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Old October 14th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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status of hoodman "viewfinder"

A while back I remember hearing that hoodman was due to release a product that would fit onto the EX1's flip out viewfinder and provide an EX3 like experience. Has anyone heard anymore news about it and or have you tried it?
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Old October 14th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #2
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That's Hoodman H-400.

I just received it, and it works really great on my EX1!

(Tip: since it does not come with the option of magnifying glass like smaller Hoodmans, I just bought a $4 plastic magnifier, and cut it to size so it now fits inside Hoodman H-400.)
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Old October 14th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #3
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The H-400 has been out for a long time and I have it, it works great. However Craig is talking about a product which hoodman was suppose to be working on that is very simialr to the EVF attachment on the EX3 but for the EX1. I too am curious on the status of this product.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #4
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Oh, sorry - I seem to have misread the question.

You mean like this?

http://www.sony.co.uk/res/images/ima...7064689907.gif

Why is it better than just using a stock viewfinder on EX1?
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #5
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Thanks Alex for the reply

Yes Alex, I believe that it was supposed to function like the EX3. They claimed that it would have been out in September. I will call them today and report back in with the findings.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #6
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Although not a magnifier, this works with the EX1...

Century Precision Optics | VS-LCDH-DVX is an LCD | 0VS-LCDH-DVX

Designed for the Panasonics, it does slip onto the EX1 LCD, although not perfectly. With a little work the fit could be considerably improved.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #7
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A hood without a 7 to 8 dioptre eyepiece isn't a great deal of benefit. The only one I know of is here: Hood-Pro LCD Hoods for Camcorders
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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due to ship 10/31

I am told by hoodman that the product is due to ship 10/31.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 08:16 PM   #9
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About 2 years ago , there was a thread about building one of these for the lcd on the z1 . I wrote hoodman an email suggesting they look into a viewfinder attachment for the fx1 and the z1 . Looks like they might have read my email .

www.kurthbousman.com
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 12:24 AM   #10
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http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/sony-xdca...iewfinder.html

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