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Old Feb 6, 2006, 2:58 PM   #1
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Hello.
So, I just got my D50 this morning and I just have a question about the eyepiece cap.
Does anyone actually use it? What does it really do and how effective is it, really?

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Old Feb 6, 2006, 4:44 PM   #2
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Aside from helping protect the eyepiece lens against possible scratching from untethered gear bouncing around in a camera bag, eye caps prevent "light contamination" when you set the camera to shoot from the timer or a remote shutter release. Some camera designs "back in the day" (by cracky!) allowed the light meter to be influenced by strong light coming in through the viewfinder. This could throw off the exposure accuracy of cameras set to AE mode. I don't know whether this is still a valid concern for modern cameras like the D50, but those are the traditional uses for an eye cap.

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Old Feb 6, 2006, 4:53 PM   #3
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Hmm, alright. Thanks.
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