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Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens

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Product Highlights
  • DSLR Optical Viewfinder
  • Fits 3.2" Canon LCD Screens
  • Diopter Adjustment: +/-3
  • Collapses Down to 2.25" Length
  • 1:1 Magnification & 3:2 Aspect Ratio
  • Case & Quick-Release Lanyard Included

The Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens is used to make a close inspection of images as you review them on your DSLR camera's LCD monitor. The LCD screen Loupe isolates the display from ambient light so you will not be distracted by reflections or shadows in it. This makes it easier to view image details quickly to confirm focus and ensure that you have the best image possible. It will provide full coverage of an LCD screen up to 3.2" diagonally with a standard (3:2) aspect ratio; the same dimensions used on Canon DSLRs. The Compact HoodLoupe also shrinks down 30% smaller for easier transport and storage when not in use - going from 3.25" to 2.25" with ease.

Conveniently Collapsible
Shrink your HoodLoupe viewfinder by pressing its ends together, shortening its length from 3.25" to 2.25" in one quick press.
Glare-Free Photos and Videos
This HoodLoupe is designed to fit the 3.2" LCD monitors of larger Canon DSLR and HDSLR cameras, with a 1:1 magnification ratio. With the same 3:2 aspect ratio as your camera's LCD, the HoodLoupe allows more of the screen to be used for photo and video display so you can clearly see what you're shooting without the reflections and glare of ambient light.
Diopter Adjustment: +/-3
Adjust the diopter's focus to your own eyesight for a customized viewing experience that is both comfortable and clear.
Case & Quick-Release Lanyard Included
The lanyard fits around your neck, and has a quick-release fastener that allows you to easily remove it. It also comes with a protective carrying case for safe and easy storage, with a built-in belt clip for convenient carrying while on the job.
Material Hypoallergenic silicone
Diopter Adjustment +/- 3
Mounting Method 1/4"-20 tripod mount
Dimensions Compressed: 3.2 x 2.25 x 2.4" (8.1 x 5.7 x 6.1 cm) Uncompressed: 3.2 x 3.25 x 2.4" (8.1 x 8.25 x 6.1 cm)
Weight 3.6 oz (102 g)
Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens
  • Quick-Release Lanyard
  • Carrying Case With Belt Loop
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    HoodmanCompact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens
     
    4.6

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (33)
    • Lightweight (27)
    • Durable (22)
    • Compact (17)
    • Reliable (11)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (19)
    • Landscape/scenery (14)
    • Landscape photography (13)
    • Wildlife photos (9)
    • Macro photography (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (9), Professional (7), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (5), Semi-professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (38)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    looking for tack sharp

    I recently spent a day with a couple of Pro's that introduced me to the fine art of tripod work and manual settings. As part of this, they showed me how to view the...Read complete review

    I recently spent a day with a couple of Pro's that introduced me to the fine art of tripod work and manual settings. As part of this, they showed me how to view the images on the camera in expanded form but it is difficult to do so in daylight or to really check on focus. The hoodman does both those things, it magnifies the image and blocks out extranous light. It is now part of my tripod package.
    I would prefer it folded a little flater but it still fits in the bag and the case provides some protection.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as helpful as expected

    From other reviews I was expecting this to be stellar. However, the optics are such that in order to view the LCD image clearly, without blurring distortion along the edges, you must be...Read complete review

    From other reviews I was expecting this to be stellar. However, the optics are such that in order to view the LCD image clearly, without blurring distortion along the edges, you must be sure to look exactly at the center. I found the need to move the loupe around to get a clear take on all aspects of the image. With glasses on, this is not easy. I could take my glasses off, but in a move and shoot situation this is not practical. I found that I needed to take a shot, stop and really take time to adjust the loupe, magnify on the LCD screen, pan around, etc. It was overall too tedious and time consuming--trying to hold the Hood on the camera and pan and enlarge while in a crowd. Also, it does not magnify, which would be useful. I was disappointed that the optics didn't provide a clear, distortion free image. A loupe, I discovered, is also not useful when I have to shoot and move, shoot and move. It slows the process. Might be a good device if you have plenty of time on location to stop and review, but in my experience it wasn't helpful. Overall, I think the optics could be improved.

