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.
#1. "RE: Eyepiece" | In response to Reply # 0HSSwan Nikonian since 24th Jun 2006Fri 30-Nov-12 10:29 PM | edited Fri 30-Nov-12 10:31 PM by HSSwan
Are you asking about their eyecup or magnified hoodloupe? I have both. The eyecup is very useful and comfortable. The hoodloupe is really handy especially on a bright day.
#2. "RE: Eyepiece" | In response to Reply # 0RWSTARRETT Nikonian since 03rd Feb 2009Sat 01-Dec-12 10:28 PM | edited Sat 01-Dec-12 10:29 PM 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.
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