Anyone know of a more comfortable eyecup for the NEX7

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alitech
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Anyone know of a more comfortable eyecup for the NEX7
Jul 24, 2013

I hate the one supplied. Very uncomfortable indeed. Anyone know of a third party adapter that may work well with this?

Or perhaps an official Sony one that is made as a replacement? I have had no luck finding one online

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Re: Anyone know of a more comfortable eyecup for the NEX7
In reply to alitech, Jul 24, 2013

alitech wrote:

I hate the one supplied. Very uncomfortable indeed. Anyone know of a third party adapter that may work well with this?

Or perhaps an official Sony one that is made as a replacement? I have had no luck finding one online

I second that comment, but also have not found an alternative.

John

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In reply to jasby, Jul 24, 2013

I agree, the surround on the external VF on my 5N (which I think is the same) is poor - I believe I saw that there was a better one coming out as part of the RX1 Mk2 but with 2 daughters getting married this summer I've had neither time nor money to do anything about it

Let us know if you find anything ! Good luck...

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In reply to DistantView, Jul 24, 2013

The one supplied with the external EVF of the RX1 is way much better, and softer. But I dunno if they sell those.

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In reply to alitech, Jul 24, 2013

Agree...and recently asked this same question in another thread just the other day.
As FYI, I've Emailed Sony Support about the very same RX1 related question posted below.
IE: is it better, will it fit, can they be bought separately, where, how, etc.

Will post their reply if/when I hear back...

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alitech
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In reply to roundball, Jul 24, 2013

Thanks for that. I think I read up on that eyecup from the RX1 thread, but no one spoke about compatibility with the NEX7 VF.

Is it definitely compatible? If it is, I still won't buy it because its stupid expensive. Might as well wait for an aftermarket one..

Or maybe even seed the idea to a Chinese manufacturer so they can get on the case. hmmmm

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In reply to alitech, Jul 24, 2013
Is it definitely compatible?
If it is, I still won't buy it because its stupid expensive.

I have no idea about either...I hope to hear back from Sony today / tomorrow.

I tried a new spare eye cup I had leftover from back in my Canon A1 days, but the frame won't fit the NEX cutout slots.
Then I thought about removing the replaceable rubber cup from around the Canon frame and use it to replace the rubber around the NEX frame, but unfortunately the NEX rubber is bonded to it's own eye cup frame.

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alitech
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In reply to roundball, Jul 24, 2013

Sony, if you are reading this, here is an opportunity to make some more money. Every little helps man... should contribute getting you out of the hole you are in!!

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In reply to alitech, Jul 24, 2013

I remember looking around for an alternative eye cup for my 7, and couldn't come up with anything, either.

Seems like the only option at the moment is a DIY modification of an existing eye cup.

Here's one with a Canon F1 cup.

The five-part video proceeds ponderously slowly; it could have been edited down to about 10 minutes, but he takes a hour. Skip around/fast forward, you'll get the idea.

Basically, you cut and remove some of the rubber of the larger cup so it mates well with the frame of the Sony eyepiece, and glue them together. It's fairly straightforward, but a bit tedious to do the cuts carefully enough so you don't butcher the rubber you want to remain intact.

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In reply to alitech, Jul 24, 2013

In another thread, a person wrote that (s)he had bought the RX1 eyecup and it works perfectly. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51862323

I don't know whether it leaves the proximity sensor available, and I can't find the eyecup for sale separately. I've asked the person to post the link to the site at which he bought it. It's $50 USD, but if it saves my glasses from more scratches, it will be more than worth the money.

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alitech wrote:

I hate the one supplied. Very uncomfortable indeed. Anyone know of a third party adapter that may work well with this?

Or perhaps an official Sony one that is made as a replacement? I have had no luck finding one online

I took the eyecup off - I like it better without it

it also makes it easier to slip it into a coat pocket

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Just heard back from Sony Support:

".....The eyepiece cup (part # 4-295-853-01) and bigger soft eyecup (part # X-2585-939-1) supplied with the optional FDA-EV1MK electronic viewfinder for the DSCRX1 is compatible with the viewfinder of the NEX7 camera....."

For assistance in purchasing any of the parts, please contact our Sales Customer Care by email at SonyStore@custhelp.com or by phone at 1-877-865-7669 during their operating hours below:

Monday - Friday: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM PST
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST

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In reply to roundball, Jul 24, 2013

roundball wrote:

Just heard back from Sony Support:

".....The eyepiece cup (part # 4-295-853-01) and bigger soft eyecup (part # X-2585-939-1) supplied with the optional FDA-EV1MK electronic viewfinder for the DSCRX1 is compatible with the viewfinder of the NEX7 camera....."

For assistance in purchasing any of the parts, please contact our Sales Customer Care by email at SonyStore@custhelp.com or by phone at 1-877-865-7669 during their operating hours below:

Monday - Friday: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM PST
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST

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Thanks for that!

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alitech
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In reply to LifeIsAVerb, 11 months ago

Heres to getting NO WHERE WITH THIS!!..

Any chinese manufacturers reading these forums? Here is your opportunity to make some big bucks man... we need a softer bigger eye cup for the NEX 7.

Come on get to it.. fast

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