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

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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
 
4.5

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 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 (42)
  • Lightweight (36)
  • Durable (30)
  • Reliable (26)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (34)
  • Landscape photography (31)
  • Travel (25)
  • Portraits (21)
  • Macro photography (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Semi-professional (16), Professional (9), Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49)

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.

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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.

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        • 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.

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          • 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.

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          • 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

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            • 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!!

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              • 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.

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                • 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.

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                  • 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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                      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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                      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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                        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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                                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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                                  5.0

                                  Great fit, very pleased.

                                  By Big Daddy

                                  from St Charles, IL

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  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:

                                      Easy to install on my Canon 7D. Great product. Cuts out the light from the outside.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works very well.

                                      By DonC

                                      from Minneapolis MN

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

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                                      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:

                                        A great tool for elimiating ambient light in one's peripheral vision which can be distracting when shooting.
                                        Because it rotates, it works well for left and right eye dominant photographers, as well as shooting verticals.

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                                        4.0

                                        Perfect for sunny days

                                        By Sandee

                                        from Woodstock, CT

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Traveling

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

                                          I use this to keep the glare out of my eyepiece.

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                                          5.0

                                          Wow!

                                          By Sensei

                                          from Fogelsville, PA

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • 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:

                                            Auto ISO, burst rate unexcelled, auto focus unsurpassed.

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