NEX-7 Eyecup FDA-EP10 Available at Sony Store

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chrisrodkey
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NEX-7 Eyecup FDA-EP10 Available at Sony Store
Mar 31, 2012

Just about, oh, 2 days after I got my NEX-7 in the mail, I promptly lost the eyecup. It popped off somewhere never to be found again. This was in my pre-case days. (Now solved by the lovely Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag, which I will review later.)

I called sony to try and talk my way into a replacement cup. That wasn't happening. They told me to call parts and order one from them, which was on severe backorder and was going to run $50 with shipping or something. PFFFT! Forget that!

Looks like the Sony Store online finally has a page up so you can order them at a more reasonable price. $15 with shipping for me.

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&partNumber=FDAEP10

Hope this helps anybody looking for a replacement!

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In reply to chrisrodkey, Mar 31, 2012

You could just get a rubber telescope eyepiece, with the added benefit of completely isolating the evf from outside light.

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In reply to relate2, Mar 31, 2012

That looks amazing where did you get one? Thanks.

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In reply to ohwhyme, Mar 31, 2012

I just went into a telescope shop and asked or a rubber eye cup. I think it cost me $10.00.
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In reply to relate2, Mar 31, 2012

Do you live in NYC by any chance? Hopefully I can find it here somewhere.

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In reply to ohwhyme, Mar 31, 2012

No sorry don't live in the States. I am sure google will find you something.
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In reply to relate2, Mar 31, 2012

Since the original doesn't help block out bright sun if you wear glasses I wouldn't pay 50 cents for a replacement unless it was an improved one. On your telescope eyepiece, how do you attach it? Does it just conveniently snap on or do you use an adhesive?
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In reply to Marvin Doering, Mar 31, 2012

looks like the rubber just stretches over it.

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In reply to chrisrodkey, Jun 17, 2012

welcome to the club then

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In reply to FTW, Jun 17, 2012

Since I got my NEX-7, I dropped the eyecup multiple times in the park, but was lucky to find it. Finally, in my last overseas' trip, I lost my eyecup in the third day.

The VF/eyecup is a weak point of N7. I wear glasses. Without the eyecup, the VF is almost useless in bright light (which is where I need it). With it, helps a bit, but far from satisfactory. I bought a replacement, uses a non-invisive "cement glue" to help fixing it a bit. Haven't drop it again, yet.

Now, where is my FF "Sony D800e sensor" NEX-9 with an improved VF/Eyecup and a better positioned red dot? I will buy one for $1,999.95 in a heart beat. Ok, I will bite $2,499.95 reluctantly. Oh, the cake falls from the sky onto my hand !

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George Kontos
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In reply to chrisrodkey, Jun 17, 2012

Thanks for posting that Chris. I lost mine last week and need to get a replacement.

George

chrisrodkey wrote:

Looks like the Sony Store online finally has a page up so you can order them at a more reasonable price. $15 with shipping for me.

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&partNumber=FDAEP10

Hope this helps anybody looking for a replacement!

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