Description: For glare free LCD screen viewing…checking your histogram, composition and focus outdoors is easy with Hoodman’s HoodLoupe. HoodLoupe is worn around your neck just like a normal loupe. When it is time to review your shot, bring HoodLoupe up to your image and place your eye up to the eye cup for complete glare free viewing. HoodLoupe has a +-3 diopter to accommodate those with less than perfect vision. HoodLoupe adjusts focus just like a binocular eyepiece…you turn the eyepiece in or out to set for your vision. HoodLoupe’s precise German glass optics gives you a 1 to 1 ratio for true LCD screen viewing. Each HoodLoupe is encased in a user-friendly rubber for comfort and protection from bumps that will occur throughout your shoot. Comfortable lanyard and compact protective storage case included. Fits up to 3.0-inch LCD screens.
Me: I take tons of pictures during our family excursions. Those sunny Southern California days make it hard to view my LCD display. I’ve used my cupped hand or have jumped into a shaded area to make sure I got the shot I wanted. But it’s frustrating when you can’t see your histogram or if your model’s eyes are closed. Who wants to guess? The HoodLoupe is a cool camera accessory that shields the LCD display from glaring light. There does seem to be a little barrel distortion when you look through the eye piece but it doesn’t bother me much. I recently took a trip to the beach and took some fantastic shots. My HoodLoupe definitely came in handy. It was an extremely beautiful, sunny day in Malibu. My HoodLoupe made it so I did not have to wait to get in the car or go back home to check out my pictures.
The HoodLoupe is solid quality and is priced at $79.99. I received it as a gift from my husband. It’s pricey but this accessory is a very useful tool and should last you a lifetime. I hardly wear it around my neck. The HoodLoupe comes in a little carrying case that stays nicely tucked away until you need it. There are straps and magnification eye cups that you can also purchase to accessorize your HoodLoupe.
Here’s their site for more info: http://www.hoodmanusa.com/