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Viewfinder eye cup

Does anyone know why the eyecup is removable? I found it easy to dislodge when taking it out of my rucksack and predictably I've just lost it. I'm wondering if using a small dab of superglue on the replacement might have any downside?
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

? So that you can fit differing models of eyecup.
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

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Does anyone know why the eyecup is removable? I found it easy to dislodge when taking it out of my rucksack and predictably I've just lost it. I'm wondering if using a small dab of superglue on the replacement might have any downside?
I wouldn't be doing that! Apart from voiding warranty, removing the eyecup to clean the glass is sometimes needed too. Also, if you damage the rubber you don't want to be extracting the old eyecup with a scalpel because you used superglue (or any other glue). If the rubber should come away from the eyecup frame, then removing the whole eyecup & re-gluing the rubber back onto the frame with a tiny bit of glue (but only when it is off the camera) by applying it with a small drop of glue on a pointed tool (too much might come from the tube of glue & spread everywhere) would be absolutely fine if done carefully.
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

I hadn't realised that other models of eyecup fit it as when searching for a replacement it's the only one I saw advertised for the M5ii. Do you know which other models fit it? I didn't find this one particularly useful, so I might try a different one if others will fit.

Yes, I suppose so, I don't want to risk invalidating the guarantee. I do wish it locked on a bit more securely, though.

I will have to modify my camera bag as it's the act of taking it in and out of the foam padding that causes it to be dislodged.
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

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I hadn't realised that other models of eyecup fit it as when searching for a replacement it's the only one I saw advertised for the M5ii. Do you know which other models fit it? I didn't find this one particularly useful, so I might try a different one if others will fit.

Yes, I suppose so, I don't want to risk invalidating the guarantee. I do wish it locked on a bit more securely, though.

I will have to modify my camera bag as it's the act of taking it in and out of the foam padding that causes it to be dislodged.
That's the same for medical conditions. People often worry about the symptoms & forget about the cause, so it is probably a very good idea to deal with the cause, of taking it out of your bag. I found the same problem & a bag that won't drag on protruding parts has got to be a better solution to start with.

As far as the eyecup is concerned, the standard EP-15 Eyecup only fits the E-M5 II along with the EP-16 large eyecup. I would be interested to know if they could physically fit on the E-M1, but may sit too high for proper access to the Accessories Port (between the EVF & hotshoe) as the E-M10 eyecup does on the E-M5.
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

Interesting. I found wandering eyecups to be a problem with all my earlier Olys (E-1, E-3, E-5 and E-M5) but the E-M1 seems much better. So I thought they had fixed it, but it seems not if the E-M5 Mk II has reverted back to the norm.

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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

I used to put a bit of blu-tac between the eyecup and camera on my E3 and never lost one.
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

Don't use superglue. A dab of nail polish is very effective and a lot easier to remove. Its also a good alternative to "threadlock" to stop small screws becoming loose where you have loosened them slightly on the bezel of your E-M5 Mk1 to stop it cracking.
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

I used a glue dot on my EM-5 to hold a broken one in place. It worked quite nicely and was easily removable when it came to replacing it with a new one....which still comes off every time I put it in or take out of my camera bag
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

I lost my eyecup for the V-F2 last year and have just ordered a new one. Very easy to do Going to follow a few suggestions on here to try to keep the new one for a bit longer !
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

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I lost my eyecup for the V-F2 last year and have just ordered a new one. Very easy to do Going to follow a few suggestions on here to try to keep the new one for a bit longer !
Just don't use super glue but something that can be removed later if needed. A small spot of contact adhesive applied with a tooth pick might also be one way of gluing things if needed.

BTW, if having taken the eyecup assembly (plastic & rubber) off the camera then a very small controlled amount super applied with a tooth pick can be used to glue the rubber back onto the plastic frame, but it must be dry before reattaching to the camera, otherwise the glue could get places you might wish it really hadn't.

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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

I drilled and tapped the eyepiece for a small screw. The screw doesn't touch the camera body, but blocks the 'dovetail' preventing the eyepiece from sliding off. The screw can be removed for cleaning the eyepiece.

I'll post an image later.

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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

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Don't use superglue. A dab of nail polish is very effective and a lot easier to remove. Its also a good alternative to "threadlock" to stop small screws becoming loose where you have loosened them slightly on the bezel of your E-M5 Mk1 to stop it cracking.
I use nail polish as well, works a treat and cleans off with a thumbnail
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Re: Viewfinder eye cup

Here's the modification I made to the eyecup on my E5:


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Nice mod, I'm all for engineering solutions as I'm an engineer! I might give it a try. However I've not lost my replacement one yet, but I have changed my bag. I still could knock it off I guess when extracting it, but the side loading backpack I now have has no foam insert which my last bag had and was mainly the cause of the problem.
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