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Jun 13, 2012 16:09 |  #646

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So whats the Acc? The 70-200 wrist band, the AC3 zone control the taped hood? LOL that would be a cool one. You got like 3-4 cool acc going on in this pick. ;)

I think by the title of the picture it is the 70-200 f/2.8L IS III

I dont think any of us have that one yet!


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Jun 14, 2012 11:57 |  #647

Csae wrote in post #14571831 (external link)
potentially the stupidest thing ive ever heard on POTN yet.

Potentially.
Sirrith wrote in post #14571953 (external link)
Why?

yes, please explain why.

From my observation (because I have both the protector and the extender to compare between the two), the piece a person would be left with after cutting it off and sanding the edge smooth, is basically the same thing they'd have if they bought a regular eye extender (minus the glass multiplier that some extenders have, and it's not as thick overall). You can find these screen protectors for around $10 on eBay. My eye extender was more than that.

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I was just giving a possible solution to montroyal's problem of finding an extender for his body.


Anyway, on my old 450D/XSi I bought one of those screen protectors that attaches to the viewfinder mount. I still added an eye extender on top of that, because I was still touching the screen protector with my cheek/nose (and I hate cleaning it). With the protector and extender in place, the extender's glass magnification made it kinda hard to see all the info inside the viewfinder, so I ended up removing the internal glass from the extender, and using it as a basic spacer. With both in place it gave me just enough room to keep me from touching the screen. To add some comfort, I replaced the stock rubber eye piece with a round rubber eye cup from an old Canon film body I had. I am now able to perfectly see all the info inside the viewer quite easily (I couldn't do so before removing the glass in the extender)... and the overall depth/space made it much easier for me to use the camera without touching the screen.

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I have since sold the 450D/XSi to a friend and I bought a 550D/T2i. I was thinking about doing the same thing on this one, but I got a spare 550D glass protector for free from a friend. The glass protector is thinner than the screen protector I had on the XSi and it just sticks to the stock Canon screen with some adhesive.... so I might do the above modification to my old protector that I kept when I sold the XSi. If the thinner glass allows me to use just the extender without the need to cut/modified the old protector, I'll just use the extender. If I feel that the space is not enough with just the extender in place, I will cut that protector off and add it on.


One word of caution for those of you that might do this mod.... the sensor that turns off the screen when you put your eye to the viewfinder.... well, it won't work properly, because the rubber eye cup obscures the sensor from detecting your face (but it still works fine when used with the stock Canon eye piece). For me it wasn't a big deal, because I don't mind having the screen on all the time. With my new grip and two batteries I don't see that much of battery drain when left on.

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Jun 17, 2012 16:05 |  #648

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Jul 13, 2012 18:44 |  #649

I found an excellent extender, after market, for the two cameras where there's a need to get your nose off the LCD screen. It's about time someone did this.

This one is available on Amazon (external link) and on eBay for about the same price of $15, which is very good compared to the OEM piece...if it existed. The advantage of the Amazon piece is that it comes with a microfiber cloth for use anywhere.

This one comes in two pieces, which in the picture are assembled. The outer piece is almost identical to the OEM Canon eyepiece. The inner one, next to the camera body, contains the lenses that will distort and reduce your view. Combined, the two pieces are about 1 mm thicker than the Canon EP EX II and eyepiece combination which I have on my 5D2.

I found the best way to use it is to slip the two pieces apart, and remove the two Philips screws that hold a shim which then holds in the lenses. Pop out the lenses, throw them out, and reassemble with the screws and re-slide the pieces together. You can easily still see all four corners of the screen without any size reduction or distortion.

I put two small pieces of gaffer tape between the two pieces of the extender, and on the back of the extender piece which touches the body. That really stops the movement of both on one another, and makes a really firm extender, that can still be removed from the body if you want. Use gaffer's tape, not duct tape. The latter has glue that will stick to whatever it's on when the tape is removed.

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Jul 13, 2012 21:31 as a reply to  @ tvphotog's post |  #650

Just what I have been looking to get for my 7D.
Thanks for posting.


