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Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3

You Pay: $39.95

The Hoodman HoodMAG 3 is designed to replace the standard eye cup that comes with the HoodLoupe 3 LCD screen magnifier (not included). HoodMAG has a tighter fit than the original eyecup and will stay in place once mounted while providing 3.0x magnification. The slip ring mounted within your HoodMAG eyecup will allow diopter adjustment without rotating the eyecup. Diopter adjustment remains the same, just twist the HoodLoupe viewing end in or out to set for your vision.

Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3
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    4.2

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

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      (11)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Durable (13)
    • Rugged (7)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Easily interchangeable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (12)
      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Macro photography (5)
      • Night photography (4)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (23)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Essential gear!

      OMG, this dingus is fantastic! If you already have a hood Loupe, just get this. If you don't just get them both. The image is huge, and crystal clear. The difference...Read complete review

      OMG, this dingus is fantastic! If you already have a hood Loupe, just get this. If you don't just get them both. The image is huge, and crystal clear. The difference it makes is REALLY significant.

      Also- because it has it's own diopter, if you wear glasses, you'll no longer have to put them on / take them off to look through your viewfinder.

      If you use live-view (I don't have it) this would be even more essential.

      Two small negatives:

      1: The whole this is rather bulky. I mounted mine with a velcro strap, on the bottom, so it hangs down when I'm using the viewfinder. Simple & effective.

      2: The diopter has no click stops, you just turn the body, so it can easily get bumped out of adjustment. I simply put a dab of silicon glue on it to hold, which can be pulled off in the future.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Splits and breaks

      This product split after several video shoots. The rubber is not rugged enough silicon like you'd get on diving gear. After shipping overseas and tax the cost is over $120 to replace this one...Read complete review

      This product split after several video shoots. The rubber is not rugged enough silicon like you'd get on diving gear. After shipping overseas and tax the cost is over $120 to replace this one part. I can buy a new loupe here for this amount.

      Since the focus is attached to the eyepiece it tends to slip and requires to hands to focus and set the eyepiece easily, and the LCD image is blurry around the edges even when in focus.

      I would recommend the round eyecup... it's less likely to split.
      If you do use one then pack it very carefully.

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      1.0

      Disappointed: It won't work!

      By nikonphotog1

      from San Francisco

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

            I own an original hoodloupe. Maybe I am dense, but I didn't see anything about this magnifier NOT working on that loupe. When I finally received it and found it wouldn't focus, I called Hoodman and they said it only works on the current hoodloupe. Wonderful. I'm returning the magnifier.

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            5.0

            Great addition to the HoodLoupe

            By RegSimca

            from Edmonton, AB

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

            Cons

            • Does Not Fit In Case

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

            This eyecup is a great add to the Hoodloupe. Allows you to view enlarged as well as curves around your head to give a great fit.

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            5.0

            Must have

            By Joe

            from Sackets Harbor, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

              Plenty pliable and attaches to the Hoodman easily. Since I use the Hoodman for shooting stills on bright sunny days, I couldn't image using the device without this eye cup.

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              5.0

              perfect for outside viewing

              By claire in sc

              from greer, sc

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outside Viewing

                Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                This makes my hoodloupe complete! Perfect for viewing the lcd screen outside in bright light.

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                5.0

                Fantastic

                By Jakob Skogheim

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                  Does exactly what I expected. Nice and soft. Easy to install.

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                  4.0

                  Great Loupe!

                  By Bart

                  from New York, New York

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Tough To Attach

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video

                  Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                  I've been using a hoodman for a while now but was always missing the loupe aspect of it. I ended up putting this on a hoodman that already had a magnifyer so I ended up removing the magnifier aspect and just using it as a loupe. It works great.

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                  4.0

                  Great magnification

                  By Bucky of Beaverbrook Farm

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Night Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                    I use this product primarily for video with my Canon T3i DSLR. Shooting outdoors or at night it is a must. I replaced the eyepiece that came on my Hoodman loupe with this, and now I have a big, bright image to look at. It's great: durable, easy to mount, comfortable to the eye socket. My only criticism is that it does not fit as compactly as the original eyepiece, but you can fold down the rubber and it will fit in the same space that the original would. The price is right too. Worth the money, definitely.

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                    2.0

                    overpriced, poor optics

                    By J-frog

                    from Fremont,CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Overpriced Poor Optics

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                        This is overpriced, but maybe a necessary evil in order to make the regular hoodman loupe magnified enough to get decent focus during video. The eye cup doesn't really form to my face. It appears they designed the eye cup for wide, fat faces. The optics aren't clear, but it's difficult to tell if it's the regular hoodman loupe's optics that aren't clear, or both pieces.

