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Canon EOS 20D Eyecup

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2005 6:03AM
I've found that my view of a scene through the viewfinder is enhanced immeasurably if I place a hand on either side of my face to stop the light from leaking in and diminishing the quality of the view. Trouble is, I need my hands for other purposes!

Any suggestions on a way around this? I note Canon does an extended eyecup (ep-ex15) but that appears primarily to assist those with glasses ; it's not intended to cut down on unwanted light.

I have thought about draping a black scarf over my head and camera (so creating the sort of blanket those school photographers used to use) but my wife's threatened to leave me if I do.

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digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2005 6:08AM
If the extended eyecup is rubber it should help with or without glasses as it makes a better seal around your eye.

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2005 6:33AM
Thanks, Ian - unfortunately it's not of rubber.
elikag 13 749
8 Mar 2005 6:35AM
Saw a photog with an eyecap that was very similar to the eyecaps you find on pro TV cams (the portable kind - andytvcams Wink it was pretty old camera, by design. Never got a chance to talk to him. So I wonder - was it self/custom made or are there things like that for sale?

Ilia Kagan.
tigerminx 13 237 South Africa
14 Dec 2006 4:08PM
Hi Ian, did you ever find a solution to this problem? I'm looking for an eyecup as well.

cambirder 14 7.2k England
14 Dec 2006 4:20PM
They are available from Digital Rev and other Hong Kong ebay stores for under 10 inc postage.
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 4:26PM
I use These and just adapt them to fit over my 5D viewfinder.
tigerminx 13 237 South Africa
14 Dec 2006 5:09PM
Thanks guys, I will have to see what I can find.
collywobles 14 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 7:57PM
Flindt, the Canon eye extender is just that, it puts a 15mm spacer mainly for people who wear glasses. Hoever, you have to put the original eyepiece on as well, and thats rubber.

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