Hoodman Flip up

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by papa85, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. papa85

    papa85 Guest

    Hi Guys just received my new Hoodman flip up cover For my D2H. Early stage review is, much more secure then the original. think I will like it as I 'm not to much of a Chimp-er. I'll report back later after I run it through the mill.
     
  2. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Let us know, mine's in the drawer

    I guess 'cause I'm a relentless chimper. I gotta check for Histograms, Compositions, and whether or not I need to shoot some more. Guess that's why I have Image Review turned on.
     
  3. Greg

    Greg

    909
    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Steve, I have the same problem which is why I have two extra OEM covers in my bag. no way the flip up would last.
     
  4. debult

    debult

    120
    Jun 11, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Keep us updated please
     
  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    The PDA film cover is the best solution

    Haven't tried it yet, but twig has, and endorses it. I don't like keeping my plastic cover on my LCD. Too cloudy & reflective, and it fogs up. Never have used those things. Gonna try the PDA protective clear film.
     
  6. I've had one on my D70 for about 5 mon. and i love it. by the way I chimp all the time....
    Raul
     
  7. papa85

    papa85 Guest

    Hoodman Update

    Well I had the Hoodman on for 1 whole day now :D I have opened and closed it over 100 times so far so good. It is very solid. Looks like it is built in to the D2H. Very sharp looking. Very protective of the LCD. Not a whole lot of difference in the viewing outdoors. Seems that the Histogram is more visible though. I'm already able to open AND close it with one hand very fast and smooth. How long will it last? I had heard that there were problems with the flaps breaking. I ordered my from Hoodman and mentioned the problem, and they said that they have already sold a large amount and the returns was less then 1% They said that they would make sure mine was 100% before they ship,( If you can believe that. :?: ) Also if unhappy they will refund my money. How can you beat that. http://www.hoodmanusa.com/flip_up.asp
    No I don't work for them. LOL :idea:
    Will continue to review, right know I like it and would buy it again.
     
  8. Robin Casady

    Robin Casady

    12
    Aug 13, 2005
    I've had one on a D2x for awhile

    The D2x and D2H take the same Hoodman model.

    I like it. I mostly do tripod shooting, so it suits my shooting style. Haven't had any problems with it, but I'm pretty gentle with my camera equipt.

    It does shade the LCD somewhat, but not completely. In bright sunlight conditions where the LCD was pretty much unreadable, it is now readable, but with some glare remaining. If you are using the LCD to view the histogram and check the flashing indicator of blown highlights, it is fine. IMO, that pretty much all the LCD is good for anyway. You can't rely on it for color balance, and it is a pain to zoom in for focus check.

    The first one Hoodman sent me had a flaw in the optical window. After a phone call to them they immediately replaced it without waiting for the bad one to come back. Some have reported (on dpreview) that they flaps break off. I haven't had the problem. It is plastic, so I wouldn't try to pick the camera up by one of the flaps, or hit it with a hammer. :wink:
     
  9. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    The term comes from people that look at their shots in the LCD and go 'Ooo!, Ooo!, Ooo!.... :lol:
     
  10. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    This I think it the best way to understand chimping...

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/special_feature/chimping/

    I can tell you this, last winter shooting the Motor City Mechanic games we got a lot of big time photogs in the arena after they signed 3 Red Wing players, and they are the worst chimpers of all. :)
     
  11. debult

    debult

    120
    Jun 11, 2005
    The Netherlands
  12. I think I would buy the Hoodman if it flipped
    down instead of up.
     
  13. My current cover is scratched so I will have to get something else to replace it. Not sure I am sold on the value of the hoodman however.
     
  14. Gord,
    Why not try the Palm Pilot screen covers. They are clear as
    glass, come in a pack of ten and you can't loose them, If they
    do become scratched, you peel it off and replace it.

    Cheers,
    Robin

    Just make sure you get the ones for a color screen, the B&W
    ones give a moire pattern on the screen.
     
  15. Great idea Robin, now where do I find them?
     
  16. I am not really sure where to find them in Utah but
    most Business Depot type stores, or electronic suppliers
    like Best Buy should have them.

    If you can't find them I would be more than happy to send
    you one from my package. ( If I can find it! )

    Cheers,
    Robin
     
  17. We do have a Best Buy and a Staples here so I will give it a shot. Nothing worse than a scratched cover, I mean it seriously cuts into your chimping. :lol: :lol: Thanks for your help Robin. Maybe I should call you Robin Hood?? :)
     
  18. Ha Ha Ha Ha....... I get it!

    Salut,
    Robin
     
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