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Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models

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Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models

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Product Highlights

  • Oversized Eyecup for Eyeglass Wearers
  • Seals Out Ambient Light
  • Self Locking Mount Keeps Eyecup Secure
  • Slides Over Eyepiece Mounting Rails
  • Rotating Eyecup
  • Hypoallergenic Silicon Rubber
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Hoodman's Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models will help block out light when looking through your camera's viewfinder and is specially designed for the eyeglass wearer. From its over-sized design, which seals out ambient light, to its rotating nature that accommodates right or left eyed shooters, this eyecup ensures that the Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D and RebelT3/1100D shooter can get their shot with ease. The self locking mount slides over the eyepiece mounting rails, keeping the cup in place. Additionally, the hypoallergenic silicon keeps irritation at bay for hours of comfortable shooting.

Over-sized eyecup, designed specifically for use with glasses
Comfortably seals out ambient light
Self locking mount keeps eyecup in place
Slides over eyepiece mounting rails
Eyecup rotates to accommodate right or left eyed shooters
Hypoallergenic silicon rubber eyecup
Compatible with Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D
UPC: 017932333366
Material Hypoallergenic silicon rubber
Attachment Method Self locking mount
Accommodates Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D and RebelT3/1100D
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 4.9 x 2.0"

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HoodmanGlasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models
 
4.2

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Wildlife (6)
  • Macro photography (4)
  • Family photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does The Job

This is a inexpensive product that really solves the light leak issue those of us with glasses suffer with when using a conventional eyecup on a DSLR. The Hoodman completely blocks out the stray...Read complete review

This is a inexpensive product that really solves the light leak issue those of us with glasses suffer with when using a conventional eyecup on a DSLR. The Hoodman completely blocks out the stray light making the viewfinder at its included displays much easier to see and lets you keep both hands of the camera instead of having to shade the sun with a hand while shooting hand held. The only downside of the product is that in order to make the eyecup large enough to work successfully, it ends up covering up a noticeable part of the read LCD, so that examining your shot on the screen using liveview, or selecting menu items becomes a little harder. It might be possible to trim the bottom edge of the eyecup to mitigate this effect somewhat - I'll have to use it for a while to decide if I think that is necesary. Given that the eyecup can be used totated in either direction I don't know how Hoodman could have done anything with the design itself to make the situation better. So that is the only reason it gets a 4 star instead of a 5 star rating.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Waste of money

I've got tired of leaving smudges on the LCD of my camera and on my glasses and after reading some good comments on a bird photographers forum decided to get the...Read complete review

I've got tired of leaving smudges on the LCD of my camera and on my glasses and after reading some good comments on a bird photographers forum decided to get the "glasses" model of hoodeye. A big mistake.
1st it is extremely hard to put the thing on the camera (5D mark II), I had to use all my strength to push it on, which speaks volumes of the quality.
Once it was on it did not do any good - it felt uncomfortable, covered part of the LCD and kept my relatively small glasses away from the viewfinder.
I immediately removed it and put back the stock eyecup.
I praise Hoodman for developing the product, unfortunately the execution and quality are not satisfactory.

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5.0

Awesome

By jazzerkb

from Naperville, IL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

    it help to block out the light when shooting and I don't have my black cape. I have one on both of my cameras. It is great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Hoodeye Eycup for Canon DSLR

    By fgumby

    from Northern WI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

          This is by far the best eyecup I have ever used for both my film and digital camera systems. It effectively blocks side light and is soft enough to be comfortable for long periods. Highly recommended!

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          • No

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          4.0

          A little bulky, but does the job

          By Florian

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

            • Does a really nice job of blocking out light and annoying scenery
            • Easy to rotate for portrait/landscape switching
            • Makes viewing images on the LCD annoying no matter what orientation it's at, probably didn't need to be so large

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Hood eye

            By Topper33

            from Columbia SC

            Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

            Just great closes out light completely

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            5.0

            Great Tool

            By Glenn of Stuart

            from Stuart, Florida

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hi Contrast Hi Glare Shot

              Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

              A welcome addition to my toolkit.

              I shoot on Florida beaches constantly. Lots of light and lots of glare. It's often very difficult to get the readings I need through the viewfinder.

              I was hoping that the Hoodeye would eliminate all of the light entering around my eye and I'm happy to report it does exactly that.

              You wouldn't think that's a big deal but if you a lot of high light, high contrast beach shooting and you'll 'get it' in more ways than one.

              Nice little tool, well worth the investment.

              Quality is very good as well.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Must Have

              By GreenMtnPhotog

              from Vermont

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                  To summ it up, wouldn't be without one.Lets me see what the lens is seeing with out stray light coming in from the top and sides that can obliterate the view. Helps me in framing shots especially in strong, low-angled light. It's well made and rugged. Been using the Glasses Modle Hoodeye Eyecups on my DSLRs for years. A "Must Have" as far as I'm concerned.

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Does The Job

                  By another_mikey

                  from Longmont, CO

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Inexpensive
                  • Quick To Install

                  Cons

                  • Blocks Part Of Rear Lcd

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Shooting
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                  This is a inexpensive product that really solves the light leak issue those of us with glasses suffer with when using a conventional eyecup on a DSLR. The Hoodman completely blocks out the stray light making the viewfinder at its included displays much easier to see and lets you keep both hands of the camera instead of having to shade the sun with a hand while shooting hand held. The only downside of the product is that in order to make the eyecup large enough to work successfully, it ends up covering up a noticeable part of the read LCD, so that examining your shot on the screen using liveview, or selecting menu items becomes a little harder. It might be possible to trim the bottom edge of the eyecup to mitigate this effect somewhat - I'll have to use it for a while to decide if I think that is necesary. Given that the eyecup can be used totated in either direction I don't know how Hoodman could have done anything with the design itself to make the situation better. So that is the only reason it gets a 4 star instead of a 5 star rating.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Quality Product

                  By Ron

                  from Largo, MD

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                      The key to the Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup is that it fits much more snugly than the original eyecup that comes with my Canons. I no longer fear looking down to find my eyecup missing.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Just love it.

