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5D Mark II eyepiece
« on: September 21, 2012, 10:07:55 PM »
So I've been noticing lately that it's hard for me to see the entire frame when looking through the eyepiece. If I push my eye against it really hard I can see all the way but it's very uncomfortable like that. As a result of this, a lot of my shots end up with more head room than I'd like. Has anybody ever had this issue? With the smaller mirror on my 50D I don't have this issue. I wasn't sure if there was something I could do that might help this some. I don't wear glasses FYI.
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5D Mark II eyepiece
« on: September 21, 2012, 10:07:55 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 09:00:12 AM »
They have a fix!

The EP-EX15-II will reduce magnification, and provide a longer relief, and (help) keep your nose off the screen.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/547886-REG/Canon_3069B001_EP_EX15_II_Eyepiece_Extender.html

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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 11:51:56 AM »
They have a fix!

The EP-EX15-II will reduce magnification, and provide a longer relief, and (help) keep your nose off the screen.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/547886-REG/Canon_3069B001_EP_EX15_II_Eyepiece_Extender.html
Thanks. Does that make it harder to manual focus or not?
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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 06:13:03 PM »
I have not tried it.

Manual focus off screen image only... yes, I'd say, because the image is 30 percent smaller.

Manual focus with focus confirmation?  No, you still get the green dot.


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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 09:51:23 PM »
They have a fix!

The EP-EX15-II will reduce magnification, and provide a longer relief, and (help) keep your nose off the screen.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/547886-REG/Canon_3069B001_EP_EX15_II_Eyepiece_Extender.html

Thanks. Appreciate the info. I just finished a wedding tonight. I was much more concious out needing to make sure my eye was totally against the eyecup and it worked much better. If it means less focus accuracy then I'll probably not mess with it. Even though I use AF lenses, I still like being able to tell that what I'm focused on is actually in focus.
I bouught one three years back, it does not work, but manual focus is tougher.  Still, it was a solution to the eye relief issue.
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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 10:09:02 PM »
I leave mine on my 5D classic all the time now.  It does allow me to see the full image with my glasses on.

I gave up on manual focus a while back, but I'm pretty sure it would make it more difficult unless you have one of those large split-image screens installed.

And oddly enough, I do have one of those for sale in the "for sale" section if you want to search for it.  Oh wait, the for sale and WTB forums are currently not visible.  What's up with that?
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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 10:18:35 PM »
I leave mine on my 5D classic all the time now.  It does allow me to see the full image with my glasses on.

I gave up on manual focus a while back, but I'm pretty sure it would make it more difficult unless you have one of those large split-image screens installed.

And oddly enough, I do have one of those for sale in the "for sale" section if you want to search for it.  Oh wait, the for sale and WTB forums are currently not visible.  What's up with that?
Didn't even realize there was a for sale section on the site. I'll have to check that out sometime.
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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 10:18:35 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 12:01:35 AM »
They have a fix!

The EP-EX15-II will reduce magnification, and provide a longer relief, and (help) keep your nose off the screen.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/547886-REG/Canon_3069B001_EP_EX15_II_Eyepiece_Extender.html

Thanks, that looks pretty useful.  I do wear glasses, and I'm also constantly having to clean nose prints off my display so I can review my shots. :P  It is even cheap enough (at least by Canon's recent standards) to buy it and risk finding that I hate it.  But of course it is now showing out of stock on B&H... ::)

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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 01:02:55 AM »
I love using the eyepiece.  I've grown so accustomed to it that when I accidentally look through my camera if it's not on, It feels foreign to me.  Yes the view appears smaller at first but It keeps my nose of the screen and is more comfortable with my glasses on.
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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 03:57:43 AM »
Hi, I have the Canon EP-EX15 Eyepiece extender on my 5d2, it is the best thing I never leave home without out!
Everything works as normal except that its 30% smaller view, on a FF its not an issue. I have the same problem seeing the whole of the frame but this little devise solves the problem and you don't have to squash your face up against the lcd/eyepiece and no ugly nose oil stains on the lcd, its also cheap and I don't wear glasses! all good!!!
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Re: 5D Mark II eyepiece
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 03:57:43 AM »