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Would love a nice Comfy EYE CUP for my Nikon R10 or Canon 1014 XL-S


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#1 Matt Stevens

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

How I hate the old rubber eyecups on those super8's. i'd love love LOVE to find myself a nice padded eyecup, but where? I have Googled this to death with no answers.

Something thick and soft and comfortable!

Any options?
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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

I'm afraid there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to eyecups.
Using a padded eyecup, usually increases the distance between the eye and the eyepiece.
It might then be difficult to see the whole frame in the field of view that's obtained.
The optics of the eyepiece (or ocular) must have sufficient eye relief and provide a reasonably wide field.
This is not usually the case with super8 designs and has to be tested for each different camera model.

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#3 Matt Stevens

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

Well that's not what I wanted to hear :P
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#4 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

I can check through my stuff next week and see if I have anything that fits.

JL

Edited by Jean-Louis Seguin, 29 December 2012 - 11:37 PM.

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#5 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

I have both of the cameras you mentioned and the original eyecups are fine for me but I know that's a matter of personal taste.
I couldn't even take off the Nikon one. I didn't want to force anything.
The one on the 1014XL-S being round does let in some light from the side. I tried a few different ones I had lying around. One from a Beaulieu which was oval shaped seems to work well but none of these are what you would call padded.
Why not try an eye cushion from Blue-Star. There's about a dozen different sizes. http://www.bluestarproducts.ca/
Maybe that will solve your problem.

Cheers,
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#6 Will Montgomery

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

You might be thinking of a chamois padded rubber eyecup cover. There's a company (or person) in the UK that makes them by hand. I ordered like 10 of them for $50 I think a couple years ago. They cover standard Arri eyecups so they might be too big for Super 8 but I'll try to find some info on them.
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#7 Will Montgomery

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

Ha! Here you go...

http://www.theblacka...-chamois-guide/
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#8 Matt Stevens

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Will, that's exactly what I mean. Thanks!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Ha! Here you go...

http://www.theblacka...-chamois-guide/


Unbelievable :-)
Nice link, thank you !
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#10 Will Montgomery

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

That wasn't the place I ordered from in the UK but these are prettier. :)
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

You might be thinking of a chamois padded rubber eyecup cover. There's a company (or person) in the UK that makes them by hand. I ordered like 10 of them for $50 I think a couple years ago. They cover standard Arri eyecups so they might be too big for Super 8 but I'll try to find some info on them.



The trouble is of course most S8 cameras are from before the High-Eyepoint viewfinder era. So you must go close. Also the diameters and eyecup-sizes are small such that finding fitting aftermarket things can be a challenge.

The smalles round one still has a hole of over 40mm.
Likely only the very large Nizo asymtric eyecup could be fitted with the small oval type but it is still not snugly.

You will need to brew your own. :)
Or find a way adapting one using a backsupport made from a rubber sheet or something.

Good luck.

Edited by Andries Molenaar, 06 February 2013 - 05:10 PM.

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#12 Bengt Freden

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:26 AM

Hi Matt, 

I use the light gray oval rubber BOLEX eyecups. They fit my Beaulieu 4008 and 5008 cameras perfectly. There's a guy from Israel that occasionally sells them on eBay for about $20. On top of that, I often have a small oval Chamois eye cushion, that I got from the UK in a bundle of 10 (eBay). And here is one oval rubber eyecup on eBay for larger cameras, such as ARRI, Canon Scoopic, Aaton, etc:  http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1438.l2649

 

The BlueStar eyecushions (made in Toronto, Canada) are great for larger eyecups. They are the industry standard for ARRIs, REDs, Aatons, etc. They are made in Microfiber, Fleece and Chamois (which is a supersoft kind of thin leather, the kind you wax your car with). The Microfiber eye cushions are very nice and durable. Have a look at their PDF size chart here: http://www.bluestarp...eyecushions.php

Best regards, 
Bengt in Stockholm  :rolleyes: 


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