The Most Underrated Piece of Equipment that Every Photographer Needs

I want to take a moment today to talk about the most underrated piece of equipment that every photographer taking photographs outside of a studio needs; a Hoodman Loupe. This seemingly simple combination of plastic, rubber, and glass allows a photographer to clearly see their images no matter how bright it may be outside. The Hoodman Loupe 3.0 will (like it’s name implies) work on a LCD screen up to 3inches.

I resisted shelling out the $79.90 for the Loupe until one day I was shooting a model outside and completely missed a small blown out area of an image because of the bright ambient light outside. Since that day, every time I step outside to do any sort of image I have my Hoodman around my neck knowing that I will get a clear view of my LCD giving myself a fighting chance. Just like your camera, the Hoodman Loupe has diopter adjustment of +/- 3.

Overall, I know the price of the Hoodman Loupe seems a little on the steep side, but take my word for it, you’ll be asking yourself how you took pictures outside before it.

You can buy the Hoodman Loupe from B&H for $79.90 here.