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Redrock MicromicroFinder Loupe Accessory Kit
 
3.5

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (6)

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    (1)

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    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves performance (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Professional quality (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Limited compatibility (3)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Home movies (3)
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    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Holds my Loupe

I bought this to hold the Hoodman HoodLoupe to my Canon T2i. It works perfectly. Kind of pricey for what it is although it actually comes with 2. The one marked for the...Read complete review

I bought this to hold the Hoodman HoodLoupe to my Canon T2i. It works perfectly. Kind of pricey for what it is although it actually comes with 2. The one marked for the "7D/D90" fit perfectly on the T2i with only slight bending. Didn't even need the rubber rings it came with. The other one is marked for "5D/D300S/D700S" and the main difference seems to be the angle so with a little more bending I suppose you could have a backup. I wish it was hinged so the loupe could swing away. If you want to take the loupe off you need to remove the quick release plate.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Misleading Description?

Well, it does not deserve any star at all! Unfortunately that is not an option in the chart. The accesory described in the picture is NOT what you get in the box! You...Read complete review

Well, it does not deserve any star at all! Unfortunately that is not an option in the chart. The accesory described in the picture is NOT what you get in the box! You get a different configuration at the end plate w/o a 1/4" hole and pin fastener slot as shown. Instead they give you a two-pronged plate that requires a platform sold by Redrock for about USD 200! That's the only way to attach this piece to the camera. The rubber rings enclosed with the accesory don't align/fit well with the loupe. Stay away, unless you are willing to shell out USD 300 and a headache installing those rubber bands.

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4.0

DP Merrill + Hoodman Loupe

By mixed blessings

from southern USA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Adaptation Necessary
  • Does Not Fold

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

I use this loupe holder with three diferent Sigma Series DP Merrill compact cameras. Loupe holder has been adapted to my RRS Grips via a small RRS plate placed underneath the holder and the grip, than it is successfully used for both handheld and tripod shots.

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2.0

Not ideal

By Sam

from San Diego, CA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not Functional
  • Poor Design

Best Uses

    Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

    The tripod hole at the bottom does not line up with the tripod hole on my camera--in fact, it's nowhere near the hole. It makes little sense to me. You could, however, make this accessory work by simply attaching the tripod plate at the bottom anyway without going through the hole, and the loupe actually stays in there pretty well, but that's not ideal for me at all. Bending the accessory is required to get the loupe in the right spot.

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    3.0

    Functional

    By Jakob Skogheim

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Filmmaker

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Inconvenient

    Best Uses

      Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

      This works as described, however I've found it to be fairly cumbersome and not the best solution for my needs.

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      5.0

      Great little helper

      By Emvision

      from NJ

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

          Does exactly what it was spoked to do.

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          5.0

          Perfect accessory for Loupe

          By Scientific Imaging

          from Mount Laurel, NJ

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

            Does exactly what it's meant to do. Original straps are pretty much useless with my Canon T1i and T3i DSLRs, but this bracket keeps the loupe in place without any problem. I like it so much that I keep the lopue permanently on my camera.

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            4.0

            Does exactly as stated

            By axlcobra

            from Chiltern, Australia

            About Me Hobbyist

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

              Does a far better job than the hood man straps which I purchased originally. Very solid when jammed between the base plate of my Redrock Micro Runningman and the camera. It would be good if I could permanently attach it to the base plate but this is more a failing of the shoulder mount than this item.

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              5.0

              MicroFinder Loupe Accessory Kit

              By Mattmull63

              from Fort Worth, TX

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

                  I bought this product to use with my Sony Nex-3 camera (along with the H-LPP3 Hood Loupe) since the Nex does not come with a viewfinder. I mounted it to my camera in order to use it as a viewfinder to better frame my shots. The mounting hardware needed only a small adjustment (drill a new alignment hole) since the Nex is a smaller camera. I cannot tell you how much better this set-up is for framing shots in the bright sunlight. I am very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about adding the Loupe to their camera gear.

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                  4.0

                  Not bad but too expensive.

                  By Emilio Santoyo

                  from Mexico

                  About Me Film Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Performance

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality
                  • Limited Compatibility

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

                    I use it with my hoodman hoodloupe, as an alternative to the super expensive Z-Finder. I have to say that they work nice together, although the rubber rings with it are not that cool. It doesn't look so pro.

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                    4.0

                    Holds my Loupe

                    By EwanNJ

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Professional Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to remove
                    • EXPENSIVE

                    Best Uses

                    • DSLR Video

                    Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

                    I bought this to hold the Hoodman HoodLoupe to my Canon T2i. It works perfectly. Kind of pricey for what it is although it actually comes with 2. The one marked for the "7D/D90" fit perfectly on the T2i with only slight bending. Didn't even need the rubber rings it came with. The other one is marked for "5D/D300S/D700S" and the main difference seems to be the angle so with a little more bending I suppose you could have a backup. I wish it was hinged so the loupe could swing away. If you want to take the loupe off you need to remove the quick release plate.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    microfinder loupe accessory

                    By nyc shootet

                    from ny,ny

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                    • Limited Compatibility

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

                    i use the microfinder loupe on a 5d mark2 and a 7d. I do not use the redMicro stabilizers but secure the microfinder plate between the camera and my tripod head quick release plate; no glue, magnets and no slippage.

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                    3.0

                    not the best, but okay

                    By Mark B.

                    from College Station, TX

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

                          It relies on the strength between the bottom of the camera and the tripod to clamp it in place, which isn't the most reliable and it sometimes moves out of position. With my Cavision baseplate it's quite awkward to get it mounted, although with Redrock's own DSLR baseplate I think it would be a lot easier. But it's pretty inexpensive, so I would say it's worth the price, definitely better than just the bands that come with the Hoodman finder.

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                          1.0

                          Waste of money

                          By OB Hawaii

                          from Honolulu, HI

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Lacks Functionality
                            • Limited Compatibility
                            • Poor Design
                            • Poor Performance
                            • Waste of Money

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies

                            Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

                            This is the cheapest, most flimsy piece of kit. It bends so easy, and the one I received isn't the one pictured. The mounting holes are way off so I have no way of securing it to the mounting hole on the bottom of my Canon 5d mkII. And the way it secures to the Loupe is with a rubber O-ring! What a joke. I wasted my money on this...

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                            1.0

                            Misleading Description?

                            By Ruben

                            from New York

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Poor Design

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

                                Well, it does not deserve any star at all! Unfortunately that is not an option in the chart. The accesory described in the picture is NOT what you get in the box! You get a different configuration at the end plate w/o a 1/4" hole and pin fastener slot as shown. Instead they give you a two-pronged plate that requires a platform sold by Redrock for about USD 200! That's the only way to attach this piece to the camera. The rubber rings enclosed with the accesory don't align/fit well with the loupe. Stay away, unless you are willing to shell out USD 300 and a headache installing those rubber bands.

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                                4.0

                                simple solution to a sticky problem

                                By Kenzo

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easily Adjusted
                                • Good Footing
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Redrock Micro microFinder Loupe Accessory Kit:

                                  I use this with a hoodloupe and Canon 7D as a viewfinder in video mode. I looks and works much better than Hoodman's black rubber bands. I'm happy not to have to use glue and magnets (as other finders do) on my camera body. The o-rings that hold it to the loupe could be better implemented: a large one for the inside and a smaller, thicker one for the outside. I'm not using the outer o-ring at all because it doesn't fit well. (A trip to the hardware store may solve that issue.) It required a little bending to get a tight fit against the camera.

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