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Canon XF Series HD Camcorders
Canon XF305, XF205 and XF105 (with SDI), Canon XF300, XF200 and XF100 (without SDI).


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Old March 23rd, 2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Evf caps have arrived-get yours now!

Canon has just received the XF series EVF caps. The cost is $2.95 each and shipping is $6.95. I would order a few directly from CANON PROFESSIONAL PARTS as they can get lost easy.

The part#: D54-016-000 Phone#1-866-510-1335

Here is what I did: There is a very small hole on the side of the Viewfinder Cap. I took a small elastic hair band and tied the band to the rear shoulder clip located above the output area. I placed a piece of velcro above the output area and a piece of velcro on the outside of the small cap. The cap now swings-off the EVF and I attach same to the velcro. This is a REAL easy piece to lose-real easy. So, now the EVF cap is attached to the body of the camera at all times.

Why the EVF CAP in the first place? Because, there is a DEFECT in the TOP layer of the EVF. Even a small amount of light COULD cause a yellow burn-in on the EVF surface. Canon must know this and has introduced these EVF caps which are really like PLUGS that are placed within the rubber eyecup.

Good luck.....hope you never have a problem like I did-even on a cloudy day and I was aware of the EVF problem from prior posts.
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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Does the burn in problem also apply to the XF100/105 series?
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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Could you possibly post a pic of the cap and how it fits the camera?

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Old March 23rd, 2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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I placed velcro and a small strap to the EVF plug as well as a bright RED DOT as this is very easy to lose. I placed a small velcro piece to the rear battery door so the EVF cap/plug is out of the way. I also used a small neck card holder and attached the female part to the cap.

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Old March 24th, 2011, 03:13 AM   #5
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Hi

Hard to believe: A camcorder sensitive to light! :-o


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Old August 1st, 2011, 09:13 AM   #6
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Re: Evf caps have arrived-get yours now!

CORRECTION: The part number FOR THE EVF CAP for the 300 and 305 is:
The part#: D54-0160-000
Phone#1-866-481-2569

I was also told they have no protector for the XF-100 so I ended up making my own until I hear otherwise.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 07:00 PM   #7
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My wife stitched up a small sock from dark material with elastic which fits snugly over the viewfinder for our XF100. A camera that can't go in the sun, amazing!
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Old August 1st, 2011, 09:03 PM   #8
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I use my kids old baby socks on my cameras. And Canon isn't the only brand with this issue. A friend toasted his Panny 170 evf to the cost of about $250. It was exposed for less than a minute to the AZ sun! I then found the thread about all Panny evfs being susceptible.
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