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    Can anyone tell me if Olympus make/supply replacement eye-cups for the E-5? This is a major flaw on this model as it was only a matter of time before mine went walkabout......this time for good.

    Any info greatly appreciated!

    Danny
    Olympus E-5 / E-620(hld5) / E-410 with Zuiko's : 14-42mm f5.6 | 40-150mm f5.6 | 70-300mm f4 | 35mm Macro f3.5 | Sigma 50-500mm | Sigma 105mm Macro | FL-36r
    Macbook 2ghz/4gb/120gb/13.3"
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    Re: replacement eye cup

    I think we are stuck with this design for the E-3/5. There have been lots of threads about this over the years - and some suggestions about remedies.

    From my personal experience the problem starts when the camera is removed/placed in tight fitting bags (front/back). So it has become second nature to check every time the camera is taken out of the bag (though the bag lining is a good place to search for lost cups).

    Our friends Luton Camera Repairs (http://www.lutoncameras.co.uk/) list the replacement on the accessories page (EP-7)

    Nick
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    • #3
      Re: replacement eye cup

      Or here on [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-Compatible-EP-7--300--330/dp/B002BF79GK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319891032&sr=8-1"]Amazon[/ame]. I buy "in bulk" now, I'm fed up with loosing these eye cups?

      Steve
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      • #4
        Re: replacement eye cup

        Cheers guys, got a few from Amazon.......my only gripe with the E-5!
        Olympus E-5 / E-620(hld5) / E-410 with Zuiko's : 14-42mm f5.6 | 40-150mm f5.6 | 70-300mm f4 | 35mm Macro f3.5 | Sigma 50-500mm | Sigma 105mm Macro | FL-36r
        Macbook 2ghz/4gb/120gb/13.3"
        Lightroom/Photoshop CS5/Photomatix Pro 3.0
        www.dgpix.org.uk
        My Flickr

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        • #5
          Re: replacement eye cup

          Using a tiny grub screw, from an old CD drive ( I never chuck anything away!) I tapped a thread into the plastic of mine (had to lift up the rubber from the plastic carrier) & its retained perfectly

          This is on a E520 I hasten to add - E5 is well out of my league
          E1, E520, ED14-42, ED 40-150, 70-300, Various legacy including 50mm f2 macro.

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          • #6
            Re: replacement eye cup

            At a certain age, the friction between stomach and eyecup almost guarantees it will come off. Usually in long grass or a roadside or path in poor light.
            Its only a week since I got another 5 from Luton Cameras.
            They arrive in 24 hours.
            Duncan

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