I’ve been putting up with stray light in my Sony A1 for a while now—in some conditions it’s a serious usability impairment to have the sun strafing my left eye as I use the EVF.
Today this deal popped up and reminded me that I really need that eyeshade, so I grabbed one, the Hoodman Eyecup for Sony A1, A7S III, and A7 IV.
An oversized Eyecup for Sony a1, a7S III, and a7 IV from Hoodman, it's designed to reduce eye fatigue as well as keep sunlight from entering your viewfinder. It has a self-locking mount that keeps it on your camera eyepiece, and it has a flat bottom in order to clear the camera LCD. It's made of hypoallergenic silicone rubber for comfortable use.
Comments from my 2016 post on the eyeshade:
Roy P writes:
Interesting… The Vello eyecup you posted has more than a passing resemblance to the Hoodman eyecup. The Hoodman comes in a larger size for people who wear glasses. I got one a couple of months ago, and use it on bright days outdoors. $20.
DIGLLOYD: I hadn’t seen the Hoodman eyecup and I don't know if one is better than the other.
Paul K writes:
I found this eyeshade some months ago and managed to mount my personal prescription of my right eye into it.
I have some astigmatism that cannot be corrected with the camera’s diopter. So I shaped a lens and fitted it into the eyeshade (I’m an optician).
Now I can shoot without glasses and have a very crisp and sharp image of the viewfinder (although only in landscape orientation). If I want to shoot with glasses on, I simply take the eyeshade off.