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Old February 9th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #16
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Same problem in the Netherlands here.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #17
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In the U.S. it's only sold by Sony's parts departments, so you might try finding a Sony service place and see if they can order it for you at a reasonable shipping price.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #18
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I've been meaning to find out what type of glue is best to use rubber on rubber as the sony cup will tend to slide back with repeated use.
I picked up some LOCTITE Super Glue Gel in a Blue tube with red and white lettering. Works like a champ, but you gotta work quick with it. What I did was put the Sony cup in place, then "peeled" it back towards the front of the camera and applied the glue all the way around leaving about a 1/16" or a little more from the edges so it wouldn't push out when I rolled the Sony cup back in place.

It works.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:36 AM   #19
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I would love to purchase one of these sony eye cups but I cant seem to find any retailers in the UK that will supply one....not even Sony. By the time I pay $30 and the shipping and import tax to get one sent from the US to UK it becomes an expensive add on. Any one know a retailer in the UK especially Scotland that stock or can order the Sony eye cups or anything equivelent to fit a A1.
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I asked the UK dvinfo sponsor about this last year, via e-mail, but had no reply. However, Creative Video (aka CVP) in Studley near Redditch said they could get them. Since it's a Sony spare part, only available from Sony authorised dealers, it's very expensive and everyone will quote you exactly the same price - around 50 IIRC (i.e. $100!). I haven't bothered to get one yet.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #20
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Got mine from http://www.cke.co.uk/ and it was around 47 (from Sony). It is well worth the money!!!!

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Old February 12th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #21
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i gotta admit, i had a sony before the canon and the first thing i missed was that eye cup, and i'm not just saying that, it's the truth. secondly i preferred sony's barn door lens hood as opposed to a regular lens cap but that should be reserved for another thread.

besides that site mentioned above, in the UK, are there any sites in the US or Canada? thanks
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Old February 12th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #22
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http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...ony+eye+cup+a1
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Old February 14th, 2008, 09:38 AM   #23
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thanks bill, but none of those sites in that thread ship to canada, i'm still left hanging.. might have to hit up a sony store, ughh..


actually one of those sites ships to canada, for 58$ shipping!!!!!

Last edited by Bryan Wilkat; February 14th, 2008 at 09:40 AM. Reason: one of the sites ships to canada, but unreasonably high shipping..
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Old February 14th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #24
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How about these guys:

http://www.nexttronics.com/catalog/sony/2/217941401.htm
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Old February 14th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #25
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thanks bill, still kinda pricey shipping. i ended up finding one for 40$ at a local camera shop, such an improvement!
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