VF-2 Eyecup alternatives.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by atmo, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. atmo

    atmo Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Jan 11, 2013
    Ireland.
    As described here, Olympus sells an add-on conical rubber eyepiece for the VF2 external EVF.

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    It sells for $15 on B&H. Pretty steep for a ring of rubber!

    But wait, it gets better. Here in Europe it sells for something closer to $40!

    This is clearly ludicrous, but much like the pricing of the BCL15 body-cap lens, it's somehow standard behaviour for Olympus products.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for some DIY options instead? I don't know much about working with rubber but it isn't a very complex piece... I'm thinking something with Sugru perhaps.
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    To do better with a DIY piece you would have to make it nicer than the stock rubber that comes with it. Is $15 really that much? I didn't think you could buy anything for that much anymore.
     
  3. atmo

    atmo Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Jan 11, 2013
    Ireland.
    Did you miss the part where I said it costs $40 in Europe?
     
  4. atmo

    atmo Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Jan 11, 2013
    Ireland.
    j3Hu3aW.

    €2 worth of Sugru later, a custom-shaped eyepiece cover, fashioned into an eye drop shape by my girlfriend.

    Will be redoing it in black tomorrow.