                      By Skip Souza

                      from Visalia, ca

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Stays Attached

                      Cons

                      • Partially Hides Lcd

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                      An improvement over the naked viewfinder.

                      The only downside is that it hides part of the LCD

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

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Not what I expected

                      By swags

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Does Not Help See Frame
                          • Hole Is Too Small

                          Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                          This eyecup actually made my view of the frame worse. If I had the world's smallest eyeglasses then I might be able to use this eyecup. I had high expectations but I guess I will stick with the standard eye piece that comes with the Canon 5D.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Whata Eye Cup!

                          By Raymond13

                          from Dallas,Tx

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Video
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                              I expected it to be larger, but not quite so cumbersome. It will take some getting use to because the right side of the cup sticks out significantly. I have to be a quick learner on this piece to keep from poking my right eye out. Once you are in position it does as described about cutting ambient light out for better focusing.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 8

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                              5.0

                              Very nice

                              By ADO

                              from Tampa, FL

                              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                                    I wasn't sure if I'd like this at first, but figured I would try it anyway. Glad I got it. Really does it's job well and my glasses don't get in the way!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Helps a Lot

                                    By Ronable

                                    from Palmdale, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Outdoor daylight shoots

                                    Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                                    As an eyeglass wearer I find the viewfinders in DSLR cameras very difficult to fully use. My correction is too great for the typical adjustments provided on the cameras, and it would be too awkward to keep putting glasses on and off to see the viewfinder data anyway. I purchased an add-on wide angle lens (Canon EP-EX15 II) for my Canon 5D Mk II that permits seeing the entire viewfinder data set while still wearing glasses, but in daylight the data readouts were simply not bright enough to see well. This viewfinder/eye hood helps a lot by shading the viewfinder to reduce the ambient light reaching it. It's not perfect by any means, but it helps a good deal -- I can now actually read the info in the viewfinder in most cases.The unit is well made, and fit properly on the viewfinder extension (the EP-EX 15 II). The eyecup is readily rotated to whichever orientation you desire (for right or left eye, for example). I have it rotated so the long segment is on top to provide shade for the viewfinder.

                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                    • 7
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works as promised

                                    By dakotakid

                                    from Rochester Hills, MI

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                                        Does what it's supposed to do. Protects eyeglass lenses from direct contact with too-small eyepiece on Canon 5D. Helps shield extraneous light from viewfinder better than stock version, when wearing glasses.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        fits nicely

                                        By Jim

                                        from santa fe, nm

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                                              I have lots of eye issues and this unit helps me see the meter etc thru the viewfinder esp when light is behing me.

                                              • Ease of Operation:
                                              • 7
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Much Improved

                                              By JD1701

                                              from Orlando, Florida

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Does What It's Made To Do
                                              • Easy to Use

                                              Cons

                                              • None

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                                              I have always used eyepiece extenders for better viewing, but when my Canon extender slid off my 20D like it had done so many times and this latest occurrence it remained unfound, I decided to go in the eyecup direction. So much better! Allows no light in making it easier for me to just concentrate on my composition. It's comfortable, lies flat against my cheek in portrait or landscape orientation, and provides a completely dark environment for the viewfinder.

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

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                                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Waste of money

                                              By Dr. Q

                                              from Fremont, CA

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • None

                                              Cons

                                              • Can't use with glasses
                                              • Poor Quality
                                              • Uncomfortable

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                                                I've got tired of leaving smudges on the LCD of my camera and on my glasses and after reading some good comments on a bird photographers forum decided to get the "glasses" model of hoodeye. A big mistake.
                                                1st it is extremely hard to put the thing on the camera (5D mark II), I had to use all my strength to push it on, which speaks volumes of the quality.
                                                Once it was on it did not do any good - it felt uncomfortable, covered part of the LCD and kept my relatively small glasses away from the viewfinder.
                                                I immediately removed it and put back the stock eyecup.
                                                I praise Hoodman for developing the product, unfortunately the execution and quality are not satisfactory.

                                                • Ease of Operation:
                                                • 7
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                3.0

                                                Good but too big for live view

                                                By always learn

                                                from Fremont

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Pros

                                                • Good for glass wearer

                                                Cons

                                                • Block screen partially
                                                • Hard to remove

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                                                  This eyecup is good for people who wear glasses. It allows you to see the number in the view finder better. However, if you use live view, this eye cup gets in the way and cover about 1/5 of the top of the LCD. I have to remove the rubber when I use live view. Be aware that it is difficult to remove the entire unit after being installed

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

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Easy to Install

                                                  By Robt57

                                                  from Cleveland OH

                                                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Outdoors
                                                    • Wildlife photos

                                                    Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                                                    It is easy to install and does just want is advertised. Taking if off may not be as easy.

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

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Simple and effective

                                                    By Photo Mike

                                                    from Mt Pleasant, Tennessee

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to Use

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                                      • Macro Photography
                                                      • Sports/Action
                                                      • Travel
                                                      • Wildlife photos

                                                      Comments about Hoodman Glasses Model Hoodeye Eyecup for Canon 5D, 5D Mark II, 6D, Rebel T3/1100D Models:

                                                      Use this to improve visibilty in viewfinder of image and light meter functions. These were often difficult to read in some conditions, particularly bright light. Short of Lasik this is the best alternative. My glasses are medium size and it covers it adequately.

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                                                      • No

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