Here’s his question:
In the past you’ve been kind enough to provide your advice on my Nikon-based questions. This one is regarding the use of the Hoodman Loupe you just reviewed in your newsletter and a Canon G10. I really like my G10 as a carry-around quality camera when I don’t want to drag around my Nikon D200. However, I really don’t like using the LCD to compose a shot. I much prefer the steadier method of using the viewfinder. However, the viewfinder on the G10 is pretty useless. Seeing you use the Hoodman Loupe as an extended viewfinder on your D90 made me think that it might work on my G10 as well…make the excellent LCD into a kind of EVF. I, too, wear glasses, so I was wondering if you could share your experience of using the Hoodman Loupe while wearing your glasses. Could you see the entire LCD clearly? Would this be feasible ( I noted that you have a G9, so you may be able to extrapolate from there). On another subject, I too, purchased your Flash book and am using it side-by-side with my copy of Joe McNally’s Hot-Shoe Diaries…they make a great supplement to each other.
My experience is that the HoodLoupe 3.0 works very well on the Canon G9 and G10 cameras. I like the added stability I get when I place the loupe against my eye since it feels more like a full sized camera. Of course, the added bonus is that the screen looks absolutely giant when viewed through the HoodLoupe. All the controls are available from the back/top of the camera and the Loupe doesn’t seem to impede on any of the camera operations.
Also, it works very well with or without my glasses since the HoodLoupe 3.0 has a +/- 3 diopter adjustment built right into the unit. I find that I just keep my glasses on when using the loupe to compose the photograph.
Thanks for the great question Craig!