NO SOLUTION)
Most Liked Positive Review
GREAT PRODUCT ! ! !
Hoodman comes to Nikon's Rescue. The HoodEYE should have been offered OEM from Nikon! Bad Nikon! From day 1 when I bought the Nikon 300 I needed a real functioning eyecup. Light was always getting into my eyepiece and disturbed my framing and concentration. I have been patiently on Adorama's wait list for over 2 months waiting for this near PERFECT eye piece. I have captured many outdoor pictures and this was always hard with the sun coming into the flat OEM eyepiece. I walked outside today t...View full Review
Hoodman comes to Nikon's Rescue. The HoodEYE should have been offered OEM from Nikon! Bad Nikon! From day 1 when I bought the Nikon 300 I needed a real functioning eyecup. Light was always getting into my eyepiece and disturbed my framing and concentration. I have been patiently on Adorama's wait list for over 2 months waiting for this near PERFECT eye piece. I have captured many outdoor pictures and this was always hard with the sun coming into the flat OEM eyepiece. I walked outside today to test, and it was 99% perfect. I had to remount the Hoodman Eyepiece a 2nd time after realizing it was not mounted flush on both sides of the square Nikon camera body mount. Some sun was leaking into the viewfinder from the HoodEYE mount so I remounted it and only a Very, Very slight amount of sunlight was leaking in = 99% perfect. If you shoot outdoors under full daylight or indoors with overhead lighting you will LOVE Hoodman's Eyecup.Yes it is a little expensive but worth every penny if annoying light has ever bothered your lensing.
Most Liked Negative Review
doesn't fit on my d300
I just got mine. It doesn't fit. The slots on the side are too far apart, and the locking bar on the bottom seems overly large. This creates a situation where "sliding it on" requires a steep angle and a ton of force, and when force is applied the side slots can't hold on. I don't know if I just got a bad copy or what, but what I'm holding in my hand (rather than having mounted on my camera as it should be) is junk.
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I wanted this for my Nikon D610 and spoke to a representative from Adorama and they said this one would work. Well when I got it out of the package and tried really hard to get it on, no way would it fit. Really was scared that I was going to drop the camera. So for the heck of it I tried it on my D7000 and it snapped on right away and that was good. Only problem now is I can't get it off. So I have deceided that when I need to shoot an outdoor event I will be using the D7000 and only use the D610 indoors or on cloudy days. Ok now I have to say that it does help to shield some of the light but with wearing glasses some light still comes in and it's hard to see the settings in the eyepiece for adjustments. So than I move just a little and it works way better than with out it in bright sun. Now this thing also fits very snuggly and there is a very slim chance of it coming off. So in all it does help.
I have given myself bruises on the forehead trying to catch something suddenly and slamming the camera to my eye. The Hoodeye has saved me from that dilemma many times. I wish they would also make one that is just round, and not oblong, as switching orientation can sometimes be awkward (when trying to do it quickly). I know Nikon makes a round one, but the Hoodman version is a bit stiffer and feels snug against my eye when quickly raising the camera to shoot.
Very comfortable, fits on camera well, keeps stray light from interfering with picture from the viewfinder. Only negative is that the lower part covers some of the LCD display. A pair of scissors may fix that.
I should have purchased this long ago!
Needed an eyepiece that would block side light. It's good quality and about half of what a Nikon rig would cost.
I like the feel of the HoodEYE, but it does not block out the sun the way that it is advertised.
The HoodEye helps eliminate unwanted light from the viewfinder. The HoodEye helps keep your nose and cheek from rubbing up against the display. The HoodEye helps center your eye in the viewfinder.
I use it on a D7100. I am a left eye shooter.
I use this product to help with my digiscoping (Nikon D7000 and Vortex Razor HD). I wear glasses and the eye cup makes pressing my eye up against the view finder great. I recommend this even for folks who don't wear glasses. The eye cup design on most DSLRs are draconian at best.