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Homer Simpson
29th January 2011, 05:00 PM
I think something like the ME-1 might help me.

However before I buy one I was wondering if anyone had found an alternative to the Olympus version that would do the same job?

peak4
29th January 2011, 07:08 PM
From what I remember, some folks have modified a Pentax one to fit & claim that it gives a fuller view withing the finder.

Homer Simpson
29th January 2011, 09:22 PM
Thanks Bill - I'm guessing the pentax one is "pricey" too

I was rather hoping there might be a good knock off somewhere.

I think I might have sourced an Oly one ;) from a forum member.

Currently I have my E520 Diopter adjustment wound up to max. Does anyone know if it will help with this significantly?

jonc
29th January 2011, 09:39 PM
I use this one

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TENPA-1-36x-Viewfinder-eyecup-magnifier-Canon-Nikon-/160473216539?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessorie s&hash=item255cf2f61b#ht_6992wt_907

costs around 35 and works great on my E600.

shipped from Hong Kong so takes a while to get here however.

peak4
29th January 2011, 09:48 PM
How about this one, never tried it though

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110324244947&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fi.html%3F_n kw%3D110324244947%26_sacat%3D0%26_dmpt%3DUK_Camera sPhoto_Printers_Printers_JN%26_odkw%3Dcolour%2Blas er%2Bprinter%26_osacat%3D0%26_trksid%3Dp3286.c0.m2 70.l1313%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

See post 9 HERE (http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=57526)

Andrew Riddell
29th January 2011, 10:57 PM
Currently I have my E520 Diopter adjustment wound up to max. Does anyone know if it will help with this significantly?

The diopter adjustment works in the camera (i.e. behind the viewfinder), so the ME-1 won't affect it. It'll just magnify what's already there. That said, I found my E510 much easier to use with the ME-1 than without.

Andrew

Ellie
30th January 2011, 01:05 AM
I think something like the ME-1 might help me.

However before I buy one I was wondering if anyone had found an alternative to the Olympus version that would do the same job?
Errm, I've got an Oly ME-1 that I no longer use - I bought it for the E-400 but don't seem to need it with the E-30. It'd fit in an envelope, so you could try it out, and if it suits you ...

Homer Simpson
30th January 2011, 06:00 PM
Errm, I've got an Oly ME-1 that I no longer use - I bought it for the E-400 but don't seem to need it with the E-30. It'd fit in an envelope, so you could try it out, and if it suits you ...

Ellie thats really nice of you!*chr
However I've already done a deal with another forum member.
He also no longer uses it because of a E30 upgrade

Ellie
30th January 2011, 09:45 PM
However I've already done a deal with another forum member.
*chr That's fine, glad you've been fixed up with one. I hope you find it useful.