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Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays

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Product Highlights
  • DSLR Optical Viewfinder
  • Fits 3.2" LCD Displays
  • Diopter Adjustment: +/-3
  • 1:1 Magnification and 3:2 Aspect Ratio
  • Case and Quick-Release Lanyard Included

The HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays is used to make a close inspection of images as you review them on your DSLR camera's LCD monitor. The viewfinder isolates the display from ambient light so you will not be distracted by reflections or shadows during use. It will provide full coverage of an LCD monitor up to 3.2" diagonally with a standard (3:2) aspect ratio.

Glare-Free Photos and Videos
This HoodLoupe is designed to fit the 3.2" LCD monitors of larger DSLR 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 caused by ambient light.
Diopter Adjustment: +/-3
Adjust the diopter setting 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 3.2 x 3.25 x 2.4" (8.1 x 8.25 x 6.1 cm)
Weight 4.0 oz (113 g)
Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays
  • Quick-Release Lanyard
  • Carrying Case With Belt Loop
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    HoodmanHoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays
     
    4.8

    (based on 47 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (40)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (35)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Durable (22)
    • Compact (15)
    • Great picture quality (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (6)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (20)
    • Wildlife photos (17)
    • Travel (16)
    • Family photos (12)
    • Sports/action (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (3), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Spend $10 more for the portable version

    This is a fantastic product but I'd spend another $10 for the Hoodman portable version B&H # HOCH32. It collapses down to smaller size when not in use and is almost a half...Read complete review

    This is a fantastic product but I'd spend another $10 for the Hoodman portable version B&H # HOCH32. It collapses down to smaller size when not in use and is almost a half ounce lighter. I bought both and am returning this one.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Hoodloupe "No so" Optical Viewfinder

    I bought it in order to be able to view the screen of my D800 under bright light condition. I have to admit that it does the job but the quality of the lens...Read complete review

    I bought it in order to be able to view the screen of my D800 under bright light condition. I have to admit that it does the job but the quality of the lens is poor. Viewing through it, only the central part of the image is in focus while the edges are effected by noticeable distortion and blur. It is quite annoying if you want to check if the whole picture is in focus. To do that you have to move the device in order to have the portion of the picture you want to analyze under the center of the lens. Since I used the device in conjunction with the Hoodman Cinema Strap, it was not easy to do it. I am inclined to guess that the device has been just designed for a rough check of the picture focus. More, for the price paid I was expecting a better quality and a little less bulky item, even if cosmetically it is well done. I can recommend it to customers whose requirement is just to view the picture on the back screen under bright light condition and for a fast check of the picture's focus. If they expect quality viewing all across the picture area, there are limitation as described above.

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    5.0

    Great gadget

    By Larry

    from Michigan

    Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

    Really helps in checking images in bright outdoor light. I got used to using it right away, and I would definitely purchase it again.

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    5.0

    Great gadget

    By Larry

    from Michigan

    Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

    Really helps in checking images in bright outdoor light. I got used to using it right away, and I would definitely purchase it again.

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    5.0

    Must Own Accessory

    By Nature Boy

    from Northwest Florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

      Excellent item to have for all types of photography. I use mine for nature photography all the time. Helps you determine if you have that tack sharp image you need to get!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      WOW

      By Romney

      from New Orleans

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

        I love this Loupe. I can see everything on my LCD in the direct sun light.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Works great!

        By Buddy3223

        from Inverness, Florida

        Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

        Works great and is easy to use, well worth the price.

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        5.0

        Excellent tool for outdoors / fine focus

        By ECS

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Video Quality
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

          VERY useful for outdoor or bright light shooting. Also, very helpful when ultra-sharp focus is required ! High quality construction, fits like a glove on my Nikons !

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent little tool!

          By Ursula

          from Waldorf, MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

              Love this Hoodman, i.e. chimpin' tool! I use it consistenly in bright daylight to help me see my LCD screen better. Works great, would definitely recommend.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Works on mirror less cameras

              By Drumstick

              from RI

              Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

              Mirrorless cameras are great because of their compactness, but a horror to use in bright sunlight. I use the hoodman to eliminate glare on the display of my Nikon 1 V3. The camera does have a removeable EVF, but the image is small. The Hoodman with its camera strap (optional) gives you a full screen magnified image that is sharp and east on the eyes.

