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    Loose DF Eye Piece - fix!

    Some stupid things really can drive you nuts with your camera system. For me one of the longest running and simple issues has been with the loose fit of the rubber eye piece on the Phase One DF body. Mine has been loose for a long time and I've resorted to taping it on with gaffer tape otherwise it pops off whenever I put the camera in & out of the bag.

    Anyway, I purchased a replacement eyepiece from CI's web site on the basis that it's only a matter of time before I lose mine. Today I was surprised to find that the design has obviously changed and that Mamiya/Phase One added a small lock pin to the part to make sure that it can no longer simply pop off with the slightest knock. I don't know when this change happened and maybe I have a very early DF body (early '10) but it's definitely different. Dumb stuff but what a difference!

    So, if you've got a loose eyepiece, think about picking up a replacement from CI who appear to have the most recent part. It is such a delight not having to futz with that thing any more!
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    Damn I am on this like white on rice. What a nightmare this has been.
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    Re: Loose DF Eye Piece - fix!

    Qty Item Price
    1 (211-723) Diopter [Farsighted]
    $38.00
    1 (70281) DF Eyepiece
    $99.00
    1 (804-710) Wireless Remote Control
    $49.00

    Done
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    Re: Loose DF Eye Piece - fix!

    Yes, this was improved at some point (several months after launch as I recall) as a response to user feedback that the eyepiece would come off either as the camera was packed in the bag or as it was hanging over their shoulder on a tripod.

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    Make sure I am in on it Doug I just sent a note to the folks in Atlanta. I'm on a gig till late today
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    Re: Loose DF Eye Piece - fix!

    I complained about the Hasselblad eye cup awhile back. The fix is plastic black electrical cord strap. A little ghetto-Rube Goldberg, but it works.

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    No more electrical tape!, which has been my fix from day one. Does anyone know if the part reto fits to all DF bodies? Mine dates back to when they were first anno'd so I guess almost 2 years old now.

    Now if they would just put the push button lock back on the mode dial so it won't constantly move as you put the camera back in your bag.

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    Re: Loose DF Eye Piece - fix!

    The retaining spring loaded nipple locks under the diopter lens and there's a recessed 'groove' beneath both the original eye piece I had and the new one. My camera is from early 2010 so I would expect it to be the same vintage as yours. The diopter lens hasn't changed as far as I'm aware. I'm sure Doug can confirm anyway but I'm sure it's the exact same part and will fit.

    I agree about the control lock too btw, although I'd suspect that there must be plenty of others who prefer the lack of the interlock. I also have to double check that the dial hasn't moved to either one of the custom settings or worse, something in between. We're kind of stuck with that 'improvement'.
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    Re: Loose DF Eye Piece - fix!

    Yes, it fits all DF bodies ever shipped.

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    Re: Loose DF Eye Piece - fix!

    I have a farsighted diopter and eye cup on its way and will report as well.
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    Re: Loose DF Eye Piece - fix!

    I lost my eye piece rubber of H4D somewhere when i was shooting outdoor, i don't know where i can find one to order.
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