Eyecup for K10


BigTed

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 09:36
Hi- I'm looking for one of these - the pear-shaped bowl-type. There is a supplier on Ebay, but it looks like a fiddly two part job (see link below). But is there an 'official' Pentax item, or alternative source?



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EYECUP-EYE-CUP-for-Pentax-K10D-K100D-K110D-IST-istd_W0QQitemZ300314050454QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photography_DigitalCamAccess_RL?hash=item45ec1cbf96&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1690|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50#ebayphotohosting

sanderscapes

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 09:48
Hi Ted i think i've got the exact same one.I only use it for macro work though.

iceblinker

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 11:31
BigTed wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EYECUP-EYE-CUP-for-Pentax-K10D-K100D-K110D-IST-istd_W0QQitemZ300314050454QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photography_DigitalCamAccess_RL?hash=item45ec1cbf96&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1690|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50#ebayphotohosting

Awful. I tried one. The two parts don't fit together properly, and the whole thing places your eye too far away from the viewfinder. The worst accessory I have ever bought for Pentax.
~Pete
Last Edited by iceblinker on 07/06/2009 - 11:54

polchraine

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 16:53
BigTed

Having links in full means that sometimes they fail - why not use the Link facility and display the link as:

Eyecup on e-bay
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

BigTed

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 18:36
Thanks All - I sort of had a sixth sense about the two part thing. Appreciated.

Also thanks for the tip on the links polchraine - I did wonder.
(Think IT Klutz.......... )

Any more thoughts though?

iceblinker

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 18:48
The two-part idea could be fine - if only they designed and made it properly!
~Pete

BigTed

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 18:57
Agreed - I have a Seagull Angle Finder - works on the same principle - and the tolerences are tolerable, but not brilliant.

Part of the issue is of course that SLRs were never designed for people with noses when the sun is in the 'the wrong place' - you need a decent cup or an angle finder to sut the light out to see what you are looking at...

johnriley

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 19:16
You can cup the whole camera/face interface with your hand.
Best regards, John

BigTed

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 19:37
Thanks John - that normally does it, but it can get complicated with a cable release in one hand and you are manually focussing with the other....

Super-glueing the d***** birds to the branch might be another option )

cedricd

Link Posted 07/06/2009 - 19:44
The only part i saved from the old ME Super. Works well on the K10.

Cedric
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