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eye peice shutter level

Just noticed this lever on my recently aquired E1
Can't see anything in the manual I have to explain its purpose.

I also spotted in the manual a reference to an optional eyepiece - whats this and are they any use.
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Re: eye peice shutter level

I believe it's for long exposures, to stop light entering the eyepiece.
Hope that helps.

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Re: eye peice shutter level

SteveJ is indeed correct. Not sure though what light entering from eyepiece would do to an image though, might try shining a light through the back on a long exposure and see what weird stuff occurs..
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Re: eye peice shutter level

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SteveJ is indeed correct. Not sure though what light entering from eyepiece would do to an image though, might try shining a light through the back on a long exposure and see what weird stuff occurs..
It's not just for long exposures. You're recommended to use it whenever your eye's not blocking the viewfinder. The metering cells are in the viewfinder and can be affected by extraneous light entering through the eyepiece.
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Re: eye peice shutter level

David's right - and it's really handy to have this built in shutter rather than what you have to do with other cameras (either improvise or clip on a plastic viewfinder cover that you've probably lost....). It's a neat example of some of the ways that Oly really over-engineered the E-1 when it came out.
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Re: eye peice shutter level

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David's right - and it's really handy to have this built in shutter rather than what you have to do with other cameras (either improvise or clip on a plastic viewfinder cover that you've probably lost....).
If not using the E-1 I usually just hang my hat on the back of the camera to block the light entering.
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