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Old July 15th, 2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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XF eyecup design

I see the product shots with the usual Canon minimalist design but in an NAB interview in the Canon booth, I am seeing a larger eyecup design. Is the large one an add-on, replacement or what?
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Old July 15th, 2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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I don't have a good photo of it to show you, but the large one is included in the box.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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Many thanks to Doug J. for submitting this pic of the standard-issue eyecup...

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Old July 15th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #4
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Ya. Okay. That's good. Below is what I was seeing in the marketing photos. I ask because the eyecup design in those photos looked the same as the A1, which I find useless, and was wondering if I'd been putting pu with it all these years from accidently throwing it out or something. I'll take this over to that forum.
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Many thanks to Doug J. for submitting this pic of the standard-issue eyecup...
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Chris, thanks for posting the photo I took of my camera. I have no idea how to that.

Personally, I don't like the eyecup at all and I'm already looking around for something to replace it with. It's way too big for my eyesocket and it isn't rigid enough to provide a solid point of support during hand-held shooting. For someone else it might be fine, but I feel like I'm putting my size 10 foot into a size 13 shoe when I'm using it.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #6
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Hi Doug,

Just wondering what you think of the new Canon?

Did you mention that you own one?

And, I guess I have to ask--How does it compare to an EX1R?

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Old July 16th, 2010, 06:17 AM   #7
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Yes, I have had the XF305 since last week.

It's a very nice camera with an amazing picture for 1/3" sensors. There's some things I like about it better than my EX1R, and many things I definately don't like. I wish I could take the best elements from both cameras and build a hybrid of the two.

For now, I don't have the time to write a detailed review or pit the two cameras against each other. Maybe I'll do that later, but that kind of head-to-head comparison isn't important to me and I just don't have time right now to do it right. It wouldn't be fair to either camera to thow out a bunch of superficial comments or post some half-baked demo footage. If only there were more days in the week!

I will say one thing, though. You won't go wrong with either camera. They are both excellent and if you have strong feelings towards one or the other, I say buy it and start making money with it.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #8
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Thanks for the comments Doug!

That's too bad you can't do a proper review. You're input would be invaluable as always :) (And a side by side comparison with the EX1/R would've been great, as you own both cameras.)

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Old July 16th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #9
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Well this topic has strayed from the eyecup. :-)

There's an interest in these two cameras other than my own so I am going to start another thread for owners of both XF300/XF305 and EX1/EX1R to easily share likes/dislikes without the effort of quality shootouts....your opinions from your perspective in your market.

Likes/Dislikes from EX owners that now have an XF
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Old July 16th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #10
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Hi Les,

Sorry for the hijack! Just got excited that Doug has an XF305 camera :)

And thanks for starting that new thread, cause I'm also interested in a comparison.

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