Hoodman Flipup cap for RebelXT lcd

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RoseW, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. RoseW

    RoseW Guest

    I received an e-mail from Hoodman Customer Service (Torrance, CA)today
    since I had put out an inquiry to Ontario, Canada suppliers listed on
    the Hoodman site for this Flipup Cap and it wasn't a product available.
    The Ontario vendor must have sent my inquiry on to Hoodman.
    ----------------------------
    Charlene Gordon from Hoodman wrote:
    We will have a new FlipUp cap for the Canon Rebel XT in approximately
    one month and we should have information on the website in the very near
    future as well. The price for the FlipUp will be $34.99 and will be
    found on the following page:
    http://www.hoodmanusa.com/flip_up.asp#canon
    Prices and shipping charges for Canada are the same as for US customers.
    The FlipUp shipping charge would be $8.55. Henry's in Toronto has the
    FlipUps on backorder and we will be shipping to them as soon a we
    receive stock.
    The current model FlipUp, the H-REBEL, will not fit on the Rebel XT.
    The eyepiece replacement portion of the FlipUp is identical to the
    eyepiece on the Canon Rebel XT. FlipUp caps are not compatible with
    extended viewfinder eyepieces.
    We are also going to be carrying a PowerGrip for the Canon Rebel XT that
    will be available sometime after the end of September. The price for
    this vertical PowerGrip will be $119.99. Please check our website in
    the future for updates on this product.
    -----------------------
    There was mention of this product in a recent thread . When I went to
    their site it wasn't clear if the FlipUp cap would suit the RebelXt so
    this customer service person has confirmed that RebelXt requires its own
    LCD cap. I was hoping it would provide a shading effect for viewing the
    menu etc. in bright sunlight.

    RoseW
     
    RoseW, Aug 30, 2005
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  2. RoseW

    Celcius Guest

    Hi Rose!

    I just received the H rebel which I had ordered last week instead of the XT
    Rebel ('da XT ProtectorT) as advertised.
    Although it seems to fit, I sent an enquiry.
    I'm waiting for the answer.
    I've already paid for the contraption + $8 something for delivery and $10.35
    CAD for customs.
    Let's hope I don't have to pay for their mistakes.

    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Aug 30, 2005
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  3. RoseW

    RoseW Guest

    In Celcius <> typed:
    | Hi Rose!
    |
    | I just received the H rebel which I had ordered last week instead of
    the
    | XT Rebel ('da XT ProtectorT) as advertised.
    | Although it seems to fit, I sent an enquiry.
    | I'm waiting for the answer.
    | I've already paid for the contraption + $8 something for delivery and
    | $10.35 CAD for customs.
    | Let's hope I don't have to pay for their mistakes.
    |
    | Marcel
    || ----------------------------
    || Charlene Gordon from Hoodman wrote:
    || We will have a new FlipUp cap for the Canon Rebel XT in approximately
    || one month and we should have information on the website in the very
    near
    || future as well.
    || The current model FlipUp, the H-REBEL, will not fit on the Rebel XT.
    || The eyepiece replacement portion of the FlipUp is identical to the
    || eyepiece on the Canon Rebel XT. FlipUp caps are not compatible with
    || extended viewfinder eyepieces.

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    Marcel have you used it in bright sunlight and does it 'shade' the
    playback data or the menu contents so that its not so faded?
    I imagine the customs duty that you paid was the GST and the PST. I'm 2
    hours from Toronto so it would be more than 8.00 for me to drive there
    and get the thing.
    Perhaps they could arrange for you to exchange the model at a local
    dealer when the correct one is in stock.
    RoseW
     
    RoseW, Aug 31, 2005
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  4. FWIW, if I may add a comment to this thread, I bought the Hoodman
    Fliphood for my 20D last Wednesday from Kerrisdale Cameras's website.
    Cost: $49.99 Cdn. Requested 1 to 2 weeks delivery, but received it
    yesterday afternoon (Monday). Total waiting time = 3 working days!!!
    Shipping from their Vancouver BC store to my home here in Victoria BC
    was $7. Also avoided the customs duties since both cities are here in
    Canada. Seems like they ran out of RebelXT's model as of today though.

    I'm very impressed by the quality of my Hoodman H-20D in bright
    sunlight, the plexiglass protecting the LCD allows a complete unhindered
    view of all menus and the design, material and color integrates
    flawlessly with my 20D.

    I would also like to recommend the Kerrisdale Cameras website, very fast
    and great customer service. It feels good to have a satisfying online
    shopping experience without any hassles.

    Regards,

    PN

    URL to Kerrisdale's website: http://www.kerrisdalecameras.com
     
    pIxEL8eD_nITs, Aug 31, 2005
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  5. RoseW

    Celcius Guest

    You are right. There was no customs duty. GST was $2.50, PST was $2.85 and
    Handling fees were $5.00, in all, $ 10.35.
    I haven't used it, because I realised it was the wrong one. For some reason,
    I got mixed up between the Rebel Protector (http://www.daproducts.com/) and
    Hoodman. I had ordered the former (DaRebel Protector) when someone on this
    Newsgroup mentioned the Hoodman. I went to the website and thought I was
    ordering the one for my XT without realising I was ordering the wrong model,
    the "H Rebel". I tried to install it and it looks like it fits, but I
    haven't tried it in case I can send it back.
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Aug 31, 2005
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  6. RoseW

    Celcius Guest

    By the way, Charlene Gordon wrote back to me after I told her I had
    mistakingly ordered the wrong model (H-Rebel instead of the XT). She was
    very understanding and told me to send it back (slow post). She would send
    me the appropriate model when they get it, in about 3 weeks. She was very
    accomodating. It's great to do business with such companies and such kind
    persons.
    Cheers,
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Sep 1, 2005
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  7. RoseW

    RoseW Guest

    In Celcius <> typed:
    | || I received an e-mail from Hoodman Customer Service (Torrance,
    CA)today
    || since I had put out an inquiry to Ontario, Canada suppliers listed on
    || the Hoodman site for this Flipup Cap and it wasn't a product
    available.
    || The Ontario vendor must have sent my inquiry on to Hoodman.
    || ----------------------------
    |
    | By the way, Charlene Gordon wrote back to me after I told her I had
    | mistakingly ordered the wrong model (H-Rebel instead of the XT). She
    was
    | very understanding and told me to send it back (slow post). She would
    send
    | me the appropriate model when they get it, in about 3 weeks. She was
    very
    | accomodating. It's great to do business with such companies and such
    kind
    | persons.
    | Cheers,
    | Marcel

    Now, isn't that grand! Puts a good feeling into the conscious doesn't
    it? I'm glad I put the info here. I was surprised to get the e-mail from
    Hoodman because I figured it was a dead end after the Ontario store said
    they didn't carry the product (meanwhile they are on the internet as a
    Hoodman outlet)
    RoseW
     
    RoseW, Sep 2, 2005
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