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Howker

Redmond, US
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Howker Registered since 21st Jul 2010
Wed 08-Aug-12 11:12 PM

I was finding stray light bothering me in very bright sunlight when looking thru the viewfinder so bought a Hoodman N22S. Fitting this is a challenge because it is such a tight fit but removing it was even worse! In fact to remove it I had to fashion 2 plastic levers to get it off.

I was removing it because whist it did work blocking out the sun it also blocks out about 30% of the rear screen. Access to the menu's when you cannot see which menu rendered it unsuitable for me so I wondered, have others experienced the same issue or is there a better solution than the Hoodman.
Grateful for any pointers.
Tom

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korbin

US
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#1. "RE: Eye Cup" | In response to Reply # 0

korbin Registered since 04th Dec 2009
Thu 09-Aug-12 10:11 AM

I can't speak about the Hoodman specifically, but I did try a similar eye cup on my D7000 some time ago. I thought it would help since I wear glasses but also found the overlap of the LCD screen annoying. I know you can find different eye cup sizes...one of the smaller round ones might not cover as much of the screen.

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Stryker3006

Melbourne, AU
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#2. "RE: Eye Cup" | In response to Reply # 0

Stryker3006 Registered since 27th Apr 2012
Fri 10-Aug-12 04:46 AM

I tried the hoodman myself.
Had the same problem, it covers up to much of the lcd.
I now use a nikon dk-3 eye cup with adapter. this is a round
eye cup that works really well on the d7000. It does cover up
the lcd slightly but have no problems with viewing the lcd.
B & H have the eyecup for $9.95.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/37324-REG/Nikon_2362_DK_3_Rubber_Eyecup.html./BI/4775/KBID/5289/
Nikon DK-22 Eyepiece Adapter for Select SLR $4.49
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/37445-REG/Nikon_2370_DK_22_Eyepiece_Adapter_for.html./BI/4775/KBID/5289/
Nikon Finder Eyepiece for FM, FE & FA Series Cameras $21.95
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/37450-REG/Nikon_2925_Finder_Eyepiece_for_FM.html./BI/4775/KBID/5289/ Total $36.39.
You need all 3 pieces to make this work on d7000.

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grillij

Piedmont,Qc, CA
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#3. "RE: Eye Cup" | In response to Reply # 2

grillij Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Aug 2008
Fri 07-Sep-12 10:54 AM

Jeff can you show us a photo of your eyecup installed on your D7000 - so that I can see how it overlap on the LCD SCREEN.
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RSchussel

Vallejo, US
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#4. "RE: Eye Cup" | In response to Reply # 3

RSchussel Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Nov 2008
Fri 07-Sep-12 03:01 PM

I was going to buy Nikons version and the Photo Shop (a high end one) warned me that they are almost impossible to get off.

Bob

DuhRock

San Diego, US
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#5. "RE: Eye Cup" | In response to Reply # 0

DuhRock Silver Member Nikonian since 27th May 2011
Fri 07-Sep-12 04:06 PM


I purchased the Hoodman for glasses and find it works fine for me. It does (did) cover the screen, so I went at it with my trusty scissors. I trimmed the bottom with a nice curve almost even with the top of the screen. It still does it's job blocking the stray light and saves my glasses from scratches. It is very snug so I just sat down with it and put it on and took it off over and over until it loosened up. It still snaps on tight but it comes off with one hand now.

Deric

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