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Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras

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Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras

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  • 18mm Fitting
  • Self Locking Mount System

You Pay: $19.99

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This is the HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II 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 1D and 1D Mark III
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Rotates to accommodate both right and left eyed shooters

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HoodmanHoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras
 
4.2

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Durable (28)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Reliable (21)

Cons

  • Not functional (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (27)
  • Landscape photography (17)
  • Travel (16)
  • Portraits (13)
  • Macro photography (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (21), Enthusiast (17), Professional (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Eliminate Glare Inside Your Viewfinder

When I'm shooting outside in bright sun, seeing my EV settings inside my viewfinder without the HoodEye by Hoodman, was like trying to find a needle in the haystack. Up until I bought...Read complete review

When I'm shooting outside in bright sun, seeing my EV settings inside my viewfinder without the HoodEye by Hoodman, was like trying to find a needle in the haystack. Up until I bought the HoodEye, it was next to impossible.

I shoot strictly in Manual mode, and especially in bright snow when you have to over-expose by a 1/2 to full stop, to see those EV settings was torture. I had to point the camera in a different direction, press the shutter half-way, then recompose keeping the inside meter in sight. The HoodEye eliminated inside glare and allowed me to fine-tune my images precisely in the fashion I wanted, for precisely the "look" I wanted.

I would recommend the HoodEye to any serious photographer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but imperfect

The Hood-Eye works as advertised in almost completely eliminating the peripheral light that interferes with your view through the viewfinder. This greatly improves the viewfinder image clarity when outdoors. In this respect I'm completely...Read complete review

The Hood-Eye works as advertised in almost completely eliminating the peripheral light that interferes with your view through the viewfinder. This greatly improves the viewfinder image clarity when outdoors. In this respect I'm completely happy with it. Unfortunately, the diameter of its lens is maybe 1mm too small, preventing a 100% view of the camera viewfinder without ever so slightly shifting your eye location side to side if you want to clearly see into the corners.

The viewfinder clarity improvement (in typical outdoor light) is enough to keep it on my camera in spite of a slight reduction in visibility in the extreme corners. Because of this I would not provide an *unqualified* recommendation.

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5.0

I would recomend & buy again

By Roby

from NJ

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

    I had a difficult time seeing my settings in bright sunlight this product helped me resolve that problem

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Love Hoodman Eyecups

    By Matt Blasing

    from Albuquerque, NM

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

        Bought one for my first camera body because it looked interesting, now I won't go shooting without it! Really provides focus on the subject on bright days. Durable, no problems yet.

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        4.0

        It Does What It Says

        By Steve

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Interferes With The Lcd

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

        I purchased this to make it easier to see through the viewfinder in bright daylight. It works as one would expect. You just slide the stock eyecup off and slide this one on. The rubber is soft enough to mold nicely to the eye socket. The only downside is that due to it's size, it obscures part of the LCD screen. It's not a huge issue, but could be an annoyance for some.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Hoodman Hits Another Homerun

        By RJ

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

          Nice flexible eyepiece that works great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great product

          By shutterbug

          from Jupiter, Florida

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Photography

            Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

            I have purchased three different "hoods" for my cameras. If I didn't like them, I wouldn't buy them. They work extremely well. I would recommend to anyone.

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            • No

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            5.0

            very comfortable

            By ewiono

            from silverthorne, co

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

            It covers really well. Love it.

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            5.0

            I can see my settings

            By geraldjohnson

            from dallas, nc

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

              I was having trouble seeing my settings in my eyepiece because of to much light. Now, with my eye looking at subject, I can still change my settings.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works just great

              By Ross

              from York, PA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                This item does an excellent job of keeping stray light out of your eye and viewfinder. A minor drawback is that it covers part of the monitor on the back, but there's no way I can see to implement a product lke this otherwise.