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              5.0

              Optical Viewfinder

              By Steve

              from Snow Hill MD

              Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

              If you are taking a photo outside on a sunny day and you want to make sure you got the shot a hood loupe is a must. I do beach photos and I don't know how I lived with out it.

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              3.0

              Hoodloupe "No so" Optical Viewfinder

              By FrancoSP

              from Glendale, AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Poor Image Quality

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video

                Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                I bought it in order to be able to view the screen of my D800 under bright light condition. I have to admit that it does the job but the quality of the lens is poor. Viewing through it, only the central part of the image is in focus while the edges are effected by noticeable distortion and blur. It is quite annoying if you want to check if the whole picture is in focus. To do that you have to move the device in order to have the portion of the picture you want to analyze under the center of the lens. Since I used the device in conjunction with the Hoodman Cinema Strap, it was not easy to do it. I am inclined to guess that the device has been just designed for a rough check of the picture focus. More, for the price paid I was expecting a better quality and a little less bulky item, even if cosmetically it is well done. I can recommend it to customers whose requirement is just to view the picture on the back screen under bright light condition and for a fast check of the picture's focus. If they expect quality viewing all across the picture area, there are limitation as described above.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Instant close up details

                By Beqk

                from San Jose

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                  Photographing people at events with the hoodloupe has determined if they blinked or not. No more ruined shots.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great help

                  By Birdman

                  from Oakland, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                    Great in bright lite,anytime outdoors,not in shade.It saves shooting 7 shots to get one at the end of the day. At least you can see what you just shot and compensate if necessary.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works Great

                    By Albert

                    from San Diego

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                        I was concerned about the fit on 3.0 size displays. It fits very well with this size of display. It gives a little extra in size so you don't have to be exact when holding it against the display.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for old eyes

                        By Donnybrook

                        from Northwest

                        Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                        Looks and feels well made and certainly makes checking the shot much easier

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                        4.0

                        Expensive but Essential

                        By Tooter

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bright Clear Image Review
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Cost
                        • Lanyard Cost
                        • Poor Quality Lanyard

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                        I shoot still photos, landscapes, and architectural interiors and exteriors under natural light, and I often shoot from a tripod. Getting composition right is important to me, and this loupe lets me see my shot clearly, edge to edge, whatever the light. For me, it is an essential tool, and I'm on my third.

                        Two weaknesses prevented me from giving this a full five stars. First is the cost. Second is the lanyard. Over the years the system has changed, but all three failed eventually, one causing the loss of the loupe. Now I don't even use the lanyard supplied. I take a nylon wire tie, thread it through a small key ring, and wraps it tightly around the barrel. That system outlasted one loupe and is now successfully holding a third to a souvenir lanyard I bought for my first repaired loupe in Nova Scotia.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Does exactly what it claims

                        By Sirharper

                        from Cincinnati, OH

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                        After contacting Hoodman directly regarding using this product on a slightly smaller 3" screen on the Canon 60D, I was assured this newer 3.2" version would work fine. It seems to fit perfectly despite the stated size difference. The Hoodman representatives were very helpful and reinforced my belief in their products.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        DOES JUST WHAT IT SAYS

                        By KYKID

                        from Shepherdsville, KY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                          I have a Samsung NX300, which has no View finder. Outside it is hard to see your image on the Screen. Hold the Hoodman on the screen. BIG DIFFERENCE. You can now see what you are shooting. You can also fix it so you can leave it on all the time. Nice Product.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Makes sunny days easier

                          By Eric

                          from Fredericksburg, VA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                            Makes checking image much easier in bright lightI wear progressive lens glasses, and it is a huge benefit that the focus is adjustable

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works Great!!

                            By Nandish

                            from Waltham, MA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                              Very useful product when shooting outdoor for image preview. Slightly expensive but worth the price.

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                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A must for outside daylight

                              By Geaux Tigers

                              from tennessee

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Tight Fit In The Case

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Hoodman HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Displays:

                              Purchased this 3.2 hoodloupe because the 3.0 was out of stock. I am using it with my Canon 6d. When ordering it I was thinking it would be too big but I see no problem using it with the 6d. Works great. Makes a huge difference in viewing the lcd in daylight outside.

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                              • No

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