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10-14-2019, 01:02 PM - 1 Like   #16
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Fair enough, I know it is a thing it's just that there will be users who never need it.
And should they ever need it they'll be glad it's there - rather wondering what they did with the cover and in the heat of the moment not being clever enough to think of an improvised alternative.

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Yes, I have one of those OVF eye caps in my bag. Have never used it. Gaffers tape or a cleaning towel.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kevin B123 Quote
to placate a marginal use case.
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there will be users who never need it
Those users who always shoot hand-held and/or always use live view when on tripod? I get your point, but considering the number of marginal use cases supported by my K-3 and at least 2X more on your K-1ii, the case for a better viewfinder blind solution may be somewhat less marginal than supporting cross-process custom image, for example.


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The OVF of my K-1 mk2 has been taped shut since I bought it in April 2018. The problems are rather massive when one does not blind the irritating little peeping hole.

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Fair enough, I know it is a thing it's just that there will be users who never need it.
There will always be features that some people never use.
10-15-2019, 12:13 AM   #21
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There will always be features that some people never use.
When a piece of cardboard performs the same function it is hard to justify adding the feature to a camera. My K-50 didn't even come with a plastic cover so I had to improvise.

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When a piece of cardboard performs the same function it is hard to justify adding the feature to a camera. My K-50 didn't even come with a plastic cover so I had to improvise.
I disagree.

That can be said about other camera features as well.

When photographers actually use gaffer tape or cardboard, it clearly shows that this is a missing feature for some of us.
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I disagree.



That can be said about other camera features as well.

Which other features where you thinking of?



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Which other features where you thinking of?
I have never use handheld pixel shift or astrotracer. But I understand and accept it is useful for other users.

A built in curtain to block the viewfinder would be useful for me.
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I have never use handheld pixel shift or astrotracer. But I understand and accept it is useful for other users.



A built in curtain to block the viewfinder would be useful for me.
You can't achieve pixel shift or astrotracer with a piece of cardboard though.

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You can't achieve pixel shift or astrotracer with a piece of cardboard though.
You can always try, but I can't vouch for the outcome...
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It would be a great feature to add, but the black cloth works fine for me, to be honest.
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All kinds of tapes (if not permanent), plastic pieces and boards are always missing in action and cause serious headache. So, ovf blinder please and quick!

3D-printed blinder which fits current ovf rails? I think I will make one and share the model.
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There was a time when lots of old, but unused Pentax straps were frequently offered on eBay.
The ones with 2 compartments, for the viewfinder cover and the flash shoe cover.

I bought these for all my many Pentax cameras.
I also think these straps were the best Pentax ever sold, not only for the compartments.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RKKS08 Quote
There was a time when lots of old, but unused Pentax straps were frequently offered on eBay.
The ones with 2 compartments, for the viewfinder cover and the flash shoe cover.

I bought these for all my many Pentax cameras.
I also think these straps were the best Pentax ever sold, not only for the compartments.
I use those too on my cameras. They even stand the test of time a lot better. Some even come with an eyepiece blind in one of the pockets.
If new cameras came with a wider strap and these pockets, you could even store an extra SD card inside a protective case.
Now, if the next generation comes with a hybrid viewfinder (optical/electronic) that would kill two birds with one stone.

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