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calrec Feb 25, 2006 8:23 AM

Anyone have the ruibber eyepiece replaced? How much did it cost & How long did it take to have it done at Konica Minolta, New Jersey?

DorkUnderwater Feb 25, 2006 11:46 PM

whats the D7i ???

calrec Feb 26, 2006 5:30 AM

Minolta Dimage D7i

amazingthailand Feb 26, 2006 9:35 AM

Dork: As this is the Konica-Minolta forum, it is reasonable to assume that the D7i is a Konica-Minolta model. Just do a quick search and you would find out.

Calrec: I have a D7i and eventually the rubber eyepiece became damaged. In my case, one side got ripped and was dangling. I used rubber cement to glue it back in place. If yours is not too badly off, you could try the rubber cement too.

calrec Feb 26, 2006 2:12 PM

Reason I'm asking is mine is completely gone. I heard Minolta has an improved replacement that has to be installed at the New Jersey repair facilityl. I've asked a Minolta authorized repair dealer near Indianapolis and he said he couldn't/wouldn't do it.

Trying to locate someone who had the new eye piece installed how much is cost etc.

slipe Feb 26, 2006 4:49 PM

My parrot chewed up my eyepiece the first week I had my D7i. I got the round eyepiece from Orion and it fit perfectly. I liked it so much I adapted one to my more recent Panasonic.

calrec Feb 26, 2006 6:28 PM

Slipe, how did you secure it?

slipe Feb 26, 2006 6:54 PM

calrec wrote:

Slipe, how did you secure it?
I didn't have to secure it. It was a perfect fit for the D7i. You stretch the rubber around the existing eyepiece.

I had to cut it and use a little glue for the FZ10 though.

calrec Feb 26, 2006 7:15 PM

Seems cheap enough - since my rubber eyepiece is completely gone (lost) maybe I can adapt it to the remaining EVF housing.

slipe Feb 26, 2006 7:23 PM

You might need a little glue - mine wasn't completely gone.

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