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Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras

You Pay: $18.90
Product Highlights
  • 18mm Fitting
  • Self Locking Mount System

This is the HoodEye for Select Canon EOS 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.

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.
On some camera models, HoodEYE eyepiece needs to be firmly put in place.
Compatibility Chart

Compatible with the Following Canon Cameras
10D
20D
30D
40D
50D
60D
1D
1D Mark II
1Ds MarkII
Rebel T4i/650D
Rebel T3i/600D
Rebel T2i/550D
Rebel T1i/500D
Rebel XS/1000D
Rebel XSi/450D
Rebel XTi/400D
Rebel XT/350D
Digital Rebel/300D
Rotatability
Rotates to accommodate both right and left eyed shooters

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HoodmanHoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras
 
4.5

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Durable (23)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (23)
  • Everyday (22)
  • Travel (20)
  • Macro photography (15)
  • Portraits (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-professional (9), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Problem solver

Such a simple solution to my problems. I would have trouble seeing in the bright sun. The HoodEye blocks the light and provides a cushion to press against. An added result is that...Read complete review

Such a simple solution to my problems. I would have trouble seeing in the bright sun. The HoodEye blocks the light and provides a cushion to press against. An added result is that when I'm out in the wind now I no longer experience the "tunneling" effect that blew the wind into my eye causing it to water so much I could not see out of it. My viewing eye is totally protected from the wind now. So much more comfortable while shooting.
It does interfere with the articulated screen on my Canon 60-D BUT, in a very limited way. While in use I just shoot and leave it open so it's not a problem. I easily hold the bottom of the HoodEye back and close the screen when I'm done.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good idea but poor execution for the EOS

The problem with this item is that it blocks use of the articulated screen on the EOS T3i. I attempted to trim the unit to allow the screen to be used as intended, but...Read complete review

The problem with this item is that it blocks use of the articulated screen on the EOS T3i. I attempted to trim the unit to allow the screen to be used as intended, but it still did not allow usage of the screen without removing the product. If it was smaller, it would be perfect. Also, you must be careful in removing the eyepiece from the camera. You must first remove the rubber and then slide the remaining eyepiece up in one effort. Otherwise you may break the eyepiece, which I did and had to glue it back together.

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5.0

Wonderful and Helpful

By Jesse C

from Bellmawr, NJ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

        This product is great for the camera's it is made for. I wear glasses and it makes life easy to see the viewer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Good idea but poor execution for the EOS

        By icwolp

        from rockville, maryland

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

              The problem with this item is that it blocks use of the articulated screen on the EOS T3i. I attempted to trim the unit to allow the screen to be used as intended, but it still did not allow usage of the screen without removing the product. If it was smaller, it would be perfect. Also, you must be careful in removing the eyepiece from the camera. You must first remove the rubber and then slide the remaining eyepiece up in one effort. Otherwise you may break the eyepiece, which I did and had to glue it back together.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Better that the Vello brand

              By Darryl

              from Queens, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                    The Vello advertised a secure fit but was forever loose. It finally dropped off the camera for the last time, could not be found, and I purchased a replacement Hoodman.

                    The Hoodman went on easily and is actually difficult to remove.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    hoodman hoodeye

                    By dpaquaman

                    from texas

                    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                    great for blocking out bright lights but interferes with view screens ability to swing out or in.

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                    5.0

                    HoodEye

                    By - JJ

                    from Bismarck, ND

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

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

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Functional

                      By Tulsa Guy

                      from Tulsa, Oklahoma

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Blocks Lcd Screen

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                        Works as described

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great accessory for very little money.

                        By sixstringharp

                        from Nebraska

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                            This product easily fit onto my Canon 60d. Blocks unwanted light from your viewer, enabling you to see and frame your shot better. This is such a much needed accessory and costs very little for the value it provides.

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                            5.0

                            Works wonders

                            By Dan

                            from South Carolina

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                Blocks unwanted light ans is very easy on the eye!!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works as promoted

                                By Justlen

                                from Monroe, NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                  Did not find the hoodeye too large with Canon Rebel T1i. Made viewfinder use and manual focusing easier, especially in bright light. A good choice, happy with purchase.

                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                  • 8
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  hoodeye for a canon 40d

                                  By geno

                                  from north tx.

