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New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover

New eye piece cover also helps prevent hot-show cover getting lost

Olympus has developed a new eye piece cover, the EPC-1. It is attached to the camera strap and is used to cover the eye piece when the camera takes pictures in auto-exposure mode un-attended. Ambient light entering the eye-piece can cause incorrect exposure. This is isnít a problem when your face is up to the back of the camera, shading the eye piece.

By attaching it to the camera strap, unlike the current EP-4 cover, itís less likely to get lost. Even better, it can store the hot-shoe cover when a flash unit is attached to the camera.

By attaching the EPC-1 to the left side of the strap, itís away from the shutter release button so accidental exposures are avoided. The EPC-1 will be bundled with the new E-30 DSLR and with future E-System cameras that donít have a built in eye piece shutter, like the E-3, for example.

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New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover

Four Thirds User editorial team New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
Olympus has developed a new on-strap eye-piece cover that also stores the flash hot shoe cover when ... (more)

hschnee Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
That's a neat little device! Just one question: when you use the eye piece cover, how do you keep fr... (more)

Pete Riley Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
Too late:\... (more)

Xeph Grand Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
Correct me if Im wrong (as I still dont own an E3, sob!), but isnt there a little lever next to the ... (more)

fluffy Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
Like the the one on the E-330? :) Steve... (more)

Bear Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
You are indeed correct - there is something that the camera calls the eyepiece shutter !... (more)

Kevin Knops Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
Okay, this answer is very late I see, But I have a problem with it. I found out about it when I ... (more)

throt Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
it's a bit stupid development - looking @the pic i'd say you have to remove the eyepiece and replace... (more)

Ned Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
Yes Kevin, you will have to remove the eyecup to fit the eyepiece cover on. @ Xeph Grand: Correct, ... (more)

AdrianF Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
So do you need to remove the rubber eyepiece in order to use this? I use my E410 for time lapse and ... (more)

Kevin Knops Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
Okay, So you have to remove the Eyecup. Im not going to do that, because I don't want it to be s... (more)

John Perriment Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
Hi Kevin, The theory is that if you do not have your eye pressed against the eyecup, such as w... (more)

Ross Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
If the camera doesn't have its own OVF shutter built in, then a cover that clipped over the eyecup w... (more)

Kevin Knops Re: New Olympus E-System Eye Piece Cover
Now I changed my compact to dslr, it's for the first I can watch through the eyecup. I like that ... (more)