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11-12-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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Stupid question about 67 hoods

Okay, noob question: Aside from the obvious weight and size issues, is there any advantage or disadvantages to the folding hood on a 67 vs the magnifying hood?

I assume there's a folding magnifier on the folding hood, but don't know how that compares to the regular fixed magnifying hood.

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11-12-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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The rigid hood gives a much clearer view of the screen.
11-12-2009, 06:44 PM   #3
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Yup the rigid blocks light way more effectively thus giving a clearer view. The rigid also lets you change diopter but it has a slightly smaller magnification compared to the folding.
I personally have the folding because it came with the camera, its compact/light weight and you have the option of looking at the GG without putting your face right up to the camera, of course the magnifier is also there if you need it. I find the view from the folding perfectly satisfactory. Losing the AE prism makes the whole setup feel half as heavy!
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QuoteOriginally posted by sumo Quote
Losing the AE prism makes the whole setup feel half as heavy!
TTL Prism: 0.525 kg-force (= 1.16 lb)
Folding hood: 0.126 kg-force (= 0.28 lb)

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