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                        5.0

                        Great Addition

                        By Michele

                        from San Francisco

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                          Worth the extra cost above and beyond the basic Hoodman Loupe. Really helps you see the clarity of your shots while in the field.

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                          5.0

                          magnifying glass

                          By emil

                          from sharjah

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                Use for hoodman loop 3.0

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                                5.0

                                excellent product

                                By Walt

                                from Belle Haven,VA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                  Allows for improved viewing of the LCD screen during filming

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                                  • No

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                                  1.0

                                  Splits and breaks

                                  By BroadBlast

                                  from Thailand

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Blurry Focus
                                    • Difficult to Clean
                                    • Weak Casing

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                    This product split after several video shoots. The rubber is not rugged enough silicon like you'd get on diving gear. After shipping overseas and tax the cost is over $120 to replace this one part. I can buy a new loupe here for this amount.

                                    Since the focus is attached to the eyepiece it tends to slip and requires to hands to focus and set the eyepiece easily, and the LCD image is blurry around the edges even when in focus.

                                    I would recommend the round eyecup... it's less likely to split.
                                    If you do use one then pack it very carefully.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Good Product

                                    By Amit

                                    from Owings Mills, MD

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Magnification

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Outdoors

                                      Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                      This is a good attachment to the Hoodman Loupe. It does magnify a little i don't know if it's 3x or not, but it does help a little, nothing outstanding. For the price I'd say it's good buy.

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great, if you don't wear glasses

                                      By Woodsroad

                                      from SE PA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • People Ask "What's That"

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                          Well, really, this eye cup should come with the HoodLoupe. But it doesn't. So you have to buy it. It helps block out extraneous light, and gives you that pro look that was once only attainable by wearing a beret.

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                                          4.0

                                          Works Good

                                          By TomBrooklyn

                                          from Brooklyn, NY

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Rugged
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                              The magnifying eye cup makes the image bigger and easier to see details. The details don't look that great on the little Panasonic FX37 LCD compact camera I've been using lately, but I imagine the better the LCD, the even more useful the magnifier will be.

                                              It has a diopter which obviates the need to keep putting on and removing the reading glasses I would otherwise need to view the image. This is a major improvement over fiddling with glasses.

                                              The case that comes with the Hoodman fits only the Hoodman, and adding the loupe means there is no case for it, which is unfortunate.

                                              It's durable and well made.

                                              The rubber band accessory to attach the Hoodman to a camera is a little awkward. That's sold separately.

                                              The people who work at Hoodman are cool and helpful. You can usually see them at the photo expos with their inflatable house.

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                                              4.0

                                              Good Improvement...It does fit in Case!

                                              By Bob B.

                                              from Ocean Grove, NJ

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Pros

                                              • Simple Durable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                                  I use the Hoodman to view my stills after I have shot them while on location to check focus, composition etc. I found the Hoodman without the Magnifying Eyecup be kind of disappointing for my aging eyes. I just could not see enough detail to give me complete information. Once I attached the Magnifying Eyecup the magnification is better. I personally could use a little more magnification..but for this form factor and cost...I think this is a good combination for most still photographers.
                                                  Also, many people have reviewed the Magnifying Eyecup and say that you cannot fit the Hoodman into its very-nice, custom case. I found this to totally not be true at all? Just reverse the curve of the rubber eyecup and it will pop into place. It will store into the case with ease and then when you take it out for use..just pop the eyecup out into its normal position for use. The rubber is firm and holds its shape just fine!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  A Must Have

                                                  By Digitaluser

                                                  from NY

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Rugged
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Macro Photography
                                                    • Video

                                                    Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                                    If you have the Hoodman loupe, you must get the HoodMag 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup. It's the only way to see the LCD screen fully. You really need this if you shoot HDSLR Video. I use mine with the IDC Follow Focus, Works Great!!!!

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Nice additon to the Hood Loupe/Crane

                                                    By Wane

                                                    from Omaha

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Video

                                                      Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                                      Video use with my Canon 5D Mark II.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      HoodLoupe's Eyecup not enough!

                                                      By DonatoP

                                                      from El Dorado Hills, CA

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Too Big to Fit in Pouch

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Night Photography
                                                      • No More Blurred Shots
                                                      • No More Squinting
                                                      • Video

                                                      Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                                      It is a great addition to the HoodLoupe as it covers your entire eye and the view is much better. What I don't like about it is that it does not fit in the nice HoodLoupe's pouch! Indeed a must add!

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                                                      4.0

                                                      it does the job

                                                      By mkoc

                                                      from Istanbul

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Pircy

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Macro Photography
                                                      • Video

                                                      Comments about Hoodman HoodMAG 3.0 3x Magnifying Eyecup for HoodLoupe 3:

                                                      makes filming easier with DLSRs.

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