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                      Very easy to install on a 40d, about 30 sec.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      don't buy if you have a t3i

                                      By Caleb2014

                                      from California

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                            I didnt get to use it cause it wont let my t3i screen even open or close depending
                                            on which way you put it on first. and its not easy to get off and on but if you have a rebel camera it seems like its be a great thing to have.

                                            • Ease of Operation:
                                            • 10
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

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                                            5.0

                                            Ergonomic

                                            By YJ

                                            from NJ

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Ergonomic

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                                So much comfort. And my nose is far less squished against the LCD. Does not reduce magnification like EP-EX15 II Eyepiece Extender.

                                                It fit my 20D. Secure attachment, unlike the standard eyepiece that came with the camera.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Easy to install, great quality

                                                By Mike D

                                                from Minneapolis, MN

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                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 Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                                  Rebel T2i. Easy to install -not too intimidating for those unfamiliar. After install it does block a little bit of the Display but not as bad as I thought it would -still can easily see the display and have access to all the buttons. Configured to shoot with left eye, switched to right eye and still can see display and have access to all the buttons. Blocks all light, comfortable and amazing difference it has made with shooting clearly.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  2.0

                                                  Doesn't fit Canon T3i

                                                  By LBISurfer9

                                                  from Boston, MA

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Not Functional
                                                  • Poor Design

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape Photography

                                                  Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                                  Doesn't fit well with Canon T3i prohibits you from using the flip out screen. There are better projects that are less of a hinderance. I returned this item.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Problem solver

                                                  By Blueja

                                                  from Washington State

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Blocks sun and wind
                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday use
                                                    • Landscape Photography
                                                    • Traveling

                                                    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                                    Such a simple solution to my problems. I would have trouble seeing in the bright sun. The HoodEye blocks the light and provides a cushion to press against. An added result is that when I'm out in the wind now I no longer experience the "tunneling" effect that blew the wind into my eye causing it to water so much I could not see out of it. My viewing eye is totally protected from the wind now. So much more comfortable while shooting.
                                                    It does interfere with the articulated screen on my Canon 60-D BUT, in a very limited way. While in use I just shoot and leave it open so it's not a problem. I easily hold the bottom of the HoodEye back and close the screen when I'm done.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

                                                    Share this review

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Fits my SIGMA SD15

                                                    By S.E.

                                                    from Right Coast

                                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                                        I use it with and without my glasses. It stays on the camera very well.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Great part for my Camera!

                                                        By Ana-Maria

                                                        from Pensacola, FL

                                                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to Use

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                                            Does what it says! Helps to eliminate light while viewing through view finder.

                                                            • Ease of Operation:
                                                            • 10
                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Outstanding

                                                            By Nelson

                                                            from Towson MD

                                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                                                  Just a simple attachment, works great, very comfortable, I would highly recommend this for anyone with a camera. Works great for lefties or righties.

                                                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                                                  • 8
                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No

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                                                                  5.0

                                                                  I can see.

                                                                  By Moody

                                                                  from Charleston, WV

                                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Comfortable
                                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                                  • Works as intended

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Bright conditions

                                                                    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                                                    Comfortable. Resticts all extraneous light. I am now able to see readings in viewfinder when sun or bright light is reaching my eye from above or periphery.

                                                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                                                    • 9
                                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                                    • No

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                                                                    5.0

                                                                    Keep that light out!

                                                                    By Volks

                                                                    from Djibouti, Africa

                                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                                    • Good in Low Light

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Family Photos
                                                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                                                      • Macro Photography
                                                                      • Sports/Action
                                                                      • Travel
                                                                      • Weddings/Events
                                                                      • Wildlife photos

                                                                      Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Select Canon EOS Cameras:

                                                                      This has to be one of my favorite accessories on my camera. No longer do i have to cover the top of the camera when it's bright outside!
                                                                      Fit's nicely around the eye socket for me.
                                                                      Although i usually hold the camera at an angle. You have to get the camera pretty flat against your face to really block all light out.
                                                                      Overall, it works very well. It's super easy to install. Just slide the old one up and slide the new one down on!
                                                                      Yes, it also does cover part of the screen, but if you really want to. Just trim some of the rubber on the bottom. I'm sure it won't affect the performance much at all. Worth a shot?

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                                                                      • No

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