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Hama has announced a new focusing hood with an adjustable eyepiece, which allows you to use the rear monitor of your camera as a viewfinder - even in bright sunshine. The lower part of the “Smart Viewer” can be used as a focusing hood; the upper part can be used separately as a magnifier and offers a magnification factor of 2.75 for checking the image quality of printed photos, for instance. Designed in Germany, the Hama Smart Viewer attaches to your camera using a click-frame with special adhesive strips which can be removed anytime without leaving any residue. Priced at €59.99 Hama Smart Viewer is available for cameras with 3.0" and 3.2" screens.
Hama Press Release
“Smart Viewer” focusing hood from Hama
A better view for beautiful motifs
It is often not easy to take pictures or film subjects in bright sunshine, this is because bright sunlight makes it difficult to check pictures on the reflective camera display The Hama ”Smart Viewer” now enables you to capture and check the desired motif, even in extreme lighting conditions because it prevents disturbing brightness and interference on images. The focusing hood is easy to mount and can be folded down up to 49 millimetres, it is light and compact and ideal for when you are on the go. A soft silicone eyecup makes it comfortable to use and seals off light well. The adjustable eyepiece offers dioptre compensation between +1 and -2.5 dioptres. The lower part of the “Smart Viewer” can be used as a focusing hood; the upper part can be used separately as a magnifier and offers a magnification factor of 2.75 for checking the image quality of printed photos, for instance.
Patented holder system
The focusing hood is designed in Germany, and is attached to the camera display using a click-frame that is stuck on to the camera. The special adhesive strips can be removed anytime and do not leave any residue. The acrylic pane supplied can be inserted in the frame to ensure additional display protection, it also offer ideal protection for folding monitors when they are folded out.