Hoodman HoodCrane Universal Hot Shoe Mount for LCD Accessories

Hoodman HoodCrane Universal Hot Shoe Mount for LCD Accessories

Hoodman HoodCrane Universal Hot Shoe Mount for LCD Accessories

Hoodman HoodCrane Universal Hot Shoe Mount for LCD Accessories

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  • Includes HoodLoupe Attachment
  • Cold Shoe Mount at Top
  • Works with HoodLoupe 3.0 & HoodMAG 3.0
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The Hoodman HoodCrane is a universal hot shoe mount for LCD accessories. It features a spring-loaded latch that moves the crane up and down. It also swings up and pivots out of the way for shared LCD viewing or still shooting. The HoodCrane has a cold shoe mount on top so you can add other shoe-mounted accessories.

It is designed to work with the Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0 which provides you with a magnified view of your shot on the camera's 3.0" LCD during DSLR video capture, and the HoodMAG 3.0 eyecup which provides 3.0x magnification. The HoodLoupe 3.0 and HoodMag 3.0 are sold separately, or you can purchase the Hoodman Cinema Kit Pro which includes all three items.

UPC: 017932333069
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Hoodman HoodCrane Universal Hot Shoe Mount for LCD Accessories
  • HoodLoupe Attachment
  • Limited Warranty
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    Hoodman HCRN specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 7.2 x 2.7"

    Hoodman HCRN reviews

    HoodCrane Universal Hot Shoe Mount for LCD Accessories is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 47.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice addition to Hoodman Although when first looking at this device it looks kind of clunky and intimidating, it actually works pretty well. For video recording on a DLSR in daylight it can be tough to view the rear screen. We tried the Hoodman with the rubber string attachment they sell, but that was less than ideal. This Hood Crane should fit most DLSR's and when combined with the 3x magnifier it is a good solution for daytime video recording. If using on a tripod and you wan to switch to still pics, it does swing out of the way quickly. I would recommend this, especially for video recording with a DLSR.
    Date published: 2014-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Mounting Solution Yet The hoodcrane seems to be a well thought out design and does pretty much exactly what it should. I have both the 7D and T2i and it goes easily from one to the other with only minor adjustment. I had been using a long (12) rubber band to hold the Hoodloupe in place while doing video but klunky as it looks I much prefer the Hoodcrane. Works great with the camera mounted on a SpiderBrace, tripod mounted, or even handheld where you can use something like the T2i almost the same as a video camera with eyelevel viewfinder. Caution: I would not pick up camera by the Hoodcrane, the only connection point is the hotshoe on the camera and to me it does not look strong enough for the Hoodcrane to be used as a carry handle Probably the best mounting solution for the Hoodloupe yet.
    Date published: 2010-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hoodcrane helped video sandhill cranes When using Live View mode on my Nikon D5100 for stills and especially videos in bright daylight settings, the LCD Monitor screen was frequently hard to visualize, in effect, whited out. The Hoodloupe was the answer, but using the cinema straps I found rather clumsy and inconvenient. The Hoodcrane is the ideal answer, especially when I shoot videos and then want to take some stills. Also, it's easy to swing it up out of the way when I want to use the regular viewfinder eyepiece.
    Date published: 2012-01-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Locking up I use the crane system in the field to check my work during shootings. I am on my second crane now. Most of the shootings with the crane are for my nature work. I may move the crane to the back of the camera for reviews many dozens of times per day.Both lock up now and I have to reverse directions to move the crane back of the review screen. Sometimes it does not work moving back off in either direction. Then I have to take it off and tap it a few times to make it work'I am sure there are ball bearings in the swivel part of the head but the company might want to rethink how to make a better crane that the ball bearings do not lock up on.I still love and use the crane BUT I cannot give it a five with this problem that I have had with my 2 cranes.
    Date published: 2014-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from More robust than it looks When I first took this thing out of the box, I was disconcerted. It seemed lightweight, plasticky and cheap. But I was pleased to discover that it is much more sturdy than it first appears. The material is some sort of composite. It almost seems to have a fiberglass ingredient. I keep it attached to the loupe in a pocket of my DSLR sling bag, and it retains its position nicely. The joint stays set where you want it. I anticipate this item lasting a long time based on its performance over the last month and a half. I would also add that I bought this because I wanted to get a battery grip for my DSLR, and I could not have a loupe that used a base plate if I had a battery grip. I had used that configuration in my previous DSLR, but I wanted a change for longer battery power. So I tried this, and I am pleased so far. I recommend it.
    Date published: 2014-03-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works good, but not great I bought it as a economy way to have a viewfinder instead of shelling out for the Zacuto leading Z-Finder. I ended realizing the reason Zacuto is so much better and worth the money, and have now swapped out for that item. This works good for holding the Hoodman Viewfinder in place, but there are lots of times I want to take off the loup and that's where this doesn't prevail. The Z-Finder has a much better system. That said, the Z-Finder uses as tripod mount which doesn't work well with audio adapters, which I like using too underneath the DSLR. So it's not perfect. This item takes up the shoe on top of DSLR. It all about compromise. In the end, it's worth the 200 more for Zacuto.
    Date published: 2014-08-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Kinda cheap and weak, but the only game in town. I bought this item to go with the Hoodman loupe for my Canon 70D a couple of years ago because it was basically the only contraption I could find that would support the device except for the SUPER cheapo 'elastic band' variant (I refuse to use that). It basically does the job, but it is awkward to set up, with lots of moving parts and three different tighteners plus the hotshoe mount. It frequently needs readjusting. Anyway, the biggest problem is that the whole thing is made out of some sort of lightweight plastic. I was taking photos of a house, and it fell off the camera and broke - ON A CARPETED FLOOR! So I had to do the rest of the shoot through the viewfinder because my vision is bad. I was very unhappy about it. But in the end, I just ordered another one because I couldn't find an acceptable substitute. It's a disappointing product, but the only game in town as far as I can see. For $ it almost seems a rip-off. If you buy one, treat it like a baby and don't drop it.
    Date published: 2016-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!! The crane goes on and off your DSLR very easily and once custom fit, you never have to adjust it. I used it on my trip to the Caribbean and it helped a great deal keep proper exposure and focus which would be impossible in bright sunlight. I totally would recommend this product if your want to take proper video. I also like how the crane moves easily to the side when you want to take just photos and need to see through the eye.
    Date published: 2011-02-10
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