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    5.0

    Very Useful

    By Joaninne

    from Nebraska

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

      I use this to check if my photos are sharp while out in the field.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Blind spot eliminated

      By Jim

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Nice Product

      Cons

      • None For Me

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

      This is a neat product. Trying to see the screen on the back of my cameras in bright sunlight is almost impossible - a blind spot if it is a subject I really need a good shot of. My HoodLoupe is wonderful. Just hangs around my neck like a pendant readily available for use, and quick decisions about the image. And it collapses into a more compact package when not needed. I love this thing.

      Jim

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      5.0

      It works perfectly!

      By Khalil

      from San Leandro

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Outdoor photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

        This is the first time I have tried a loupe and I am so amazed how much of difference it makes when it comes to checking the image for tonal range and the sharpness. The made is good. It is adjustable so you can make it crystal clear for your own eyes. I like the compact idea. I mean, I already have so many things to carry when I go to a photo shoot. So having stuff as compact as it gets, makes it a lot easier to go around.
        The only

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        5.0

        Great for fine tuning images

        By LandL

        from Santa Cruz, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

          I purchased this hood loupe to review images out in the field. It works great. In combination with the LCD zoom controls you can review images in bright light and see every detail. Great for checking focus, exposure, depth of field, etc. The diopter adjustment works well and the collapsible hood really makes the loupe portable.

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          4.0

          Works as advertised

          By Keith

          from Albuquerque

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

            Good optical quality as long as you adjust the diopter. Sure helps for those bright outdoor viewing problems. I created a small "strap" with elastic to hold it in place for extended viewing or for video creation. Works great on my 5D Mark III and my EOS M.

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            4.0

            Too big

            By JHB

            from New York, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                The Hood Loupe is a very useful product. My only complaint about it is that it's too big. It's hard to place it on the LCD screen of my D800 without also either hitting the control buttons on the back of the camera or interfering with the manual operation of those buttons. I wish they still made the slightly smaller size which worked fine for still photography on any size LCD. The new version is good for video because you can see the entire screen, but it's less desirable for still photography for the reason given above.

                I also wish it had a way to lock in the diopter adjustment so you didn't have to constantly refocus. Maybe a little gaffer's tape is the answer.

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                5.0

                GREAT FOR VIEWING IMAGES IN DIRECT SUN

                By Slickrick

                from Riverdale, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                    Great to check your images on the back of your camera screen when is really bright outside.

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                    5.0

                    What a Handy Tool !!!

                    By azjsb

                    from Scottsdale, AZ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                      Great tool to get an immediate, better sense, of how the image looks. Some magnification obtained but equally important is that there is no ambient light making it difficult to view the shot that was just taken. Know immediately if some adjustment is needed so that shot could be taken again (if appropriate situation) rather than wait to see it on the computer. Viewing this way is no substitute for the full effect from viewing on the computer but the difference in ability to see what was just captured is sure improved as a result of this handy viewing tool.

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                      4.0

                      Reduces glare outdoors

                      By WyngRyder

                      from Detroit, Mi

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                      Does a good job reducing glare outdoors and does allow for better focus using the LCD screen.

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                      5.0

                      A big difference maker in a small packag

                      By Music Man5

                      from Normal, IL USA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                        I shoot a number of outdoors events and it's always troublesome trying to review my images, to ensure that I amd getting what I want. Not anymore. I wish someone had kicked me to wake me up on this product a lot sooner than they did. If you shoot outside you need this tool!!!

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                        3.0

                        Good Quality Product

                        By Photoguy

                        from USA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • No Lens Protection

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                        Product does what it is advertised to do. The collapseable design means that while it is still bulky it fits in a bag nicely. I was a little disappointed to see that it does not have any type of lens cap included. Overall I would still recommend the product.

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                        5.0

                        It,s something what must have,A MUST !!!

