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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 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (32)
    • Lightweight (21)
    • Durable (20)
    • Compact (13)
    • Great picture quality (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (5)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (17)
    • Wildlife photos (15)
    • Travel (13)
    • Family photos (10)
    • Sports/action (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (4), Enthusiast (3), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33)

    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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    Hoodman HoodLoupe for 3.2" LCD

    I like to take photo's of natural landscapes and never used LiveView because I couldn't see the LCD well in natural daylight. I decided to get the HoodLoupe to see if this would solve...Read complete review

    I like to take photo's of natural landscapes and never used LiveView because I couldn't see the LCD well in natural daylight. I decided to get the HoodLoupe to see if this would solve that problem. So far so good, although I haven't used it extensively yet. It seems well-made and fits the LCD screen on my Nikon D800 perfectly.

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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.

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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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        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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          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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            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.

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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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                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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                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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                  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

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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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                      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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                      5.0

                      Great addition to the tool box

                      By John

                      from Rochester, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • 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:

                        This product is great in the field under all conditions. Product is well made and is essential to ensuring that your image is sharp. LCD screens are small and given the time of day may be difficult to see (especially in bright sunlight). This product allows you to view your image without the need to find a darkened or shaded area.

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                        5.0

                        Fits my needs well

                        By JJ

                        from Breckenridge, CO

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          I got this as the instructor of my photography class had one and it was useful when we were shooting outside. I do a lot of outdoor shots on a Canon T5i and this has really helped me to see if I captured the shot or need to adjust a setting. If I had it to do again, I would have bought the shoe mount at the same time, as that would be useful.

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                          5.0

                          Great asset to have this loupe

                          By kate prophotog

                          from CT

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fashion
                            • Landscape/Scenery

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

                            Used hoodman on my Nikon D600 for first time on a location job. Couldn't shoot tethered and needed to show to client (and me) detailed exposures.
                            I had my doubts before using as price was so reasonable but I was very happy with the quality. I will use always from now on.

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                            5.0

                            Quality product

                            By Scott

                            from Florida Keys

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

                            Just what you need to view your display screen on those bright days.

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                            5.0

                            should have bought sooner

                            By the badger

                            from wisconsin

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

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

                              I thought about buying this item many times but never got around to till just recently.I should have bought it sooner because it just plain works.
                              I tried it out this past weekend in bright sunlight and performed great. My brother is also a photo bug and once he tried it said that he had to have one also.I would recommend it to anyone,very useful accessory to add to your bag.

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                              4.0

                              Works well

                              By Charley

                              from Surprise Az

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Picture Quality

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

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

                              Does what it claims to do but is clumsy to use

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Beats the sun

                              By Walker 37

                              from Ny

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

                              Reviewing a picture on a screen on a sunny day is a problem the hod loupe takes care of it neatly. Shot & then check the screen thru the loupe.

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