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 Post subject: Eyepiece Cover
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:03 pm 
Do any of you guys use the eyepiece cover that comes with the A200 when taking shots with the self timer?

The manual says to use it to avoid stray light getting in, but it just seems a bit of hassle to remove the eyecup, put the cover over etc each time when using the self timer?

Any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:24 pm 
Ohh! so thats what the weird black plastic thingie is. Sry but I haven't used it before.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:33 pm 
MJB88 wrote:
Ohh! so thats what the weird black plastic thingie is. Sry but I haven't used it before.


That answers my question then :) Exactly what i thought when I got it out the box.

Anyone else...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:36 pm 
Never really looked at it (; Just noticed it when unboxing, and read up in manual. Seems unuseable to me :P


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If it's the same as the one for A350, it doesn't fit unless you take off the rubber bit around the viewfinder and I'm too lazy to do that :p

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:39 pm 
So take it then that it hasn't affected your pictures not putting it on for self timer shots when your not looking through the view finder then?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:24 pm 
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On that note I can't answer directly, since if I'm doing timer shots on the A350, I'm in live view mode which has another shutter in place. They did still supply the cover in case you stay in VF mode though.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:26 am 
popo wrote:
On that note I can't answer directly, since if I'm doing timer shots on the A350, I'm in live view mode which has another shutter in place. They did still supply the cover in case you stay in VF mode though.


OK thanks, just tried it and can't be bothered to keep taking the eyecup of the camerea each time to frame a shot etc. Will be leaving it at home me thinks.


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I've probably tried it more than 30 times but I can't seem to get the rubber-part round the viewfinder of the camera, so the eyepiece cover hasn't been used. If I could, I would use it. But I can't, so...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:13 am 
I've use the timer many times and not put the cover on with no side effect at all.
Day night just about every time. Now I'm sure I will run into something down the road but as i see it, the cover it way to hard to mount on the camera so if I do get some light in the I will just move the camera to fix .

But I do not think that you will have to worry about it. I put the cover on the strap as it said to do but took it off after just a day. Got in the way of just about everything I did.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:24 pm 
Thanks guys, I'm not packing it for my hols. Looking forward to getting to try the camera on my hols now :)

Will post some pics in a couple of weeks, as long as they are not really bad! :shock:


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