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Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras

You Pay: $19.95
Product Highlights
  • 22mm Fitting
  • Self Locking Mount System

This is the HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras. This eyecup is a great way to prevent excessive ambient light from entering your viewfinder. By removing your camera's eyepiece and substituting the HoodEYE, you can improve your viewfinder clarity.
 

Note: This item is camera specific - Please make sure you get the one that fits your camera.

Note! Will NOT fit the 5D and 5D Mark II
Compatibility Chart

Rotates to accommodate both right and left eyed shooters

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HoodmanHoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (46)
  • Lightweight (40)
  • Durable (33)
  • Reliable (28)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (37)
  • Landscape photography (32)
  • Travel (25)
  • Portraits (23)
  • Macro photography (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Semi-professional (17), Professional (10), Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Small price for big advantage

Greetings All,

I just bought my second HoodEye, a version that fit's my Canon 7D. This simple device makes seeing so much better, and makes taking photos so much more...Read complete review

Greetings All,

I just bought my second HoodEye, a version that fit's my Canon 7D. This simple device makes seeing so much better, and makes taking photos so much more enjoyable. Since seeing well is the key to superior images, you should not hesitate for a second longer a get this eye cup. As the 7D has a large LCD screen, the protrusion over the screen for review is minimal. You can swivel the long side of the cup totally out of the way if preferred. All in all a must have addition to your d SLR.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Blocks some of the LCD

The Good; Great for out-door bright light, built well, and easy to attach.

The not so good; Seems to block part of the top of the LCD when viewing photos...Read complete review

The Good; Great for out-door bright light, built well, and easy to attach.

The not so good; Seems to block part of the top of the LCD when viewing photos or shooting video, being that with most DSLR you can only shoot video using the LCD, at least that is a little annoying.
When shooting photos horizontally to vertical the eye cup need be rotated with a free hand so it can be annoying when changing back and forth.

Overall; It is something to have around if you are doing a lot of shooting outside in bright light, but not something that I would leave on a camera with a large LCD, or when doing a lot of fast changing horizontal to vertical.

Reviewed by 63 customers

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5.0

Nice accessory

By jmckayak

from Chester County PA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

      The Hoodeye was easy to fit on my 5D3 and 1D4. Clips on securely and is still easy to remove. The 'wing' blocks side light well. Wish that I had purchased this earlier.

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      5.0

      Great product!

      By arizona77

      from Louisville, Ky

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

        I like this brand. i bought the cheaper one from the @ and it's got broken after the first photo shoot. This one is sturdy and keep your eye focused on the subject. Love it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        love it

        By Jessphotog

        from tawas, mi

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

        So much better ! Easy to use.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Simple but effective.

        By Steven Barall

        from New York City

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

          I like using a hood because reducing the outside light while I'm gazing into the viewfinder makes me feel more connected with the scene helping me concentrate and be less distracted. Also it's easier to see the info displays in the viewfinder while working outside in bright sun.

          The hood itself rotate in it's plastic mount so when you shoot verticals you can still gain from the benefits.

          It fits securely so don't worry about it falling off.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Just a great product

          By TAC

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                Though this accessory seems somewhat expensive, it's not something that will wear out and need replacing. And it helps reduce interfering outside light. It's worth it. I have one on both of my cameras.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Comfortable

                By Joe Schmoe

                from Pennsylvania

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                  Much more comfortable than the stock eyepiece. I shoot primarily in landscape orientation but the option to simply rotae the cup is nice. Smudges on the LCD are reduced as well. I haven't tried to remove it yet, doesn't look like it will be easily done.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Works well

