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Attention spectacle wearers!

I've just managed to get hold of the optional eyepiece EP-11.

I've had it ordered from SRS for a few months but for some reason they weren't getting stocks, so yesterday I cancelled and bought from Warehouse Express.

It arrived today (in a large packet via Parcelforce marked FRAGILE!), and what a difference it makes! I was managing fine with my specs and the original eyepiece, or so I thought, but this new, larger, one is even better. Not the cheapest accessory on the market, but worthwile if you need to wear glasses all the time.
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

Thanks Stephen, I'll look into that.
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

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Thanks Stephen, I'll look into that.
Agreed with that
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

Thanks for the news that it's worthwhile. I'm managing with the standard eyepiece, but had wondered about buying the EP-11 when I got my EM-5. I'll give it a try too... (You ARE on commission I hope!)
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

If only ... The number of people who have bought E-M5s after trying mine is growing, too!
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

Ah well...

I've just found one at Amazon for 19.99 + 3.99 P&P. Seems to compare well with Parks and SRS for once.
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

That's the one place I didn't look, for once! Well spotted!
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

I see a reviewer on Amazon suggests that the EP-11 eyepiece moves your eye further away from the viewfinder, so that you only see around 90% of the image. (He suggests that the eyepiece is best used without glasses in bright conditions). Do you find this is a problem?
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

With specs I still get 100% vision in the viewfinder, even though, yes, the eye is a little further away. How the d##*l are you supposed to see through the finder without specs, if you need specs? Diopter adjustment doesn't work for astigmatism! Some reviewers just aren't real! Grrrr!
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

Luckily for me the diopter adjustment is all I need. I would like to know how I am supposed to see the OLED screen - if I wear my reading glasses then when I look up I can't see anything! Unfortunately its not easy to menu dive via the buttons with your eye up to the eyepiece - I keep hitting the wrong button.
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With specs I still get 100% vision in the viewfinder, even though, yes, the eye is a little further away. How the d##*l are you supposed to see through the finder without specs, if you need specs? Diopter adjustment doesn't work for astigmatism! Some reviewers just aren't real! Grrrr!
The EP-11 works nicely for me with my glasses & I'm in the astigmatism club too (not by any choice from me ) although thankfully, only slightly. The EP-11 keeps the reflections off the glasses & the only disadvantage with it is getting the flash on (FL-LM2) as the rubber needs to be flexed down a little to get the shoe of the flash to line up with the rail on the camera (other flashes have no issues at all with it) & to not catch on the rubber edge as it's pushed in.
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

I'll watch out for the flash issue - thanks for the warning. Although I hate using flash, so the problem should rarely arise.
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Re: Attention spectacle wearers!

I thoroughly recommended the EP-11 too, I've been using it from day one with the E-M5, in fact it arrived (from of SRS) before the camera did .
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I'll watch out for the flash issue - thanks for the warning. Although I hate using flash, so the problem should rarely arise.
Don't get me wrong. It's not really an issue, just something to be aware of perhaps.
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Just had mine turn up today from srs do not have to use glasses but i lost one of my M5 and could,nt find any ref anywhere to get a spare so if anyone who wears specs wants to swap for the normal one please contact me via email thanks
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