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Eclairewilliams 22nd June 2017 09:20 PM

Found: EE1 dot sight
 
I'm struggling with BIF and wondered if anyone has an EE1 dot sight they want to sell. I think I missed a couple for sale last month.


I am no longer looking for one as I took the plunge and bought one.

Wee man 22nd June 2017 11:11 PM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
Maybe an owner could tell just how useful these prove to be?

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Phill D 23rd June 2017 08:24 AM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
I'd been wondering that too Ed as I also missed out on those previous sales.

Wee man 23rd June 2017 08:44 AM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
Me to I sent a pm but was too late.

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Beagletorque 23rd June 2017 08:41 PM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
I've found it very useful with the EM1V2 and the 300 on CAF low to maintain AF @ 10fps.
Framing is a bit hit and miss close up due to the slight positional difference, but once it is set up it is very good. This is a bit of a crop but would have been tricky without the dot. I need to use it more!


Eclairewilliams 8th August 2017 06:12 PM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
Bump. anyone wanting to sell one? Thanks

gphemy 13th October 2017 03:57 PM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
It's not an EE-1, it's a rifle sight, but it's equipped with a hotshoe mount adapter and appears to do the job:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073WC8F57

At a price of £25 all in it seems worth a punt.

Piers

Phill D 13th October 2017 07:20 PM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
Piers have you tried this out?

gphemy 15th October 2017 10:49 AM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
I haven't used it "in anger" yet, Phill, but it is well constructed, carefully packed, and impressive quality. I have fitted it to a camera and successfully adjusted red dot to match camera viewfinder, but cannot yet vouch for use for BIF, for example.

But for 1/4 the price of EE-1 ......

Piers

BTaberham 20th October 2017 01:47 PM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
I actually have one of these currently on order and is meant to arrive today or monday - I'll give it a shot with birds in flight when it has arrived and get back to you all

Phill D 20th October 2017 02:23 PM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
Definitely interested in how you get on Bailey.

Piers any update on yours?

GyRob 21st October 2017 11:10 AM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
I can see how this may help a beginner for BIF and for use on a gimbal I'm sure it would work well but having to hold the camera away from your head with say a 300 f4 I think it would be hard to use and get very heavy holding it like that.
Rob.

Shaw 22nd October 2017 03:54 PM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gphemy (Post 429624)
It's not an EE-1, it's a rifle sight, but it's equipped with a hotshoe mount adapter and appears to do the job:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073WC8F57

At a price of £25 all in it seems worth a punt.

Piers

I got one of these on Friday, and decided to set it up today.

OBSERVATIONS:

Even when clamped tightly down on the hot shoe, it can still be moved slightly from side to side, (on the copy that I have) which on my 100-400 PanLeica renders it useless.

SOLUTION:

Make sure that the cross cut screws on the hot shoe attachment are very tight, and once locked down, push the whole unit to one side before making the sighting adjustment.

After this is done, it seems to work, but I still think that the Olympus one would be better.

BTaberham 22nd October 2017 04:02 PM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaw (Post 430420)
I got one of these on Friday, and decided to set it up today.

OBSERVATIONS:

Even when clamped tightly down on the hot shoe, it can still be moved slightly from side to side, (on the copy that I have) which on my 100-400 PanLeica renders it useless.

This is interesting - I'll see if my copy is the same when it arrives tomorrow. Thanks for posting the quick fix - now I'll know what to do if mine is also loose. I'm also hoping to use it with the PanLeica

pault 23rd October 2017 06:15 AM

Re: EE1 dot sight
 
Re; shaw’s solution, is what I did and it works.


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