Hoodman Cinema Kit Pro

PhotoPlus Expo in New York is always a great place for cinematographers to learn many tricks of still photographers, and to find all kinds of great equipment we often don’t get to see. It’s a huge market–over 34,000 photographers attended this event.

We’ll discuss lots of cameras, lenses, and support equipment shortly. But the gadget I bought this  afternoon from the yellow-clad band of brothers from Hoodman is really clever and well-made.

The Hoodman Cinema Kit Pro takes the ever-popular DSLR loupe and attaches it to the camera’s hot shoe. No more velcro, glue or screws. Better yet, it effortlessly swings up and to the side for a clear view through the camera’s eyepiece. If you have one of Hoodman’s Hoodloupe 3.0 eyepieces, you can buy the Hoodcrane mounting bracket alone.

This is another must-have, why-didn’t-anyone-think-of-this-before brilliant product.


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