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Old Mar 25, 2005, 9:50 AM   #1
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I have a Dimage 7hi. The rubber eyepiece gasket thingy is broken.

Where can I get another? I know that this must be a fairly common problem, because I have a friend that has the same camera, and his is gone too.



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The standard eyeguard will fit the eyepiece perfectly. Once you use it you will not want to be without it in bright light. http://www.telescope.com/shopping/pr...keyword=rubber

My parrot ate the original eyepiece the first day I had my D7i. It turned out to be a good deal because I really like the eyecup.

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"I know that this must be a fairly common problem..."

Yes, it was a known problem starting with the Dimage 7, and it's a shame that Minolta continued to manufacture a defective part. You could not buy the eyepiece from Minolta either. The camera had to be sent in to them for repair.
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The standard eyeguard will fit the eyepiece perfectly. Once you use it you will not want to be without it in bright light. http://www.telescope.com/shopping/pr...keyword=rubber

My parrot ate the original eyepiece the first day I had my D7i. It turned out to be a good deal because I really like the eyecup.
Thank you, Slipe. I ordered a set of three of the eyeguards this morning. I'll give one to my friend.



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Old Mar 31, 2005, 4:19 PM   #5
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Do those eyeguards block the IR eye sensor?
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Do those eyeguards block the IR eye sensor?
It might. Mine never worked right in the first place so I don't know for sure. I rarely refer to the LCD, so it wasn't worth correcting.
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 6:18 AM   #7
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I just got the eyepiece in...



It DOES still work - it automatically switches when you put your face up to the camera.



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