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                • No

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                1.0

                HOODEYE for Canon 5D Mark II

                By tran2020

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                    It's too big and block too much LCD screen. Can't use LCD screen if plug it in view fider.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    HoodEye for Canon 5D Mark ii

                    By Greg

                    from vancouver, canada

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                      I bought this product because I lost the original eye piece that came with camera & didn't have time to order another. Very happy with the hood eye, works like advertised. I ware glasses & way more comfortable than original. Also keeps my nose away from lcd screen. I would highly recommend this product.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Prevents Portrait

                      By RockerDown

                      from Cary, NC

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                        The product is fine, but prevents the user from comfortably taking a portrait shot.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Does what it is designed to do

                        By RK

                        from Fort Worth, TX

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Durable

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                        Easy to install. Comfortable.
                        Tends to break down. I end up replacing every 3 months or so. Frequent rotating between portrait and landscape shooting probably contributes to the breakdown.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Comfy and functional

                        By David

                        from Bangor, ME

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                              Simple little piece of rubber that works as advertised... totally comfortable in reducing stray light as you look through the viewfinder. The only drawback I think anyone would find is that it ever so slightly covers the top of the LCD - for me, that is a small price to pay.

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Poor choice

                              By Sean

                              from Hurleyville, NY

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Use
                              • Not Functional
                              • Poor Design

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                                As some of the negative comments I read, I found that this this hood eye piece is not well designed. It blocks the viewfinder's vision, it's quite floppy and doesn't adjust well to the eye, and also covers part of the LCD. I ended not using it.

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                                • No

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                                1.0

                                Horrible fit!

                                By vin

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Functional

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                                    I just purchased this product only a few hours ago. I decided to mount it on my camera and it did not fit! I re-read the box and it was indeed meant for my camera so i forced it on and it took me about ten minutes to remove it! This could be a factory defect but it still hurts their reputation in my eyes.

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                                    • No

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                                    2.0

                                    Doesn't work for everyone

                                    By Weather

                                    from New Mexico

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Functional

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Outdoor Environments

                                    Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                                    I liked the idea of this product but I have a small face and the HoodEye doesn't fit naturally. I have to make an effort to get it comfortably around my eye. It also interferes with the Hood Loupe which I find I really need. For some people this might be a very good option.

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                                    • No

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                                    2.0

                                    Problems with this product

                                    By ebarrientos

                                    from Ithaca, NY

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult To Use
                                    • Not Functional
                                    • Poor Design

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                                      The eyecup is of good quality and seals out light as it should, but has some serious functional defects:
                                      -Blocks part of the LCD, which is annoying during playback, live view, and video recording.
                                      -Difficult to insert and remove.
                                      -Doesn't feel right when taking verticals.

                                      I wish I had just bought a regular Canon eyecup replacement.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Why is this EYECUP not on every Canon 5?

                                      By Miel

                                      from Belgium

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                                        This is a superbe and very important accesoire.
                                        Only the live vieuw is missing the lines.
                                        Must be on every 5D
                                        Miel

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                                        4.0

                                        Very useful accessory

                                        By JCP Photo

                                        from Tennessee

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape Photography
                                            • Macro Photography

                                            Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                                            Very useful for blocking sidelight from the viewfinder so you can see more clearly. Canon doesn't make anything like this for the camera.

                                            I think it would be OK without the long side extension, just a round rubber eyecup, but it work's well when adjusted the right way.

                                            Only problem with it is if you also want to use one of Hoodman's LCD loupes. I use one of these and it's great. But, it's difficult to use the two together. The HoodEye slightly blocks the LCD, so you can't get the loupe to cover the entire LCD.

                                            They need to make it so that it can be flipped up out of the way, to use the loupe.

                                            But, I still use them both every day. Can't work without them. They are so helpful to see through the viewfinder and the magnified view on the LCD.''

                                            I had to slightly file the plastic on the HoodEye where it attaches to the camera to loosen it up so it will slide a little to use the LCD. A hassle, but worth the trouble for me to make careful compositions.

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                                            4.0

                                            One Problem

                                            By Dan

                                            from Kissimmee, Florida

                                            About Me Semi-Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Not Functional

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use

                                            Comments about Hoodman HoodEye for Canon 5D & 5D Mark II Cameras:

                                            I like the Hoodeye, but I can't use my swing out LCD for it is in the way.
                                            I have taken it off and can't use it. Don't sell it to those with the swing out LCD. They can't use it either. Canon, T3i from B&H. Dan Johnson

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                                            • No

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