I was wondering what the consensus is on the magnified
eyepiece. Does it help or hinder a novice. I purchased the
Hoodman eyepiece to help me better stabilize in my handheld
pictures. Any opinions? Thanks.
#2. "RE: Eyepiece" In response to Reply # 0 Sun 02-Dec-12 12:29 AM by RWSTARRETT
I think, having used it extensively, that the Hoodman loupe is an essential. My wife and I each put one around our neck before picking up a camera. I no longer have any concern about visibility in bright light. Highly recommended. The eyepieces are useful, but less essential. My wife uses the larger one which is meant to accommodate eyeglasses and allow one to see the viewfinder while wearing them. I have two of the smaller ones on my cameras because they do block out extraneous light and minimize facial contact with the eyepiece and subsequent smudges. They don't actually magnify.