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Evan Donn December 18th, 2006 12:48 AM

Anyone tried the Hoodman Hoodfinder? $22.95 at B&H:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...&sku=800492389

Seems like it might be a nice option for less than the Sony eyecup, but I've never used it personally. Anyone have any experience with it?

Jay Fisk December 29th, 2006 03:31 PM

Sony Eyepiece + Reasonable Shipping
 
The link mentioned in msg 11 defaults to an incredible $38+$38 for shipping at least to Alaska. Found another supplier that ships for $6.95 that has it in stock:

http://store.nexttronics.com/217941401.html

fast forward two hours: Just got a shipping confirmation. Life is good.

Bill Pryor December 29th, 2006 04:22 PM

I just ordered the Sony eyecup today from that Sony parts site. With shipping and tax it came to about 48 bucks. I've shot several interviews with the standard eyecup and managed to get by. Today I did my first exterior shooting, and the first thing I did after upacking the car was to order the eyecup. If you don't wear glasses you probably can live with the standard crappy one, but the Sony is worth the money, I think.

Byron Huskey December 29th, 2006 05:17 PM

What a great tidbit of information. I myself was concerned about the eyecup when considering the A1, but now I know a good alternative. Thanks!

Bill Pryor December 29th, 2006 05:22 PM

Several people on here have bought the Sony eyecup, and it seems to fit perfectly. As mentioned, there are other alternatives, too, including iCup, and B&H and others sell those little chamois covers used on film cameras a lot.

Lou Bruno December 29th, 2006 08:01 PM

Got mine direct from Sony... Glad I did!

Anthony Leong December 29th, 2006 08:53 PM

I think I will order the Sony eyecup soon.

Andrew Ott December 29th, 2006 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wade Hanchey
Just look at it as a $4038 A1. But yes, I would shy away from telling someone how much I paid for a piece of rubber. They might think I'm crazy. Then again, I shy away from telling anyone how much I paid for the camera too.


Same here. I found out that my uncle shoots wedding videos. He's mainly a stil photographer guy but I found out he shoots wedding videos on the side. I asked him what camcorder he uses. "The uh... GL1. What kind of camera was it that you just got?" "Just a little camcorder I don't know much about it..."

Lou Bruno December 30th, 2006 02:13 PM

Not to beat this topic to death, but the only eyepiece that does the job was the SONY eyecup. It fits properly and prevents light from entering the sides.
Yes, it is 38 US dollars but well worth the increase in focus and viewing capability.

LOU " LOVE MY CANON A1" BRUNO

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bill Pryor
Several people on here have bought the Sony eyecup, and it seems to fit perfectly. As mentioned, there are other alternatives, too, including iCup, and B&H and others sell those little chamois covers used on film cameras a lot.


Anthony Leong December 30th, 2006 03:01 PM

Just placed an order for the Z1 eyecup and the total was $54.09.

Bill Pryor January 6th, 2007 12:20 PM

I just got mine in the mail last night. Put it on today and it's a perfect fit. The price from the Sony parts site was 38 bucks. Shipping, handling and tax got it up to about 48. Pricey for a little piece of rubber, but it's an indispensable piece. Stores like Zotz, Tapeworks Texas, etc., ought to sell a package deal with that eyecup and the XH A1 so you could order it with the camera. I thought at first I could live with the standard eyecup, but a week ago after shooting exteriors all afternoon, I came home and ordered it immediately.

Jay Fisk January 6th, 2007 03:10 PM

Still awaiting mine. It really should be available as an option. Does it interfere in any way with the diopter adjustment?

Wade Hanchey January 6th, 2007 05:35 PM

No. The diopter adj is still accessable.

Duane Burleson January 12th, 2007 01:15 AM

here is another option
http://www.i-cuff.com/buy.html

Duane

Michael Wisniewski January 13th, 2007 12:18 AM

Thanks for the tip guys & gals, the Sony Eye Cup is totally worth it. It's like it was custom made for the XH A1. To quote Bill Pryor - "you really, really want the eye cup ..." especially if you've got the XH A1 up on a shoulder mount, and even if you don't.


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