An essential add on for any viewfinder…

31
May
2009
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I have been using the i-cuff since December 2006, not long after I went freelance and had bought my first big boy camera as well as some smaller ones like the Z1 and the Sony A1. I bought one for each of these cameras. 

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I hate the rubber hoods of viewfinders and am not a fan of the chamois leather ones either. I wanted something super comfy that I can rest against my eye socket without my eyeball being sucked out if I press too hard against it.

There are three different version out there the DV, the pro and the HD. The DV is for your little cameras, your little Canon’s, Sony A1s and apparently for scopes on guns?! Not that I endorse that at all!!! The Pro is for cameras like the HVX, EX1, JVC  HM700 and the HD is for the bigger viewfinders like the EX3 and all the big boys. I also use this one for my Zacuto Z-finder on my Canon 5dmk2

p1000015p1000023Again this is so much better than the rubber you get with it. Ultra comfy, lets in no light, can rotate and for you shooters out there who wear glasses, you can use this much easier with glasses than traditional rubber. 

 

i-cuff dv

i-cuff dv

 

i-cuff Pro

i-cuff Pro

 

i-cuff HD

i-cuff HD

I really can’t recommend these enough, I recently got the updated versions and they are even better, not that I needed to replace my current ones as they are still going strong 2 and a half years later. They are very well made, make using the viewfinder really comfortable and best of all, they are cheap! The small one is $29.95 and the other two are $45. All available from the i-cuff website

I seriously cannot recommend them enough. It just makes shooting using a viewfinder that much easier, it can push the VF right up to my eye when handheld adding stability, stops the VF getting fogged up in crappy conditons…oh, and it absorbs all my man sweat when working really hard!

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on the ex3 whilst shooting "York House"

on the ex3 whilst shooting "York House"

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  1. stevecahill says:

    I recently cut off the toe on a black sock, rolled it over the rubber eye and it works well. Can not beat the price. Pictured here @ http://bit.ly/roadblog

    1. pbloom says:

      !!! Steve, are you the kind of guy who buys 1 foot square samples of expensive carpet and stick them to your shoes so you don’t have to buy carpet for the whole house?!

      I am going to try out that Hoodman 3.0 thingy for the 5d. Ordered one to give it a road test.

      1. Steve Cahill says:

        That’s a great idea, I can change out the carpet and have a different rug every week! :)

        The Hoodman does not allow a complete amaphoric view of the LCD like the Zacuto, but still very useable. I did put velcro on the 5D’s LCD and on the Hoodman. You will have to remove the rubber skin on the Hoodman to get the velcro to stick, and use the sock method for the eyecup, as it is a hard rubber eyecup.

        I had a Hoodman so I decided to make the best of it. I do not need the elastic bands to hold now that velcro is in place. Hoodman makes a strap for it as well.

        Will probably get the Zacuto when all said and done.

        Where is the video equipment graveyard located?

  2. Hope you washed the sock first…you could always call it iSmell !

  3. BradPCourt says:

    Love these too. A little classier than the old school wrist sweat band on the rubber.

  4. Don’t forget the little promo we shot at Rhyolite for this guy Phil!

    1. Ira says:

      Phillip~
      What is the promo Joseph is talking about? I’d love to see it ;-) Ira