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Hoodman H-CAPD3 Nikon D3 Hood Cap

by Hoodman

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  • Protection for camera back
  • Easy installation
  • Great viewing experience
  • Full camera operation accesss
  • Perfect fit you won't evevn know it there

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Hoodman
  • Model: H-CAPD3

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00164EJVK
  • Item model number: H-CAPD3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Great protection for the Nikon D3 from normal everyday hazards to the viewing screen. Easy clip on installation and custom fit to work on the camera allowing button usage and easy viewing

Customer Reviews

Besides having difficulty installing the cover, the cover was too easy to remove.
sherwood
I have been using a D3 for almost a year and noticed a few very fine scratches on the tempered glass LCD monitor viewscreen.
AutoMatters+
I was concerned about buying a non-nikon product and was surprised by how snug and well it fit on my D3s!
A. Fong

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By AutoMatters+ on November 29, 2008
I have been using a D3 for almost a year and noticed a few very fine scratches on the tempered glass LCD monitor viewscreen. Recently I bought one of these Hoodman covers for my D3. After using it for about a month I have one long fine scratch on it. If that saved the tempered glass from such a fate, it was well worth the expenditure. One tip: I tried removing the cover and could not do so (I was concerned that it might break if I forced it further). I got a fine, flat screwdriver and, with a slight twist, was easily able to remove the cover by doing so.

Aug. 31, 2013:
Several years ago I replaced this Hoodman monitor protector with what I believe is a tempered glass monitor protector that attaches to the camera body by an adhesive. I bought one for both of my pro DSLR camera bodies and have been very satisfied. They do not scratch with normal use, stay clear and are easy to clean.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bob G on August 3, 2010
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The Hoodman shield has its merits: it is inexpensive, it does indeed protect the LCD, and it attaches and removes easily. But in my use of it I have encountered what to me is a serious problem. If I am using my camera's viewfinder (rather than working with Live View), and if the weather is cool, then moisture from my breath condenses between the shield and the LCD. The moisture is opaque, and it persists for minutes, reducing the usefulness of the LCD --- for photo review or whatever. I have the problem when the air temperature is at or below the low 60's. I have not used the Hoodman on a very cold day, but I assume that in air at or below 32 degrees the moisture would freeze or at least persist for longer still. For whatever it's worth, I'll add that I have replaced the Hoodman shield with a Giottos Aegis, and so far with the Giottos the moisture problem has not recurred. The Giottos does not snap into place over the LCD as the Hoodman does. Instead it attaches with an adhesive, and the adhesive appears to have the side-benefit of working as a seal.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MQ on June 24, 2008
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This protector is saving me from wiping my nose sweat from the LCD. It's totally worth it. You don't know how many times the protector on my D2X saved the LCD from being scratch up in the Grunewald. I had to get one for the D3 just because it's insane not to have something relatively cheap protect the LCD. You will regret not getting one the second you scratch that LCD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Williams on May 20, 2010
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This cap snaps on firmly, in fact it's a bit difficult to pry off, which is probably a good thing. It provides good protection for the main LCD but not the smaller one below it. The main problem I have with this product is that the plastic appears to be quite soft and is easily scratched simply by cleaning dust off of it. This makes it difficult to see through if the ambient light reflects off the scratches at the right angle. In summary, it does the job, but you'll probably end up replacing it fairly often.
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I have this on my Nikon D3S to protect the LCD. It does a decent job, but could be much improved.

Pros:
Fits nicely on the camera, is snug and doesn't come off easily.
Protects the LCD from bumps, scratches, etc

Cons:
Cheap, soft plastic. Scratches EASILY - using a soft cloth to clean it can leave fine scratches.
Distorts the quality of images viewed through the LCD - in paricular, it produces a flare of "rainbow colors" when viewed from different angles.

Conceptually this product is great, but it seems as though the material used in the production of the product was not designed for the purpose in which it's being used. If they switched to a better grade of plastic it would be a huge improvement. Despite the negative aspects, I'd still rather have this on my camera than nothing at all.
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By Abe on April 18, 2010
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This protective cover does the job intended, but the reasons I don't give it five stars is 1) it scratches easily, and 2) it allows dust to get inside the space between the cover and the camera, requiring regular cleanings (which easily scratches the cover). Having said that, I recommend buying one of these since it to better to have a protected camera than not.
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By MHodges on June 17, 2014
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Expensive piece of plastic but it protects my LCD and fits securely. It doesn't snag or get in my way so it's a good thing to have.
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By A. Fong on July 9, 2012
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I was concerned about buying a non-nikon product and was surprised by how snug and well it fit on my D3s! This is an excellent product. I hope Nikon gets their act together and ship them with all their pro-bodies.
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