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Old March 8th, 2003, 04:09 PM   #1
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XL1s EVF - (Exploded View)

Can anyone advise where one might find an explode view of the XL1s EVF. Thanks, Willie

I found this letter in the archieves. Any other input?

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since no one replied with a way of carrying this procedure out I decided to get stuck in and give it a go

its easy when you know how, you only need a bright lamp, a soft white cloth to work on, a small watch makers screwdriver and cleaning agents

remove the two small screws from the outside of the focusing collar

seperate the end cap and slide it off

twist the focusing ring and the lens assembly pops out

using the end of a fine screwdriver lift off the 4 spring ends of the metal retaining ring

take out the protective plastic lens cover

prise back one side of the plastic tensioner and slip the screw driver point carefully under a side of the lens to raise it up past the clip. repeat for the other side

remember to make a note a which way round the lens and protective cover go back in

the second lens can be cleaned in situ

a metal ring is fitted to the ouside of the assembly. this can be removed to clean the outer housing by simply squeezing the two sides of the plastic centre tube together. it is flexible enough.

you can then line up the focus collar with the obvious runners
and lift it off

assembly is just doing everything in reverse order

with practice you'll be able to do this blind folded!!
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Old March 8th, 2003, 04:22 PM   #2
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I know of no such illustration. But I definitely do not recommend that anyone follow this disassembly procedure.
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Agree with Ken -- this is a fast way to void a warranty and ruin a camera.

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Old March 9th, 2003, 05:47 AM   #4
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The complete viewfinder is probably in the back of the service manual, can be bought from Canon (there is one in the XL1 manual). However, the post is for the eyepiece, which is shown in the manual as a complete assembly.
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