                  By Scott

                  from Houston

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Too Compact

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Night photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                  I had a gift card and wanted to try this out so I decided to get it. It arrived promptly as do all of my BH purchases. It was easy to install(put on) and has a secure fit to my 5D mkIII. The eye piece is rubber that is soft on the eye area and it also swivels, good for righty, lefty or shooting portrait style. It blocks most light and good for day or night-time shooting situations. I gave it 4 stars because I thought it could probably extend out a little further to help avoid face contact with the back of the camera and it does interfere a little with the screen on top but it does the job and I'm glad I got it. The photo used for BH is very accurate.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Improvement

                  By Scott

                  from Washington

                  Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                  I really like this eye cup. Much better isolation and clarity. Easy to rotate for portrait or other eye. A couple of things to be aware of: first the rubber is a dust magnet, and second is that it is not an extender and does not keep the lcd free of smudges. That said, I would definitely recommend it. Good purchase.

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                  5.0

                  Great product....

                  By rs

                  from South Carolina

                  Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                  Works as promised - love how outside light is sealed off and how comfortable it is... Rotates easy enough, but not too much....

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                  5.0

                  Will buy again

                  By dueqwell

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                    Love that it clips on. I have lost 2 or 3 off the original eyepeices

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A Must have

                    By BinOR

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                      Anytime I am shooting, especially in sunny situations this is a must...so I just leave it on my camera. It is a lot more sturdy than other brands I have purchased for other cameras. I would buy this over and over!!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Big Help

                      By SAC Design

                      from Aliso Viejo, CA

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                        This great for the early morning sun rises at the race track to block the sun from coming into the side of my eye when I shoot.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        HoodEye

                        By - JJ

                        from Bismarck, ND

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                          An easily affordable product that assists to block ambient light and focus on subject matter.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good product. Be careful NOT For MK2

                          By Agustin Montoya

                          from Miami, FL

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                              Be careful with your sellection. This is only for EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras.

                              ****NOT FOR 5D MK2***

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Yin & Yang

                              By Gene M

                              from Concord, CA

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Use

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography

                              Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                              Still not 100% positive with eyeglasses. Have to mash lens against it.
                              Most effective in brilliant sun; otherwise not so much.
                              Replaces standard eyepiece pad, so quick on and off not seamless (a bit clumsy).

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Improvement

                              By KDM632

                              from The Villages, FL

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves View Of Screen

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                                For me this HoodEye gives me a better view of the viewfinder screen. Well worth the price, very comfortable and blocks peripheral light and distractions.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Comfortable

                                By LangleyJ

                                from Vancouver, BC

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • L Or R Eye Orientation

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                                  The HoodEye cup fits perfectly with the vello Snap-On LCD Screen Protector for Canon 7D. Blocks out annoying light, I love that it spins for either left or right eye orientation, also landscape and portrait. With the LCD screen protector on, it appears to hold it out a little further so my cheek doesn't touch the LCD at all. No complaints, just wished I'd discovered it sooner ;)

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                                  5.0

                                  Better Viewing Experience

                                  By barb j melton

                                  from Mathews, Virginia

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography

                                    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                                    I have light sensitive eyes and needed a better way to see images through the Canon 7D eye piece... The eyehood keeps out light and fits my eye perfectly... it also keeps my cheek away from the viewing screen, which keeps it cleaner; a great purchase that makes a big difference.

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                                    • Yes

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                                    5.0

                                    So much better than the original

                                    By Rusty Razor

                                    from North Bay, CA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Super Easy Installation
                                    • Works For Either Eye

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                                        What a difference this eyepiece makes compared to the original one. No more stray light bouncing back in to my eyes. More importantly, no more stray light throwing off the metering system. I'm using this on my 7D, it seems to be much more sensitve to stray light. Another important benefit: you feel so much more connected to the camera. The camera feels more like an extension of your body instead of something pressed up against your face.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        shields the eye

                                        By Mountaineer

                                        from Santa Fe, NM

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use

                                          Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon EOS 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV / 5D Mark III / 7D Cameras:

                                          This works well either for left or right eye, just twist it. It shields the eye from stray light, allowing for better concentration.

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                                          • No

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