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Hoodeye/LCD viewfinder to do video with the D800

brosen

Plymout, US
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brosen Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Sep 2009
Mon 22-Oct-12 08:01 PM

I am looking for a good Hoodeye/LCD viewfinder to do video with the D800, any recommendation for a custom build unit (no a generic one) to perfectly fit the rear LCD on the D800 ?, thanks

Bernard

D800E
28-300, 24-120, 105 Micro, 85G, 50G, 28G
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wfmcgrath3

Livingston, US
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#1. "RE: Hoodeye/LCD viewfinder to do video with the D800" | In response to Reply # 0

wfmcgrath3 Registered since 25th Feb 2012
Wed 31-Oct-12 01:32 PM

I have the Hoodman unit that is nominally for a 3" screen, but it covers the 3.2" screen of the D800 without a problem. I hold it up to the back of the camera with the plastic cover in place and can see what I need to see. I don't do video, so I'm not sure if the hand-held approach would work for you, but I think there is a mounting bracket that can be purchased.

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RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
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#2. "RE: Hoodeye/LCD viewfinder to do video with the D800" | In response to Reply # 1

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Thu 01-Nov-12 11:29 AM

I sent back my HoodEye.
I like the CaVision magnifying version much better.

However a Camax H056 HDMI external monitor is better yet.

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brosen

Plymout, US
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#3. "RE: Hoodeye/LCD viewfinder to do video with the D800" | In response to Reply # 2

brosen Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Sep 2009
Thu 01-Nov-12 11:31 AM

>I sent back my HoodEye.
>I like the CaVision magnifying version much better.
>
>However a Camax H056 HDMI external monitor is better yet.

what model of the CaVision?, thanks

Bernard

D800E
28-300, 24-120, 105 Micro, 85G, 50G, 28G
SB-910

RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
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#4. "RE: Hoodeye/LCD viewfinder to do video with the D800" | In response to Reply # 3

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Thu 01-Nov-12 12:11 PM

>what model of the CaVision?, thanks
>Quote<<<

I have an old one (MHE52C2) that was made for the 5D2.
I had to modify it with a TriPod plate to fit my D7000,
but it fits the D800 as is.
You can attach a large rubber band to keep it tight or use as is with the hinge that allows you to swing away from LCD when/if needed.

I would contact them to ask if they have anything new that works even better.

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RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
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#5. "RE: Hoodeye/LCD viewfinder to do video with the D800" | In response to Reply # 4

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Thu 01-Nov-12 12:23 PM

Are you looking for something to walk-around outside (especially in bright sunlight)?
This is it!
But on a TriPod, I repeat, the Camax H056 Monitor is much better.

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WhereRu

Pleasant Prairie, US
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#6. "RE: Hoodeye/LCD viewfinder to do video with the D800" | In response to Reply # 0

WhereRu Basic Member
Thu 01-Nov-12 05:55 PM

I have the Hoodman and as stated earlier it pretty much covers the whole screen, I sometimes have to "look" around to see all info. I use rubber bands to hold it in place. I was an early cheerleader for this product on this forum... but honestly it sits in the camera bag way more than on my camera. I am shooting more and more video and I now would not recommend it. Looking at the CAMAX myself.

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