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Old February 25th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #16
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well, I guess at larger venues use a tripod with a camera platform to get you above the crowd and use a telephoto zoom lens. For the small venues I think the monopod could work very well.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #17
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Just a little more info on behalf of Hoodman. I'm not their spokesperson but I did have a chance to play with their new cinema hoodeye.

The new piece includes an enlarged eyecup (think video style) and a 3x magnifying optic. Best of all it works with the existing hoodman hoodloupe 3.0 so you just pop it on the eyepiece part.

Also Hoodman optics are really stellar - they get their optics from a german optics company they cannot name, but a name you would absolutely recognize. As Jon pointed out the issue is really just keeping the eye centered and the new video eyecup does just that.

I for one am definitely looking forward to the release of this accessory. Promises to be really great performance at a fantastic price.


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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #18
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Brian, I really like the idea of this and would be a first user. My only ?? (that you've just answered) was how would they implement the upgrade as an accessory?

The current optics obviously have a very narrow useable FOV, and as I've written, the new Eyeloupe definitely helps focus on the center comfortably - but won't adding a new magnifier to that simply magnify the blurriness? I expected some sort of swap-out/retrofit.

It is kind of ironic how they went to such length to poo-poo the use of magnification by their competitors only to offer it themselves.

That said, I really like the idea and if it's as optically clean as the Z-finder, then I'd definitely add it to mine.

Any idea of release date or estimated price?
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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #19
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Hi Jim

As I said, I don't speak for Hoodman and don't know the details on price and availability, but what I do know is if the hoodloupe itself is around $70-80 i would guess an accessory is almost assuredly less than that. Like the current cinema eyepiece, you just pull off your existing eyepiece and put on this one. easy peazy

as far as release date, I hear it's very soon now. If I can find out more details I'll post here


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Old February 27th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #20
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I know the release date...

It will be only a day or so before the day I purchase it. ;)
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Old February 27th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #21
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Update - the official word is release this Monday March 1 (yes a couple days from now)


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Old February 27th, 2010, 06:45 PM   #22
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Well you're more of an spokesman than you let on Brian <g>. Seriously, that's great. I've just put a second hand held system together and have the Z-finder on the other one. This should be a nice way to make the Hoodloupe that much better.

Gotta say, it's really nice to see companies make existing products more relevant and useful with upgrades. Like, despite some of the bitichin, Canon is about to do again with the 5DII.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #23
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Sounds like i may need to add one more item to my list there!!
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 12:46 PM   #24
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Now I'm actually checking the Hoodman site for any news on this release, but nothing.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 12:54 PM   #25
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Update- apparently the release is next week. I may know more tomorrow, so I'll post any updates here.


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Old March 2nd, 2010, 01:01 PM   #26
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Thanks Brian and I'll do a review as soon as it's released.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:15 AM   #27
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I know the release date...

It will be only a day or so before the day I purchase it. ;)
Or the day AFTER I buy something similar, less effective, and three x the $. ;-)
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