                        By Adam Szymanowski

                        from New York,New York

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                            I was not expecting to get such an experience with this tool.If my shut look great on camera screen,on this loop we will change mind if something is even not far from perfection.In Sunny day we can have problem to see even piece of our shut without this.The loupe blow out all this kind problem,and I can be more confident with my job,before see this at home on my pc.This help make first step right after taken pic much forward ,and we can decide to keep or put to trash right on the spot.Light weight,compact for transport with nice zipper bag,will stay forever with me in any moment of my job.
                            If you do not have it-get it !

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                            5.0

                            Works as advertised

                            By Sanford

                            from SF California

                            Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                            This is a very useful tool for use outside and inside. The magnifying loupe helps viewing details and the histogram . Only downside ( and a small one) is that you have to screw in the magnifier to fit this device into its case. The collapsing feature was worth the extra $$$.

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                            4.0

                            Ingenious

                            By Kelly B

                            from Dallas, TX

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                              Reminds me of my black cloth for my view cameras back in the day.
                              Could not imagine shooting with view camera without that essential item.
                              I feel the same now about this loupe.

                              I learned about from a webinar and ordered it immediately.

                              It is really helpful when looking at shots in bright light. I also like that
                              it is collapsible and takes up little space in my camera case.

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By Montygm

                              from Australia

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                                Great simple product that works. Makes viewing photos on a bright sunny day a real breeze. A good quality sturdy little bag that also came with it was a nice bonus. A really useful product every photographer should have in their kit. Found it clear and easy to see even with glasses. And the diopter adjustment was really good and easy to use.

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                                5.0

                                Necessary for outdoors shooting

                                By drumhedz

                                from Tucson, AZ

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                                  Taking photos in Arizona, it is almost impossible to see any detail on the LCD screen in normal daylight. This little device is an essential tool for examining images and information on your LCD screen. Worth every penny. Plus it collapses down for compact storage and comes with a nifty carrying case.

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                                  1.0

                                  HORRIBLE OPTICS!!

                                  By sandipan

                                  from India

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Use
                                  • Not Functional
                                  • Poor Design
                                  • Poor Optics

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                                  I am unsure how was the quality of previous 3" loupe ... but the OPTICAL QUALITY of this Hoodman 3.2" loupe is in one word HORRIBLE ! .... Very poor clarity.You cannot see the entire filed of the LCD screen by looking th. the centre of the loupe ...I am unsure how other users gave this rubbish product five star ! ... Totally waste of money .... Not sure what is the basis of charging US$[$] for this worst quality product !Hoodman shold remember that the collapsible feature is definitely the plus point over its previous version ... but the buyers are paying $[$] for ITS OPTICAL QUALITY. Nobody should buy this product ever ... I do not recommend this.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product even for Nikon

                                  By fotomode

                                  from Quebec City, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                                    Before l had the first HoodMan Loupe and decide to change it because the screen on my Nikon D800 id bigger than 3". So even if it says for Canon, i't work perfectly. And because this model is retractable, it took less space on my bag.

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                                    4.0

                                    very handy

                                    By happy

                                    from Eugene, Oregon

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                                      Light weight, durable and easy to use. I really like this product because you can easily put it on and take it off the camera without pulling anything else off of your camera. I needed something to let me see details and I found it with this product.

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                                      2.0

                                      Not as helpful as expected

                                      By Rad

                                      from Ames, Iowa

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Difficult To Use
                                        • Not Functional

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape Photography

                                        Comments about Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" Canon LCD Screens:

                                        From other reviews I was expecting this to be stellar. However, the optics are such that in order to view the LCD image clearly, without blurring distortion along the edges, you must be sure to look exactly at the center. I found the need to move the loupe around to get a clear take on all aspects of the image. With glasses on, this is not easy. I could take my glasses off, but in a move and shoot situation this is not practical. I found that I needed to take a shot, stop and really take time to adjust the loupe, magnify on the LCD screen, pan around, etc. It was overall too tedious and time consuming--trying to hold the Hood on the camera and pan and enlarge while in a crowd. Also, it does not magnify, which would be useful. I was disappointed that the optics didn't provide a clear, distortion free image. A loupe, I discovered, is also not useful when I have to shoot and move, shoot and move. It slows the process. Might be a good device if you have plenty of time on location to stop and review, but in my experience it wasn't helpful. Overall, I think the optics could be improved.

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