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08-18-2019, 07:52 PM   #1
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Where to find eyepiece/eyecup for film slr's...

TL;DR I have two film slr's, a Sears TLS 1000 MX (rebadge Mamiya MSX 1000) & Kalimar K-90 that I would like to get a eyepiece/eyecup for each to help see the viewfinder a bit better (especially when its really bright outside), but dont know where exactly to look start looking at.

The removable eyepiece from my Sears TLS (different camera, rebadged Ricoh Singlex TLS) has the hotshoe attached to it (it's similiar to Pentax's Spotmatic clipon eyepiece/hotshoe), so it slides almost all the way on on both 1000 MX & K-90 but not all the way because of the hotshoe.

I found this on on B&H, though its for Nikon's FM10 (Nisha NEP5 Eye Piece NEP5 B&H Photo Video) that looks like it'll fit, but wanted to see if anybody here know's where I could find something similiar cheaper on evilbay.

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QuoteOriginally posted by disconnekt Quote
dont know where exactly to look start looking at.
not sure myself but ebay would prolly be a good start

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that looks like it'll fit
looks like and does is gonna be tough.....have acquire several different bodies as of late....some eye pieces have been interchangeable and not even close on other bodies......would like a couple eye cups myself for these bodies eventually

an eyepiece I have for a yashica tl-super fits a vivtar v3800n, K-90 (this is the C/Y mount not K) but is not wide enough for SP1000, ES, sears KSX, SR auto/tls

so you maybe looking for 2 different sizes
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Ebay, you can buy them by the 10 pack.
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not sure myself but ebay would prolly be a good start



looks like and does is gonna be tough.....have acquire several different bodies as of late....some eye pieces have been interchangeable and not even close on other bodies......would like a couple eye cups myself for these bodies eventually

an eyepiece I have for a yashica tl-super fits a vivtar v3800n, K-90 (this is the C/Y mount not K) but is not wide enough for SP1000, ES, sears KSX, SR auto/tls

so you maybe looking for 2 different sizes
yeah, was planning on trying ebay since I could just go "fork it" & get a generic 2 pack to try for ~$11 bucks.

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Found this guy that sells eyecups: Two Eye Cup Cups for Pentax K3 K-3 & K5 K-5 Digital Eyecup NEW 110843671180 | eBay

I sent him an email to see what the inner length of it the eyecup is since the 1000MX & K-90 viewfinders are the same length of 18mm, whereas the TLS (the Ricoh rebadge) is slightly bigger at 20mm.

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excellent!
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The original all-rubber Canon brand A-series (e.g. AE-1 etc.) SLR rubber eyecup
adequately fits many cameras of all brands, provided there is a flange around the eyepiece.
These are not difficult to find on eBay.

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The original all-rubber Canon brand A-series (e.g. AE-1 etc.) SLR rubber eyecup
adequately fits many cameras of all brands, provided there is a flange around the eyepiece.
These are not difficult to find on eBay.

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Would these ones with the metal peice in the back be a good option to get?:
TWO Eye Cups 4 CANON Eyecup cups A-1 AE-1 AE1 Program New 110843671067 | eBay

There is this style one (Three Eye Cup for CANON Eyecup cups A-1 AE-1 AE1 Program New 782971282318 | eBay), which are just "all rubber" types, but truthfully I'd perfer the other style with the metal piecd on the back

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I was happily surprised that the Canon brand all-rubber design fits well-enough models from various manufacturers.

Not sure about the others. Regarding fit though a metal frame would obviously make them less flexible (no pun intended).

Chris

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IIRC....get one that fits a Ricoh SLR camera and it should fit all the Pentax SLR's
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