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    Default Eyecups falling off ???

    So I have lost two EP-2 eye-cups recently -- apparently, how I hold my camera on its strap -- it turns the eye-cup and it falls off.

    (I try to always carry my camera on my right sholder, lens pointing toward me...but taht seems to be the right way... so it must be when I have the lens pointing out)

    Anybody else have this same thing happen?

    Its not a huge deal, but at $25 a pop, I think I am going to go back to the "normal" one.

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    Yes, it happens all the time. I'm constantly amazed by the various locations where I have found my EP2 before I knew it had fallen off. I keep the original eyecup (EP-1?) on the E-1 and carry the EP2 in my bag, but I take it off after I'm done using it. I can't believe I haven't lost it as it has fallen off the camera so many times. It does come in handy on really bright days, but it's not really worth the irritation factor, so if it ultimately falls off where I can't find it, I doubt very much I'll get another.

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    Yah mine's come loose a few times, almost fell off once.
    I've fix that with some black tape. I put a small piece going from the back of the hotshoe to the eyecup. Seems too work well.. well so far it hasn't fallen off (knock... knock...)

    I'm wondering now too if trying a small wooden shimmy (ex. a flat toothpick) in there to jam that eyecup in would fix that movement problem. That bonnet seems to have just a bit too much space in there...

    hmm I''ll have to give it a go later.

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    Default Re: Eyecups falling off ???

    Hi John,

    In 2 years with two E-1 cameras and both the EP-1 and EP-2 eyecups, I've never had one fall off.
    Best regards, FL

    Pursuing excellence...

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    Default Re: Eyecups falling off ???

    Quote Originally Posted by First Light View Post
    Hi John,

    In 2 years with two E-1 cameras and both the EP-1 and EP-2 eyecups, I've never had one fall off.
    I've had the EP-1 fall off once. Luckily I found it (in the car).

    /Jörgen
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    I think it largely depends whether or not you spend much time walking round with the camera slunlg over your shoulder - I have lost two like this, and now use the EP-1 in these kind of situations and keep the EP-2 for when I feel I need it.

    Andy.

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    Default Re: Eyecups falling off ???

    I have lost 2 or 3. I usually use the EP-1 now.

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    I lost the eyecup off my E-1 downtown while street shooting. No idea where it fell off; I put the camera to my eye and it was gone. I try not to bump the camera against my body now as I walk as that's the only thing I can think of that might have loosened the eyecup.

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    I've had one fall off and lost it, had to get another. I notice that it easily gets knocked when in my bag. It is annoying and shouldn't happen really.
    Dave.

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    Default Re: Eyecups falling off ???

    Seems always to be half a twist loose while in my bag. Thats okay by me. Never lost an Ep-1 or Ep-2. While walking around with the cam I - always - handhold it. I twist the strap 2 times around my wrist, and then hold the camera down by my right side, letting the grip (not the SHLD-2, but the "camera-grip") "rest" on my four upward-pointing digits... To me it is the only way of treating my camera ;-)

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