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12-23-2019, 08:52 PM - 1 Like   #46
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As long as I remember to bring the gaffer tape.....
I solved that problem by cutting several strips of gaffers tape and sticking them to my tripod. That way they're handy when I need a viewfinder cover.

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I just use a piece of thin cardboard and put in under the rubber. Very useful!
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Just a simple black cloth to drape over the pentaprism and finder is sufficient
And both are low cost and easy to replace. The hat works well also, and keeps your head warm, shades it from the sun and can also be used as a lens shade!
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But every one I've had is broken. The pressure tabs that hold it in place break too easily. It's best to just use something else and save the one's that come with a new camera.
I've never found this to be a problem. Perhaps I don't used the cover as often as you do but I've been using the same cover for 10 years plus.
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I solved that problem by cutting several strips of gaffers tape and sticking them to my tripod. That way they're handy when I need a viewfinder cover.
Clever - I'll try that next time.

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Andoer eye piece

I use the Andoer eye piece on my kp. It comes with cap which can be put over the mount. They arn't expensive. I got mine from amazon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
I've never found this to be a problem. Perhaps I don't used the cover as often as you do but I've been using the same cover for 10 years plus.
Maybe it's because it has a looser fit. Could you elaborate? What camera, or multiple, what model of a cover? Do you also use Pentax straps with pockets (which I love on my small format Pentaxes)?

Just received three non working bodies to tinker with. Two came with viewfinder covers, one inside one of the aforementioned straps. They were both broken.
They seem to be made of a hard plastic, perhaps PP or PC. Well, even PS could be the case with all its brittleness. Perhaps changing it to ABS could stand a chance or PU, which being flexible means it just elasticly deforms.

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Maybe it's because it has a looser fit. Could you elaborate? What camera, or multiple, what model of a cover? Do you also use Pentax straps with pockets (which I love on my small format Pentaxes)?
It's the model "M" cover. I bought it used. Mainly it is used with my K10D, rarely on my Program Plus, almost never on my K1000. I store it in one of the pockets in my camera bag when not in use.
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But every one I've had is broken. The pressure tabs that hold it in place break too easily. It's best to just use something else and save the one's that come with a new camera.
Booo!

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Some cameras used to come with a viewfinder blind that was built in. Perhaps it's an idea whose time has come again.
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I enjoy long exposure photography. And as I stated in another thread, I know that Pentax cameras are delivered with a sliding part to block light from entering the viewfinder during long exposures (in order to avoid light leaks).

The sliding tracks on the camera's viewfinder is also used to accommodate the Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup. So the sliding tracks shouldn't be removed.

The sliding part in use:
1: Slide off the eyecup.
2: Slide on the sliding part.
3: Take the picture.
4: Slide off the sliding part.
5: Slide on the eyecup.

I never use the sliding part. Instead I use black gorilla tape to cover the viewfinder during long exposures. Put the gaffer tape over the viewfinder, take the picture, remove gaffer tape.

I would propose a button to electronically block lights from entering the viewfinder during long exposure. One push of the button - its on. Another push of the button and its off.
There is precedent for this idea. K2DMD has built-in mechanical viewfinder blinds.

IMO Gaffer Tape is the best solution currently. I have trouble getting the viewfinder eyepiece back on the frame. I never have gotten it back on my K10D.
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