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Jul 13, 2012 23:23 |  #651

tvphotog wrote in post #14713185 (external link)
I found an excellent extender

Jay I have the Canon original extender and I have also taken out the lenses. I do find that I feel I lose a very slight field of view though.


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Jul 14, 2012 03:34 |  #652

Jay, how have you attached the hand strap to the L bracket? I am trying to find something to allow me to use a hand strap without a grip but allowing me to keep the QR plate attached to the base of the body. I know there are the hand grips that screw straight into the body and then the QR plate can screw onto the strap connector but they are a bit bulky and cheap plastic looking. I had previously looked at Opteka utility loops after seeing them on this thread but still unsure.

You seem to have done what im trying to do in that pic, could you show another pic of the bottom ?

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Jul 14, 2012 05:06 |  #653

I think I have about eight of these things including three that were unused parts of MacBook Pro chargers. Handy when travelling with I-don't-know-how-many chargers for numerous batteries for various cameras etc. Saves on cables big time.

When travelling, I tend to go with a couple of mains power distribution strips of my domestic sockets and a screwdriver and then I buy 2 local-style plugs on arrival. Works for me.

I also have a set of ebay chargers which will run off the car 12v battery which work just fine. Well so far so good with those. (My Volvo has a cigarette lighter socket at the very back which is 'always on'.)

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Jul 14, 2012 06:59 |  #654

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Jay, how have you attached the hand strap to the L bracket? I am trying to find something to allow me to use a hand strap without a grip but allowing me to keep the QR plate attached to the base of the body. I know there are the hand grips that screw straight into the body and then the QR plate can screw onto the strap connector but they are a bit bulky and cheap plastic looking. I had previously looked at Opteka utility loops after seeing them on this thread but still unsure.

You seem to have done what im trying to do in that pic, could you show another pic of the bottom ?

Eddie

Most L brackets have that feature built in. If you look at RRS, Markins, and Kirk camera plates, most of them have at least one slot for a strap. Camdapter (external link) has a bunch of different options you might want to check out.


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Jul 14, 2012 07:27 |  #655

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Most L brackets have that feature built in. If you look at RRS, Markins, and Kirk camera plates, most of them have at least one slot for a strap. Camdapter (external link) has a bunch of different options you might want to check out.

Ahh OK. Ill have another look at L brackets. Mines is just a standard qr plate. I looked at a pic of the RRS L bracket online and couldn't see where the strap would connect. I also looked at camdapters but was hoping for a cheaper solution (although camdapters are cheaper than L brackets )


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Jul 15, 2012 01:31 |  #656

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Ahh OK. Ill have another look at L brackets. Mines is just a standard qr plate. I looked at a pic of the RRS L bracket online and couldn't see where the strap would connect. I also looked at camdapters but was hoping for a cheaper solution (although camdapters are cheaper than L brackets )

Take a look at this pic (external link) of the RRS L bracket for the 5Dm2. If you look at the left, there's a spot where you can attach your hand strap.


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Jul 15, 2012 15:50 |  #657

Eddie,

Yes, as above stated, the handsrap goes through a slot on the left side of the L bracket. I know there are some standard plates from Markins below, for example, that have a slot for a hand strap, so you don't necessarily need an L bracket. I think RRS's plates have a slot as well.

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Jul 16, 2012 05:00 |  #658

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Jul 16, 2012 10:31 |  #659

Thanks guys, managed to pick up a standard QR plate with the loop attachment on the side similar to the one above. Also ordered the canon E1 strap so will post a pic when the bits arrive.


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Aug 04, 2012 14:54 as a reply to  @ Eddie's post |  #660

Jacket for field use

The Woolrich Elite tactical jacket. (external link) Eight pockets, the front four with Velcro. The other four are internal, with velcro tabs. The upper two have zip pockets behind the Velcro ones, and a pen slot on the upper left sleeve. Heavy twill. Sleeves can roll up.

Comes with a 3/4 zipper, I had my wife sew in a full front zip. The two lower front pockets can hold a 24-105L lens and still allow the Velcro to close.

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